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Mardi Gras Float Costume

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Mardi Gras Float Costume

walking out the door to the party

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Photo #1 - walking out the door to the party Photo #2 - the wind blows her away Photo #3 - Mardi Gras float Photo #4 - close up front Photo #5 - front Photo #6 - Fortune Teller back of costume Photo #7 - side view Photo #8 - walking up the street
Costume type:  Costumes for Girls
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for girls entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Amy, the 'Mardi Gras Float' costume creator:

My 7 year old daughter wanted to be a show girl but we had a ton of beads and suveniers from New Orleans. We came up with a Mardi Gras Float idea. We used pvc piping for the frame with chicken wire over it. Cut a hole in center and put a belt on it that was then tied to my daughter at her waist. wrapped green and purple material around it. We used Mardi Gras ribbon to anchor and ballance the front and back. She was a Mardi Gras queen on one side and the back of her was the fortune teller. The mask and wig fitted to the back of her head. When she looked around, the fortune teller also was looking around. We used an outdoor solar light that we inserted a tea light to keep it lit and also put lights and purple glow stick in the homemade crystal ball made from a balloon and paper mache. Printing signs and decorations to decorate the float. Everyone loved the oringinality of the float and being from Pittsburgh, PA, they want to go to Mardi Gras now.

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#1 comment by Ginnie October 29, 2013

Such an amazing original costume! So much detail and fun looking. Just looking at it makes you want to party!

#2 comment by Anonymous October 29, 2013

what the heck! I accidently hit the four star one and it wont let me revote!!!! AHHHHH love it!

#3 comment by Jayne Cain October 30, 2013

So cute.

#4 comment by edie mcgough October 30, 2013

great costume

#5 comment by Mike Parson October 30, 2013

This costume is supper cool, it is very original, and it looks like a lot of fun too. The best costumes are costumes that you cannot buy at the store. This is very creative and special. Good luck trying to out do yourself next year. :) Awesome job.

#6 comment by grandma November 1, 2013

She looks like the party kind of kid.
Lots of fun. Great costume, great idea, and great kid too.

#7 comment by Ed November 3, 2013

best costume ever

#8 comment by connie logan November 4, 2013

Very colorful - pretty!

#9 comment by Kristen Black November 4, 2013

I LOVE this costume! Very unique!

#10 comment by Isabelle November 19, 2014

I would love directions!

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