Outrageous Easter Bonnets

Whether for sport or in all seriousness, Easter revelers wear some pretty crazy headgear.

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Nedege Brunacci sports her award-winning Easter hat, which is decorated with vegetation. What better way to celebrate a spring-time holiday than with plant life?
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Elva Lewis and Viola Seaton are not only seasonally festive, but are environmentally aware too! These fabulous caps are made out of recyclable materials.
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Helena Andreyko gets into the spirit of the season with an Easter bonnet decked out with eggs, flowers, butterflies and what we believe are the remains of a chicken.
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This colorful couple shows off their teacup flower pot hats while participating in the parade the modern way, by segway.
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Vanessa Sturbenz keeps a smile on her face as she tries to keep her very large floral forest on while posing for pictures at the Easter Parade in New York, Sunday, April 12, 2009.
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A participant shows off her delicious full body cake bonnet as she participates in the annual Easter Parade in New york.
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Maria Campanella gives a nod to hero pilot "Solly" by wearing a hat representing US Airways flight 1549, which landed safely in the Hudson River, during the Easter Parade in New York City.
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High style isn't just for the ladies -- Jerry Gill and Richard Davis show off their keen fashion sense at the 2005 NYC Easter Parade. We especially love Jerry's ode to Big Bird.
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Maggie the pug models the latest in canine headgear and a fashionable look for Easter Sunday.
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Danya Urlich's hat actually won the "Most Glamorous" award at the 1998 Easter Handicap in Auckland, New Zealand.
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A dove perched on a chiffon hat makes its way down 5th Avenue during the New York City Easter Parade 2007.
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The Easter bonnet craze started long ago -- this snazzy number is from a Whitman's Chocolate ad in 1945.
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Chandelier chic is totally the next thing to come down Parisian runways.
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Jocelyn Jeannot balances her extravagantly ornate Easter bonnet during the 2005 NYC annual Easter parade. All she's missing is the kitchen sink.
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"Machine Dazzle" of Brooklyn reminds us that just because it's Easter, doesn't mean we have to wear pastels.
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Maggie and Tibby sport Easter bonnets during the 2007 Easter Parade NYC Easter Parade. We think butterfly stovepipes will be all the rage next season.
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The kites attached to Debbie Rosenberg's lid really give it some nice height. Debbie showed off her hat at New York City's Easter Parade.
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Mardi Gras? Easter? One starts the season and one ends it, but Danny Gonzales and Chris Prado bring Fat Tuesday style back to Easter Sunday during the 2007 NYC parade.
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These two looks combine wallpaper chic and octupus glamor. Nice!
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Sisters Kacey and Elizabeth Woram almost block out 5th Avenue's skyscrapers with their towering Easter bonnets.
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Models showcase their high-end bonnets during the annual Easter Parade in De Keukenhof in Lisse, The Netherlands, on Easter Monday, 2008. The theme of the parade was "China in Town." Seriously.
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There is no better way to celebrate springtime than wearing giant chickens on your head. Especially when those chickens are also sporting snazzy Easter chapeaus.
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Gloria Ceo hides out under her enormous bonnet at the 2007 NYC Easter parade.
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Tara Moss and Sophie Ward show off their Easter head gear at the Sydney Easter Race Carnival, but Tara seems a little shy - she's hiding behind her feathery accessories.
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If Venessa Sterbenz isn't careful, she might poke someone's eye out.
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Jocelyne Jeannot wears a cornucopia of festiveness at the 2006 NYC Easter parade.
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A pooch sporting Peeps refuses to be upstaged by her masters at the 2005 NYC Easter parade.
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