The true impetus for our visit to Coney Island was to see the Mermaid Parade; this year marked the parade's 30th anniversary. As expected, there were a lot of mermaids (both male and female), mermen, fish and other undersea creatures. There were also a lot of questionably aquatic themed costumers (Aztec mermaids?), and plenty of just plain weird costumes that I'm still not sure how they related. Either way, people put a lot of work into their costumes (like my favorite, below) and they were much appreciated.