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The unique and elaborate "Grand Marais Mardi Gras Celebration" received some national attention early Mardi Gras morning. Our story was featured in an Up to the Minute Report, right before the start of CBS This Morning.

CBS News aired our Faces and Places of Acadiana story featuring the pretty and ugly costumes of the traditional celebration. The costumes cost in the thousands and take up to three months to make with some reaching heights of up to 15 feet and they can weigh up to 150 pounds.

On the pretty costumes, there are over 350 ostrich and various bird feathers. In this small community of Vermilion Bay, family and friends compete against one another for a minimal cash prize and say it's not about the money, but the win.

To view the entire Grand Marais Mardi Gras Celebration video click here

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