Costume Ideas For The Krewe De Bayou Voodoo Masquerade Mardi Gras Ball!
This year's Krewe de Bayou Mardi Gras Ball features a Voodoo masquerade theme, giving you the chance to wear fun - and frightening - costumes that you wouldn't be able to wear to any other Mardi Gras ball!
While we usually think of witch doctors when it comes to voodoo, the more accurate term is 'voodoo priest.' The first link below tells you more about voodoo priests and offers costume links and DYI ideas. The other links take you to various voodoo priest/witch doctor costumes, including tons of ideas on Pinterest.
A voodoo priest costume can be very simple: old sports coat, slacks, a top hat, and either a skull mask or face paint are all you need.
Voodoo priestess costumes are also fairly easy to find or put together. There are tons of options available on various online costume sites and, of course, you'll find lots of DYI ideas and inspiration on Pinterest.
I hadn't even thought of it until I did research for this article, but there a lot of voodoo doll costumes on the Web, though mostly for women. Pinterest comes to the rescue for ideas for men as well. Couples can go with a voodoo priest/voodoo doll combo or vice versa!
Though the horror - movie zombie has become much more popular in recent years, zombies created with voodoo practices still come to mind when we think of voodoo.
The easiest and cheapest way to create a zombie look is to simply 'weather' some of your old clothes and then use makeup to complete the look. The following links give you some pre - made costume choices. I also have links to Pinterest for makeup ideas and suggestions.
While the horror - movie and TV zombies aren't usually made with voodoo magic, they are still all over pop culture and show no signs of 'dying off' anytime soon! Going in formal wear with some basic zombie makeup or going all out with gory, ripped up clothing would also be perfect for the Krewe de Bayou Voodoo Masquerade Ball!
Here are links to some creepy and cool zombie costumes, as well as a video from the makeup wizards of AMC's 'The Walking Dead' that offers tips on using household products to 'zombify' yourself for the night!
Maybe a full costume just isn't your style, and you'd rather stick to the formal wear but want some added flair. That's where a simple skull mask comes in. There are a variety of different styles to suit your comfort level.