Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2008

Sea The Wackiness at the Mermaid Parade

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2008

One of the country's best parades is Coney Island's annual Mermaid Parade. Saturday's event marked the parade's 25th anniversary, and it was a colorful, glittery festival of fun. Some pretty cool mermaids (and mermen) dolled themselves up in over-the-top costumes that would make Ariel blush. Browse through some of the highlights for some out-of-the-ordinary makeup and hair looks — it's guaranteed to stave off a case of the Mondays.

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