July 14, 2006, Newsletter Issue #62: King's Cake Costumes

Tip of the Week

What would Mardi Gras be without the King's Cake? You loved it so much, and you got the baby baked in the cake, that you've tried to find Mardi Gras costumes that look like King's Cakes. By Mardi Gras tradition, whoever finds the plastic baby meant to represent the Baby Jesus at the Feast of Epiphany or Twelfth Night throws the next party. You're throwing a Mardi Gras Party. You've baked a King's Cake and you want to dress like one too.

Sad to say, there aren't Mardi Gras costumes or Carnival masks that look like King's Cakes. However, you can make up a costume with the right proportions of the Mardi Gras colors: purple for Justice, green for Faith, and gold for Power.

You can smear cake makeup that looks like pastry on your face and stread liquid gold, purple and green in the traditional cake pattern. Your jester Mardi Gras costume can reflect your homemade mask. You can combine a Naso Jolly Gold Mardi Gras Mask or Farfallina Mardi Gras Mask with your cake makeup and jester Mardi Gras costume.

The final touch: Hang a plastic baby around your neck or take it to your hat. You look good enough to eat!

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