Mardi Gras Costumes That Are Bright, Beautiful, & Slightly Ridiculous, Because Now's Not The Time To Be Shy

Happy Fat Tuesday to one and to all. In honor of today's grand festivities (I'm so jealous of anyone living in NOLA right now), gathered here is a compilation of the coolest Mardi Gras costumes to ever roam the streets on this wonderful day of debauchery. They're bright, they're beautiful, they're sexy, and they're ridiculous — which is why I can't look away, and you probably won't be able to either. Prepare yourself: things are about to get a little PG-13.

The Oversized Beads

Bigger is better!

The feather queen

The banana?

The queen

The one in the Halloween costume