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This weekend marked Toronto’s 50th annual Caribbean Carnival and, like all 49 before it, this one didn’t disappoint. The celebration is the largest street festival in North America and has grown from a mere 50,000 participants when it began in 1967 (which is still a pretty good turnout, if you ask us) to over 1.2 million. The parade is all about celebrating Caribbean culture and history with a heavy focus on those dazzling costumes. If you’re not done up in glitter, at least six colours and a million feathers, are you even participating?

Even Toronto’s mayor, John Tory got in on the fun (although it seems he opted out of the costume which is disappointing).

Well, we’ve reviewed the photos, ladies and gentleman, and there were some incredible looks at the parade. Here are the absolute best (and brightest!) of Caribbean Carnival Toronto 2017.

Everyone looks amazing, but you can really appreciate how they all blend into a sea of feathers

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Just look at the stunning colour palettes

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There’s no limit to the size of the feathers. Go big or go home.

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Isaiah Trickey/Getty Images

And no one should be afraid to accent with glitter. Ever.

Caribbean Carnival
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How gorgeous are these flowy dancing gladiators?

Caribbean Carnival
Isaiah Trickey/Getty Images

And this bespectacled beauty?

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Girl, where do we get some bling like that?

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Also a great opportunity to show your national pride.

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Don’t worry, men are in on this too. Looks like they get significantly fewer feathers. Still lookin’ good though.

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Now those are some feathers. Anyone else feeling a little dizzy?

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Jesse Winter/Getty Images

Look at these little ones getting in on the fun.

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Jesse Winter/Getty Images

And their matching adult counterparts.

Caribbean Carnival
Jesse Winter/Getty Images

Did we mention yet that these parade costumes have left us stunned? Well, they have. Big time.

Caribbean Carnival

We can’t wait to do it all again next year.

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