KEY WEST (CBSMiami/AP) — Another Fantasy Fest has come and gone.READ MORE: Stage Nearly Set For Miss Universe Pageant At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino In Hollywood
The 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival is ending in Key West following its highlight, late-night parade featuring grand marshals who pioneered the Florida Keys’ fight for marriage equality.
Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones launched a landmark challenge to Florida’s same-sex marriage ban. They led Saturday’s parade atop a “wedding cake” float surrounded by 33 other couples in wedding attire.
The procession drew more than 50,000 spectators and more than 40 motorized floats and costumed marching groups.READ MORE: There Is No Gas Shortage In South Florida, Panic Buying Led To Long Lines At Gas Stations
Some illustrated the festival theme, “Animeted Dreams & Adventures,” inspired by Japanese anime and other animation. Standouts included a “Hello Kitty” parody and superhero ensemble.
Fantasy Fest 2015, themed “All Hallows Intergalactic Freak Show,” is scheduled Oct. 23 through Nov. 1.
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