When life hands you glitter, make a Mermaid costume

The bold, the beautiful, the freaky and the far-out were at it again this weekend, strutting their intricately crafted sea creature costumes at Coney Island’s annual Mermaid Parade. A party of exhibitionist families, drag queens and beauties, there’s no better place to host this nostalgic tribute to the nautical myth of the mermaid. And, well, you can’t argue with a well-executed freak show.

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