Goddess of Glitter

NOLA Costumes’ Jenny Campbell brings Carnival dreams to life.
Photo By Cheryl Gerber


Surrounded at All times by all things sparkly, Baltimore, Maryland native Jenny Campbell has made a name for herself since opening NOLA Costumes in 2012 as the woman to turn to if you’re looking for a carnival costume that’s sure to stand out from the crowd. Out of her cozy Uptown studio, Campbell crafts unique creations for individual revelers as well as outfits the captains and officers for the Krewe of Iris.

Campbell’s costumes have been featured on commercials for companies including TurboTax, WWE and Bravo’s hit show, “Top Chef.”

“For the Top Chef commercial they featured my working snow globe head piece,” says Campbell. “That one is definitely one of my favorites. I’m still not sure how I figured out how to do it.”

Campbell only sells her creations in New Orleans, which means residents need to think ahead.

“Right now I’m taking requests for 2020,” she says.

To see examples of work by NOLA Costumes, check out the company’s Instagram page.