I had never been to the village parade in NYC, so I decided to go this year just to get it out of the way and such.
I met up with a friend who goes to the Fashion Institute of Technology and we marched in the pouring rain in an overcrowded parade. It was interesting to see all the costumes and floats, but I don't know if I'd ever do it again.
I was dressed up as the season of Autumn:
I made the dress out of an old flowy skirt and sewed faux leaves on it.