The 35th Annual Mermaid Parade was hosted this past
Saturday, on June 17th in Coney Island.
This was my third year attending and I dressed up a bit so I thought I’d share my look with you.
While I was there I got to check another item off my summer bucket list- to visit the Coney Art Walls.
And last but not least the food…I indulged and I have no shame. Because it’s not often I get to hangout on the board walk and eat that type of food. It just screams summer! So I had my usual Coney Island staples – a corndog and a shish-ka-bob. And then I’ve been dying to try fried chicken and waffles. If you know me- you know- I LOVE Chicken…any kind of chicken, and I LOVE waffles. So there was a food truck there and…um….it’s all that I imagined it would be.
Sorry I know that corn dog looks kinda gross, but it was delicious! Haha #SorryNotSorry
You can read my more in-depth experience from THE BLOG I posted when I attended 2 years ago. I describe in detail how I put together my outfit. A lot of the things I did this year were the same. I did the scrunchy hairstyle with a blue extension, blue hair chalk and a whole lot of product. I also used a similar makeup technique, where I basically just used stick on jewels, and blues to highlight my face and make it mermaid-y plus glitter, on glitter, on glitter. I even used my starfish DIY hair clip again too! This year I liked my outfit a little better, but the feelings of hope, creativity, and acceptance that radiant from the parade are still in my heart. It’s such a weird experience, but I think it’s pretty cool.
Next year I hope to gather more of a crew to go, and I think I may have to really plan a badass mermaid outfit. I’m going to make everyone dress up right along with me! It’s so much more fun, when you join in on the weirdness. 😀
**All images are my own.**