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PHOTO GALLERY: Colorful costumes take over Coney Island for Mermaid Parade [NSFW]

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CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn — A sea of colorful costumes filled Coney Island Saturday for the 34th annual Mermaid Parade.

Mermaids, mermen and sea creatures took to Surf Avenue for the iconic parade.

The goal is to bring mythology to life for people living on Coney Island. Founders say it’s an opportunity for self expression and to celebrate seaside culture.