The tradition of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade began in 1983 and is held annually in celebration of the beginning of the summer season.
It’s basically Halloween in the summer with a mardi gras and aquatic feel to it.
This time around I met up with my awesome best friend Misha and took advantage of the craziness to catch a lot of pictures, and most importantly to catch up on each other’s lives.
Misha and I have been so busy with everything that’s going on around us, and yes we still manage to take for the other. But with full time projects, jobs and boyfriends, time can get the best of us.
Once we arrived at Coney, it was no surprise of the hectic and colorful crowd that was waiting for us. It took us forever to cross the street and actually make it to the boardwalk.
After crossing through the aquarium we finally saw water, but ended up missing the parade.
No worries though!
The shore is where it’s all at… and after jumping in the water for a few….
ok, only like up to our knees.
Some of these mermaid tales were sooooo impressive and beautiful, like the ones above and below.
Though I wish I owned of them, they would be awesome for some photo-shoots.
For this day in particular it seemed like such a hassle after watching them struggle trying to get into it.
Looking at all these great and creative costumes, I noticed you get stopped every other 5 seconds because someone wants to take a picture with you.
I wouldn’t mind it, bc I love the getting dressed up part… but I want to have some fun too!
You can tell this girl had a lot of fun.
I bumped into my old high-school buddy Jelivet and she looks adorable as ever…