Friday, June 22, 2012

Mermaid Day Parade June 23rd 2012 Coney Island

The Coney Island Mermaid Day Parade is

celebrating its 30th anniversary!

As the first official day of summer approaches so does the premiere mermaid event of the year The Mermaid Day Parade. Sailor, Starfish and Mermaids get ready to for a colorful march down Surf Avenue and the boardwalk, followed by a ball at the New York Aquarium. 

The Mermaid Day parade starts at 2pm on Surf Ave and ends on the Boardwalk and a dip in the ocean.
Get there EARLY if you want to register without a huge line.

You can register as a single marcher, group or float at the Mermaid Day Parade website.

Quick Tips for surviving marching in this parade:
• You will stand around in the staging area for a LONG time. Bring water. Locate the bathroom.
• Apply sunscreen before your makeup or body paint.
• Check the weather. The parade marches on no matter what so pack an umbrella.

More tips and costume ideas

Mermaid Day Parade 2011 Recap and Photos

Video of previous Mermaid Days

I will be tweeting @kostumegirl during Mermaid Day Parade follow me and come say Hi! 

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Zombie Prom featuring GWAR June 9th, 2012 Irving Plaza

Whether you have fond or fuzzy memories of your own prom, relive the pomp and circumstance but this time with BUCKETS OF BLOOD and GWAR!!
It's the Zombie Prom June 9th, 2012 at Irving Plaza.

Hey Mark! You love Gwar! Why don't you join the band?
Mark, man, you play a mean guitar!
It's really a shame that you must DIE!!

Zombie Prom
There will be:
Professional makeup artists from NYC’s premiere costume shop ABRACADABRA NYC to help you get your gore on.
Official prom photo.
Receive your official prom pin.
Dress to kill for the Pageant of the Undead – Zombies don’t do beauty pageants…they do gore pageants!
Crowning of the Zombie King and Zombie Queen of the prom.
DJ Angela Boatright and DJ Shanna will kick off this evening of the undead.
The Zombie King and Zombie Queen of the prom will receive special prizes.
Charlie Adlard, penciler and inker of THE WALKING DEAD comic books, has donated an original drawing of a full page from the comic! There will be a raffle and one lucky winner will walk away with a piece of original zombie history!
The grand finale? A very special performance by the sickest band in metal history…Hark to the hideous majesty of your MASTERS, rulers of Earth, the MIGHTY GWAR will take the stage.
There will be drink specials all night!!  $21 for a four-pack of beer, special Zombie Punch, add a shot of whiskey to any beer for $5, plus shot specials.
ABRACADABRA NYC will be offering 15% off on all merchandise and makeup to ticket holders and 25% off on all zombie costume rentals or zombification process. Non- ticket holders can still stop by the store and receive 10% off just by mentioning the event.
Tickets are limited and will sell out fast. Proceeds from this raffle will go to The Smoot Family Fund. This event is 21+.
If you are doing your makeup at home check out my video tutorial for Sexy Zombie Makeup.