Carnival 101: Costuming from the neck up
Carnival costume tips generally focus on fancy garb -- tri-colored tutus or clever jumpsuits. But we're thinking you can go the glittery distance with focus on decor from the neck up. Face paint, head gear and masks go a long way toward creating Mardi Gras magic. So we trolled YouTube for some head's-up tutorials for those who want to concentrate on costume areas above the shoulders. Enjoy!
Lots of masks out there -- but this easy and intricate painted one has the right price tag!
Go cool harlequin with Miss Pixie Lou.
Or, combine the two ideas -- with an international flavor -- with a painted-on Venetian-inspired look.
The eyes can go solo, too. But if you limit the face-paint area, go big. We like this Hunger Games Girl on Fire approach.
Not into face paint? Tackle an elaborate head-topper instead.
Finally, it's Carnival. So why wouldn't we include a nose twerking video?
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