Birds of a feather tend to flock together, but birds in personalized period costumes can only be found in one place.
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Every year, nearly a million people in Australia head to Sydney to celebrate the Royal Easter Show. There’s one special event that you can only find at this show, and it’s a doozy! It’s called the Pied Piper Duck Show, and it’s basically ducks dressed in costumes waddling down a “cat walk.”
That’s right! Incredibly, this fowl fashion show has been held for the past 30 years.
The Annual Duck Fashion Show is the brainchild of the late Brian Harrington, an Australian farmer who organized the event from its inception until his death in 2015. Although Brian is gone, the show must go on, and over 900,000 people regularly attend the fashion show each year.
I have just found out about the Sydney Annual Duck Fashion Show pic.twitter.com/gOdiKj1Pad– rachel (taylor’s version) (@rachellord22) July 29, 2020
During the show, ducks model three outfits: daytime, evening, and wedding. Oh, and did we mention that their outfits have to look as if they’ve stepped out of an 1800s time capsule?
Top hats, bustles, corset dresses, and tiny lady hats are all common sights on the duck runway. Visitors can’t get enough of the adorable animals, and at the end, they get to vote on their favorites.
Further interrogation, showed that there seemed to be new stories about the event every year, going back for the last 10 years or so. Despite each article presenting the information as current, every page used the same set of photos. /6 pic.twitter.com/e5wenOneKL– Oliver Griffith (@OliGriffith) November 15, 2021
Australians are notoriously quirky, but this is a new level of cuteness we could never have anticipated! We’re tempted to jump on a plane next Easter just so we can attend a duck fashion show! Who’s with us?
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