Broadway Bound Costumes is the king of bling! We are a family-owned business serving the New Orleans area for 60+ years. We have everything you need to create amazing, one-of-a-kind costumes for Carnival, Halloween, Weddings, Ladies Luncheons, and more! We costume the Carnival Krewes and help the famous Mardi Gras Indians suit up! Come check out our extensive inventory of fabrics, gem stones, sequins, trim, marabous and rare buttons. We’re conveniently located on Canal Street in Mid-City.

Helen Koenig


Helen Koenig loved carnival. She enjoyed its beauty and magic, and devoted her time and talents to making sure New Orleanians had everything they needed to create amazing carnival costumes. Miss Helen, as she was lovingly referred to by so many, opened her first store in the 1950 and it quickly became the go-to place for Mardi Gras costumes. She dressed everyday revelers, carnival krewes and provided the materials for the elaborate Mardi Gras Indian costumes. In the late 1980s, Miss Helen, along with the help of her son, Sonny, moved the store to its current location on Canal Street in Mid-City. Miss Helen was a fixture at the store until she died in 2016 at the age of 94.