Mardi Gras costumers filled with creativity, wit

Chris Miller
February 13, 2018 - 3:50 pm

On St. Charles Avenue, costumes are a combination of creative, comical, and topical, if not always subtle.

The Krewe of Nut Jobs took aim at a couple of world leaders who recently traded public barbs regarding the other's age, weight, hair, and "button size."

"We have the yellow hair representing our fearless leader," said the lead costumer, indicating a Trump-esque swoop taped to his costume, a large white missile with a red launch button near the lower center. "And representing our so-called adversary in North Korea," he gestured to another group of costumers with a representation of Kim Jong Un's bowl haircut.

"His button is bigger than my button!" countered on of the maskers representing to other side. "I want a bigger button!"

Other topics ripe for skewering included the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board and its drainage issues. Another group of maskers referenced the S&WB and it's seemingly frequent boil advisories.

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