Monday, July 5, 2010

Coney Island Mermaid Parade Magic!!

A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of making costumes for and partaking in the magical Mermaid Parade, 2010, at Coney Island. Although I had never had the pleasure of walking in the parade before I had always loved the idea of it, being an avid lover of all things "mer," since my childhood growing up close to the Oregon coast.

I was excited to be in the parade as part of a group organized by dear friends Ali Schmitz (who won "Best Mermaid" last year) and Justin AuBuchon. The concept was inspired by a beautiful illustration, including a queen being pulled on of a chariot of seahorses, with fluffy white clouds floating behind her. I made 3 "cloud dresses" for the parade, including a storm cloud, a serene cloud and a rainbow cloud (which was the one I wore in the parade!!).

Here are some photos of the magic. I am already very excited for next years parade!!

(Above) Me as a rainbow cloud!!

(Above) Laura dancing on the beach after the parade as the serene cloud.

(Above) Melinda was the storm cloud. I don't have any pictures of her in her dress, but her makeup looks awesome.

(Above) Darling friends Ali and Justin on stilts leading the way!!

(Above) Lovely photo taken on the boardwalk after the parade by Jessica Amaya.

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