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Mermaids, Sea Creatures & Classic Cars Dazzle At Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade 2016 [Photos]

Photo by Will Caruso
Photo by Will Caruso

Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade was more colorful and sparkly than ever this year, as mermaids, sailors, sea creatures, fairies, and princesses stomped down Surf Avenue and then the Reigelmann Boardwalk.

As usual, folks got creative with floats, and had fun accessorizing with pasties, umbrellas, and sequins. We spotted mythical characters of all ages, shapes, and sizes. There were costumed babies, mamas, grandmas and grampas — and even a dog!

Of course, our favorite costume belonged to Bensonhurst’s own Carlo Scissura, President of Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and head of Federation of Italian American Organizations (FIAO), who was named King Neptune and showed up looking like a Greek god (of the sea).

Didn’t make to this year’s parade? No worries, neighbor and photographer Will Caruso managed to capture 136 photos of glamorous mer-people and mer-cars for us. Check it out:

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