KEY WEST (AP) — With Key West clear of watches and warnings related to Hurricane Sandy, the island’s annual costuming and masking festival has the green light for events to continue.
Dressed-up pets promenaded across an oceanfront stage during Wednesday’s Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade and Parade. The event drew several dozen entries ranging from pet-and-person duos to animal-and-human ensembles staging choreographed performances.
Among the most exotic participants were a 9-month-old pot-bellied pig costumed as a dragon and an African pygmy goat sporting red devil horns and wings. Other standouts included small dogs portraying scuba divers.
Fantasy Fest continues through Sunday. It’s highlighted by the Saturday night Fantasy Fest Parade that traditionally attracts about 60,000 revelers.