Not sure what to wear during Mardi Gras? When it comes to the Carnival, you’re pretty much safe as long as you’re donning gold, purple and green!

A colorful mardi gras crown or tiara lying on top of beads holiday theme

But of course, not everyone has what it takes to come up with fab costumes for the Fat Tuesday celebration, and even Jackie Miller, a Mardi Gras costume-maker who has handmade more than 1,000 costumes for the last 40 years, can attest to that.

“You can’t go out and buy it,” Miller said, referring to a Mardi Gras costume made with scraps of fabric revelers in a report. “You either have to make it or have someone make it. A lot of people don’t sew or they can’t do it, so I get really busy this time of year.”

But if you’re not one merry-maker who intends to wow the entire Carnival crowd and hopefully, get tons of beads thrown your way, you really don’t need extra elaborate and extra expensive Mardi Gras costumes to wear.

You can get yourself in the mood by wearing outfits you already have in your closet, spruced up by hats, masks, capes and shoes! Here are our favorites from

yellow tuxedo top hat

Yellow Tuxedo Top Hat

There’s no way around it, this hat is the ultimate statement piece and the perfect way to brighten up your Mardi Gras outfit!

green muchkin elf shoe covers

Green Munchkin Elf Shoe Covers

A pair of these Green Munchkin Elf Shoe Covers will cover up your regular civilian shoes nicely and get you ready for some bead-grabbing, Carnival action.

carnival mardi gras mask

Carnival Mardi Gras Mask

Our top favorite Fat Tuesday celebration accessory, this mask is covered in green velvet, lined with gold trim and comes with peacock and purple decorations… in short, perfect for Mardi Gras!

If you really want a full Mardi Gras costume but have to stick to a tight budget, check out 4 affordable outfits below, also from

fever harlequin shine costume

Fever Harlequin Shine Costume

Wear this Fever Harlequin Shine Costume and let the good times roll! It’s in the classic Mardi Gras colors of purple, green & gold, trimmed with sparkly sequins and metallic gold ribbon. Finish it off with sparkly gold shoes or boots.

mardi gras vest and tie set

Mardi Gras Vest and Tie Set

Bring the fun of Mardi Gras wherever you go when you wear this vest and tie set.

adult mardi gras king costume

Adult Mardi Gras King Costume

We can’t promise you a ticket to New Orleans, but you will be the partying king in this Adult Mardi Gras King Costume.

sexy mardi gras jester costume

Sexy Mardi Gras Jester Costume

You’ll be ready to join in the festivities with this Sexy Mardi Gras Jester Costume.

What will you be wearing on Fat Tuesday? Celebrate Mardi Gras in style with a costume or some fun accessories. Shop now!