Considering all the green glitz and gold glamor of Mardi Gras, it's strange that I haven't ever dressed up to celebrate the carnival season. Sure, I've went dancing at bars and been hit in the head by a rainbow of Mardi Gras beads from the band, but half-heartedly wearing those free necklaces doesn't count. This year I'll at least take advantage of the excuse to wear even more purple glitter to work on Fat Tuesday.
And perhaps next year I'll be prepared to party in true New Orleans fashion! The handmade shops on Etsy offer quite a parade of shiny options. I had a ball browsing through masquerade costume accessories and miniature mask jewelry.
1. Mardi Gras Mister Earrings by I Heart Carrot Cake
2. Green with Gold Accents Mardi Gras Mask by Signature Art Works
3. Shimmery Blue And Lavender Leather Mask by Beadmask
4. New Orleans Square Mardi Gras Necklace by Life is the Bubbles