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Long-Nosed Venetian Masks
Mardi Gras Costume Ideas

Long-nosed Venetian masks are a symbol of decadence without consequences.

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While all masks impart the wearier to enjoy a level of anonymous decadence, the long-nosed Venetian mask lends an additional mischievous flair. The bird-like style of this mask dates back to the wild days of Venice, when citizens of all social rank mingled and gambled the night away without consequence to their reputation. Talk about the ultimate party accessory. I'm thinking that this man, photographed at the 2003 Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, is up for some decadence.

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