Detroit-area residents lift spirits with costume parades

Costume parade

How might someone go about participating in a parade while adhering to physical-distancing guidelines? By covering their entire body in an inflatable dinosaur costume, that's how. The AP reports that people in the Detroit suburb of Ferndale have been donning inflatable costumes for weekly parades through various neighborhoods. Participants’ full-body inflatable costumes run the gamut from dancing hippos, sharks and bears to a cheerful Pikachu, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and, of course, a T-Rex. “A lot of us are very large and we have very long tails, so maintaining social distancing is very easy in these," says T-Rex Walking Club founder Sarah Ignash, whose group parades to tunes like The Bangles’ “Walk Like an Egyptian,” and “Walk the Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was).

(Story from Associated Press)