There are two main varieties of masks, ceramic and feather. Both varieties show an incredible amount of variety and original designs.
Ceramic Mardi gras masks can follow so many themes. There are the old standards of cats and many other kinds of animals.
Then of course there are the masks that celebrate New Orleans rich musical history. There are ceramic masks that have a general music theme as well as those that focus on the true love of New Orleans and Mardi gras, jazz. Finally, there are a great number of other theme masks, such as clowns, jesters and just about anything else you can imagine that would be indicative of the fun loving party atmosphere of Mardi gras.
The feather masks are as bright and colorful as their ceramic cousins are striking. Feathers of the most vibrant blues, greens, fuchsias, reds, yellows and purples are crafted into the most amazing creations that anyone would be proud to wear.
And don't make the mistake of assuming that these masks would be small. On the contrary, Mardi gras feather masks can become quite large and overpowering. In keeping with the theme of Mardi gras, nothing is too big or too outrageous.
If you ever get a chance to experience Mardi gras in New Orleans, never do it without a mask. Whether you opt for ceramic or feather, your Mardi gras experience will only be magnified by making yourself anonymous behind a mask and letting yourself experience what you normally never would.
It may be hard to believe that Mardi gras masks could have that kind of a powerful effect on you but do not discount it until you have tried it. It is sure to be an experience you will never forget.