PHOTOS: New Orleans donned its most extra outfits for Mardi Gras

Two men putting on glitter and face paint in preparation for Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Bust out your beads, because New Orleans is celebrating Mardi Gras! The Big Easy‘s most iconic holiday, anglicized as Fat Tuesday, embraces shameless excess, encouraging gluttony, exhibitionism, and outré fashion. In honor of this day of guilt-free decadence, we’re showcasing some of this year’s fiercest fashions and campiest costumes that graced the streets of New Orleans.

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