Merpeople took over Coney Island on a sunny Saturday
afternoon for the 34th annual Mermaid Parade. Shells, fins, and pearls
galore were on display as the mermaids marched down Surf Avenue and
along the boardwalk, showing off some of the most intricate costumes
this side of Halloween. From a Beetlejuice-inspired group to plenty of David Bowie-themed merfolk, there was no shortage of pop culture-influenced costumes at the parade.
Photos by B.A. Van Sise for the Village Voice