Always a high point at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade - Whitney Ward, in the outrageous costumes designed for her by artist Joe Coleman.
Like last year, there are fangs and blood. This year we add occasional wandering eyes, and gloriously complex headgear - which you'll have to imagine, since most of it isn't actually in this picture. Headgear is like that.
This photo has been spotted as high as #119 in the Flickr daily Interestingness charts.