Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday” (known as Shrove Tuesday in English), which refers to the last night of eating richer, fattier foods, such as pancakes, before the ritual fasting of Lent, starting the next day, on Ash Wednesday.
Mardi Gras fancy dress is another way of celebrating this final day before Lent, with people dressing up in all manner of Mardi Gras fancy dress costumes and parading in carnivals.
Below are some cool examples of Mardi Gras fancy dress outfits, if you are going to join in the carnival fun this year!
Cha Cha Cha Carnival Costume
Coming all the way from San Diego, USA, this Mardi Gras fancy dress costume is a brand new and exclusive elite quality product, which uses fine fabrics and trim to create a beautifully detailed garment that has been professionally finished.
The Adult Elite Quality Cha Cha Cha Costume consists of a full length gown with oversized multi-coloured ruffles and an attached striped bra top.
This superb carnival fancy dress outfit also includes puff sleeve-lets, a sash, a turban-style hat, with glittering fruit, plus a glittering cherry earrings and brooch set.
If you are searching for a scarier looking carnival fancy dress costume then this Mardi Gras fancy dress outfit may well be the very thing.
This costume is based around a long sleeved top, trousers, collar gloves, a waist sash and an incredible headpiece with an attached mask.
This one-piece Masquerade Ball dress is made from glossy and matte black fabrics with some sections made from reflective silver cloth.
The Mardi Gras fancy dress costume is elasticated at the back to ensure a snug fit and has an oversized soft padded collar. The outfit also comes with a silver mask and a black brooch.
If you don’t fancy any of the above Mardi Gras outfits, then make sure you check out our Mardi Gras Fancy Dress Costumes section for some more awesome Mardi Gras fancy dress outfits.