Last Hurrah: Kooky Costumes at the Art Car Parade

The Art Car parade is one of my very favorite things to do in Houston, and this year I went with an eye toward what the parade participants would be wearing, as well as the cool cars. The art cars were fun and the costumes were funky: weird, wacky, and wild were represented, and everyone moving down the street had a smile on their face. Check out some of my favorite costumes after the jump, and if you had a favorite car or costume, let me know in the comments!

When I saw Jen Jen walking down the street the first thing I noticed wasn't her balloon hat, but the smiles that broke out on the faces of the people she was chatting with. I literally chased her down the road because I had to get a snap of the Rainbow Brite knee socks and the multi-pocketed apron. That balloon hat was just icing on the cake!

Cowboy hats and sunglasses were de rigueur for many on Sunday, and Mayor Annise Parker said "yes" to sun protection in a wide-brimmed hat and shades.

KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Christina Uticone