Take a stroll down Magazine or through the Quarter, and you’re bound to see people dressed in costumes or donning bright, colorful wigs. That’s the beauty of our city: we embrace the eclectic individuality of every local and tourist on holidays as well as random Thursdays. It’s even more apparent during Carnival season. With parades in full swing until Fat Tuesday, you’ve got plenty of chances to join the ranks of the masquerading krewes. To help you dress your best, we’ve made a list of our favorite places to get Mardi Gras costumes in New Orleans!
With choices ranging from animals to all the glitz and glam you could ever want, you’ll find the mask for you here. And if you don’t, they can make the custom mask of your dreams! 630 St. Ann St. | Website
As the name implies, this shop is the go-to spot in Uptown. With Mardi Gras costumes, wigs, masks, tutus, and a wide selection of your Classic Elvis costumes, there’s something for everyone. Plus you can grab some oysters at Casamento’s next door!. 4326 Magazine St. | Facebook
This quaint little Magazine St. shop is a picker’s paradise. Always full of vintage clothing, it turns into a costume emporium jam-packed with everything you need from colorful tights to wigs, hats, and costume sunglasses. 4204 Magazine St. | Website
It’s no secret that ladies and gents love any excuse to wear colorful wigs. The best part about Fifi Mahony’s is that they’ll custom make whatever you want from color to style to length! 934 Royal St. | Facebook
Located in the heart of Magazine Street, Funky Monkey is a place to get lost in! Their handpicked vintage clothing, costumes and jewelry will leave you looking your festival best. 3127 Magazine St. | Website
SOUTHERN COSTUME COMPANY
This CBD shop proclaims itself as the largest of its kind in the South. They outfit movie sets as well as entire krewes or simply parade/party attendees. Check out their incredible selection of costumes, props, and accessories and take advantage of their professional services. 951 Lafayette St. | Website
Don’t be shy. This is the time for you to be imaginative and have fun. Good luck shopping and Happy Mardi Gras! And for all of your dream home needs, contact your LOCAL expert at Gardner Realtors today!