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Finding the Perfect Mardi Gras Costumes

January 14, 2018

Fat Tuesday is fast approaching and it’s time to find the perfect Mardi Gras costumes. With so many traditions that go into the Carnival season, spotting one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras costumes is one of the most exciting pastimes each year. Some people spend months handcrafting costumes, meticulously gluing and sewing on beads and feathers. Mardi Gras is all about being unique and separating yourself from the crowd. 1 of 1 Blazers creates Mardi Gras costumes that are impossible to duplicate and are sure to make a statement. Each suit is hand painted with an original design, making it not just a Mardi Gras costume, but also a work of art.




History of Mardi Gras Costumes


Mardi Gras costumes have been a central tenet of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras tradition dating back to the 1800s when floats first started parading down the streets in the city. The organizations that put on the parades are called “krewes,” and members of the krewes wanted to keep a certain level of mystery and anonymity during the weeks of raucous celebration. The first krewes started to wear masks and costumes in the parades to hide their identities. Since then, the tradition of Mardi Gras costumes has grown, developed, and changed. Luckily, Mardi Gras costumes are no longer reserved for krewe members. Everyone is encouraged to dress in a way that matches the mood of the Carnival season.



Mardi Gras Ball Suits


Mardi Gras isn’t all just drinking in the streets as the floats roll by. With revelry comes pageantry as well. Elaborate Mardi Gras balls have been a key part of the Carnival season for over one hundred years. At the most formal gatherings, women wear long gowns and men accompany them in tuxedos or tails. At more informal events, attendees wear outlandish outfits as they try to outdo one another and demonstrate their creative prowess.  A 1 of 1 Blazer suit or jacket puts the attention on you so that you make an entrance wherever you go. While everyone else is wearing the same exact outfit, you can stride in wearing a hand-painted Mardi Gras costume that is sure to get everyone talking.




Find Your Mardi Gras Style


Mardi Gras is such an interesting time in New Orleans because no two years are the same. Every parade, every float, and every party theme is changed to create a completely unique experience each year. Shouldn’t your Mardi Gras costumes follow these same principles? 1 of 1 Blazers has so many unique suits, jackets, and blazers that you’ll be able to find your Mardi Gras style with ease. 






Visit our online store and check out our latest styles of unique men’s suits that are sure to make you stand out wherever you are!

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