Everything about a Mardi Gras parade is fun, but one of the best things is the awesome costumes that are worn. Check out these 8 awesome Mardi Gras costumes!

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    Stitches Mouth

    A costumed reveler in the historic French Quarter on 2012 Mardi Gras Day on February 21, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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    Motorcycle Mama

    A costumed reveler in the historic French Quarter on 2012 Mardi Gras Day on February 21, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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    Red Head Hazel

    A costumed reveler in the historic French Quarter on 2012 Mardi Gras Day on February 21, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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    Beautiful Rosie

    A costumed reveler in the historic French Quarter on 2012 Mardi Gras Day on February 21, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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    Lady and a Man

    Costumed revelers in the historic French Quarter on 2012 Mardi Gras Day on February 21, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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    Mardi Gras Indian

    A young Mardi Gras Indian, a tradition that dates back to slavery, wears an intricate hand-made costume on 2012 Mardi Gras Day on February 21, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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    Krewe of Zulu

    A member of the Krewe of Zulu costumed for the Krewe of Zulu Parade marches down Jackson Avenue early in the morning on 2012 Mardi Gras Day on February 21, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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    Jackson Avenue Early in the Morning.

    A member of the Krewe of Zulu costumed for the Krewe of Zulu Parade that will roll down Jackson Avenue early in the morning on 2012 Mardi Gras Day on February 21, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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