The Many Masks of Mardi Gras!

Rex proclaims Mardi Gras!

Rex proclaims Mardi Gras!

On the evening of Lundi Gras, Rex, the King of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, proclaims that Mardi Gras day will be a day of masks and merriment.

Mr. Burkhardt and Me!

Mr. Burkhardt and Me wearing my Stephan Wanger mask!

 

This Lundi Gras was the first time I had heard his proclamation so, desiring to be a good citzen of the realm of Mardi Gras, I donned the masked I made at Stephan Wanger’s studio – Galeria Allegria.

 

A masked rider!

A masked rider!

The masked riders are a feature of a number of the Mardi Gras parades and have beautiful, colored costumes and masks that cover their faces.

An Honor Guard of Masked Riders wait for the King Thoth

An Honor Guard of Masked Riders wait for the King Thoth

They are often the escorts of the Kings of Mardi Gras parades and will wait while the King of their parade toasts the mayor or other honorable folks.

The riders on the various floats wear their masks and costumes.

Parade watchers getting into the spirit of Mardi Gras

Parade watchers getting into the spirit of Mardi Gras

While certainly not a requirement, many of the folks who come to watch the parade get into the spirit of Mardi Gras by donning masks, beads, and even coloring their hair.

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John N. Collins is a writer, photographer, game & coloring book designer and a bad dancer.

Any resemblance to the King John character is merely a coincidence.

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John N. Collins is a writer, photographer, game & coloring book designer and a bad dancer. Any resemblance to the King John character is merely a coincidence. Follow John N. Collins: Google Plus YouTube Facebook Fan Page Facebook Personal Account Instagram Twitter