ARRR, An lo' an behold, blow me down, ther' they'be mateys, twin Day O' Ye' Dead, bare breasted mermaid wenches!
Ahoy, me lads an'lasses, just feast yer good eye on these here salty lobster and squid buccaneers! Makes me git a yearnin' fer me long lost, adventur filled, sea farein' pirate days fer'sure!!
Aye, an' jus'take a gander at this horse ridin' mermaid, me hearties. It'd be a bit more convincin' if she'd be ridin' side saddle, but th'pair be gettin' a 5 star ratin' form this here scallywag sea wench.
Today be day five in th'countdown t' Halloween ye'know, so ye can expect strange and entertainin' spirits might be stirrin' round here more 'n more these days, ERRRRR!
These costumes are a few of the conservative ones. Follow this link to Mermaids on Wikimedia. There's lots more shots of crazy costumes in the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. A word of warning though, there's lots of boobs and flesh. It's all in good fun mind you, but like Jerry says, how do they get away with it? You really never know what you're going to find or what your going to end up writing about when you go poking around the wonderful and sometimes crazy world of web!