Photos: Mermaid Day Parade 2012 [NSFW]

Southern Brooklyn’s most bizzare, colorful and apparel-eschewing festival, the Mermaid Parade, celebrated its 30th year in 2012, with thousands of revelers descending upon Coney Island for the event.

Mermen, lady pirates, sailors and strippers snaked down Surf Avenue, rounded West 10th Street, and back over the Riegelmann Boardwalk, flashing costumes – and sometimes a little more (oh, do keep in mind that this photo gallery is not safe for work. A few boobies make an appearance).

A number of Sheepshead Bites readers lined the parade, photographing some of the oddities as they rolled by. Below is a collection of photos submitted by the following readers: Knightmare6, nolastname, Celeste L., Steve G. and Allan Shweky.

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