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New Orleans Traditions

New Orleans-Themed Halloween Costume Ideas

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Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s time to buy or make a costume for the holiday celebrations. Whether you’re going to be celebrating in New Orleans or simply want to honor the city, you can try one of these New Orleans-inspired Halloween costume ideas.

 

Mardi Gras Krewe Member

If you can get your hands on an actual Mardi Gras krewe member’s costume, this is a great and simple costume idea. If not, try to find something colorful, maybe of shiny material and patterned to resemble some of the traditional costumes. The costumes are usually pants and long sleeves. If you want to resemble someone on the krewe’s court, assemble a large rounded backing out of cardboard or other straight, sturdy material (though not too heavy—you have to wear this all night) and cover it in feathers, fake jewels and other colorful accoutrements. You can go crazy or stick with one color or theme.

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New Orleans Attractions

Celebrations in the Boo Carre: Halloween in New Orleans

Porch on Magazine St decorated for Halloween

Like any other holiday, New Orleans’ Halloween celebrations are big, loud, and full of fun-loving visitors and locals. With all of the in-the-street cavorting and wild costumes, All Hallows’ Eve in the Big Easy has come to resemble Mardi Gras season more and more with each passing year.

Some of the biggest celebrations take place downtown in the French Quarter, particularly on the Esplanade end and on Frenchmen St. Around Frenchmen especially, the streets are congested with flashy, splashy costumes of all themes—some of the handmade getups are truly a sight to be seen— and plenty of brass bands and dancers.

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