This was our first Easter in Manhattan. For over 100 years there has been an Easter Bonnet parade on 5th Avenue every Easter Sunday. Growing up a southern girl, I am well aware of the Easter bonnet. And the white patent leather shoes. And the white Easter gloves. So there was no way I was going to miss seeing an Easter bonnet parade. But, imagine my surprise at the parade when I saw this:
Shocking, but it was a FANTASTIC Easter bonnet, right? The entire parade was definitely one of those "only in NYC" moments. The creativity was quite amazing and I feel the following needed some special awards. Enjoy.
Best costume that can cross over to another type of parade award:
This person's picture was featured on Regis & Kelly Monday morning, so they get the Five Minutes of Fame Award:
Best use of doggie accessory award:
The Excessive Flair award. (This category had some tough competition if you haven't noticed already.)
Biggest Yankee fans award:
Best nod to childhood Easter award:
The recycling award. Since she clearly emptied her entire craft closet to create her elaborate costume.
The Tim Burton award:
The I am man enough to wear this hat award:
The good enough to be in French Vogue award:
I saved the best for last. We all know the highest creativity award should be called The Anthropologie award. Seriously, this mother-daughter creation was amazing!
I will never look at an Easter bonnet the same way again.