At a masquerade party, the elaborate costumes are made only better by the masks everyone wears – you simply have to wonder who is behind each! Whether you’re attending a quaint party or a grand masquerade ball, you’ll want to dress the part in an impressive costume.
You can go classic with an outfit that looks straight out of the Victorian era or you can have a little fun by dressing in a jester costume with bold Mardi Gras colors. No matter what you select, remember that the key to a masquerade is to dress in disguise. Select a costume that is historical or takes cues from fantasy – let your imagination run wild! Finish your attire with the perfect accessories; you can’t go wrong with a wig, a mask or feathers.
"Darling, haven't you ever heard of a delightful little thing called boarding school?"
Being a baroness was a title of nobility and came with an air of sophistication and style. You can embrace the elegance of the baroness with this beautiful chocolate gown that looks like it was plucked straight from a historical novel. Just add a mask to make this the perfect costume for your masquerade party!
"Only a vampire can love you forever."
The legend of the vampire has timeless appeal and has fascinated generations. Look stunning at your next masquerade in a debonair gothic vampire costume that is guaranteed to turn heads. Sumptuous satin and silky velvet give this look grand appeal; you're sure to have them melting for more.
"Wise enough to play the fool."
The jester makes noblemen laugh, but he himself has a mysterious side. Dressed in a colorful costume with bells, his storytelling skills capture a crowd wherever he goes. Dress as a Mardi Gras jester for your upcoming event and you too will capture hearts with your charisma.
"Laissez les bons temps rouler." - French translation of "Let the good times roll."
- Mardi Gras Queen
Mardi Gras Queen
Celebrate your own royalty with this gorgeous Mardi Gras Queen costume. Decked out in traditional Mardi Gras purple, green, yellow and black, you’re sure to capture the attention of all the court. The long gloves and beautiful mask only add to the mystery you’ll bring to the masquerade event.
"There is nothing new except what has been forgotten."
- Marie Antoinette
High glamour, over-the-top indulgence and treason - Marie Antoinette may not have been loved by the French people, but she is a legend who has inspired many books and movies. You can embrace her life of extravagance with a gorgeous Marie Antoinette costume and wig – ideal for any masquerade. Just add the mask of your choice!
"A mask you ask? Optional I find! Masks lend appeal of a mysterious kind."
- Victorian Doll
When you walk into a room you’ll inspire whispers and stares with this gorgeous black Victorian Doll costume that has just a touch of gothic mystery to it. With vintage elegance, you’ll walk around the party capturing the attention of all you see and leave them wanting more.
The jokes on you! If you’re looking for a clever group costume theme for an upcoming masquerade, you’re sure to impress all attendees when everyone dresses as jesters. The colorful costumes are ideal for young and old, so your whole group can participate in the fun.
Dad and son can dress as creepy jesters whose traditional costumes are made a bit spooky with a devious-looking face mask. Mom looks great in a purple and black jester costume that will have everyone raving. Want to take the group theme to the next level? Plan a few entertainment acts, such as dancing or juggling. The royal court is sure to delight at your antics – or at the very least all the guests at the party. Everyone will be talking about your themed look, so be sure take plenty of photos to remember the occasion.
Masquerade Group Costume Ideas
Ghost Lady & Evil Jester
Couples looking to make a creepy splash at the masquerade ball can dress as Ghost Lady Elite and Evil Jester. White layers of lace and satin make her the prettiest ghost you’ve ever seen, while his black and red jester costume with a terrifying mask is truly what nightmares are made of.
Victorian Doll & Vampire
Do you love vampire legends? Have you ever wondered what it was like to have lived during the Victorian era? Then you and your partner can play the part at the next party as a sexy Victorian Doll and mysterious Gothic Vampire couple.
Mardi Gras Queen & Jester
Lots of laughs with style and class – this describes couples who dress as a Mardi Grad Queen and Mardi Gras Jester. You’ll both make a splash in colorful costumes fit for any costume event. Instantly become the life of the party as you declare, “Let the good times roll!”
Adult Vile Jester & Kids Sinister Jester
Not every jester is all fun and games – there are the sinister ones to watch out for! No one will want to turn their back when you dress in the Vile Jester Adult costume and the Sinister Jester Child costume.
1) Plumed Hat
2) Corseted Bodice
3) Luxury Satin Train
4) Tulle Petticoat
5) Satin Underskirt
Be the bombshell of the party and the envy Marie Antoinette herself with the Vixen of Versailles Costume. Everything about this costume is elegant and has the finest detailing, from the corseted bodice to the luxury satin train. The tulle petticoat adds a touch of vintage sophistication, and the plumed hat is the perfect finishing touch for a costume that’s sure to leave everyone speechless. If you want to make a statement that will last long after the masquerade is over, this costume will do just that!
Have a soft spot for New Orleans and love the festivities of Carnival? Then the Mardi Gras Madness costume is a sure winner for your next masquerade ball. The long dress accentuates the legs featuring a green velvet skirt and a fun zig-zag hemline. Purple velvet sleeves grace the bodice made up of a beautiful green and purple harlequin pattern. Finish the look with an elegant masquerade mask to add a touch of mystery as you hide your eyes. A Mardi Gras Boa and Masquerade Shoes add just the right touch of va-va-voom to this already extraordinary look!
SKINNED MASQUERADE MASK MAKEUP TUTOTIAL BY BETHANY
Think all masquerade masks are elegant and beautiful? Stand out from the crowd with this painted masquerade mask that will startle and scare. This video shows you how to create a skinned masquerade makeup look that will make your masquerade mask even more unique. Your beauty paired with a touch of creepiness will have everyone talking at the party and beyond!