Happy Caribana 2013!

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival launched earlier in July but the real attraction, the parade (North American's largest Caribbean parade, in fact), is taking place this weekend where Island spirit meets scantily-clad, feathered and bedazzled sirens.

Toronto's yearly calendar is full of many colourful festivals and parades (all you have to do is look at June's Pride Parade for your dose of fun and fabulous fashion) but the Caribana parade arguably takes the fashion crown thanks to the colourful and meticulously-made costumes. (Outfits which can easily weigh up to 800 pounds!)

The costumes, which can feature plumed headdresses, sequined bikinis, golden jewelry, face masks and lots of body glitter, would make former Dior designer John Galliano weep with envy but luckily for us, we don't have to be Anna Wintour's bestie to get a ticket to one of the hottest (literally and figuratively) fashion shows in the city.

Check out the best styles from past Caribana parades:

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    A reveler takes part in the 2010 Caribana Parade in Toronto on Saturday, July 31, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan

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    A reveler takes part in the 2010 Caribana Parade in Toronto on Saturday, July 31, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan

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    A reveler takes part in the 2010 Caribana Parade in Toronto on Saturday, July 31, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan

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    Partiers take to the streets of Toronto in costume to celebrate Caribbeen Culture at the 43rd annual Toronto Caribana Parade at the CNE grounds of Toronto, ON on July 31, 2010. The Canadian Press Images/Rob Skeoch

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  • Caribana Parade Style

    Partiers take to the streets of Toronto in costume to celebrate Caribbeen Culture at the 43rd annual Toronto Caribana Parade at the CNE grounds of Toronto, ON on July 31, 2010. The Canadian Press Images/Rob Skeoch

  • Caribana Parade Style

    Partiers take to the streets of Toronto in costume to celebrate Caribbeen Culture at the 43rd annual Toronto Caribana Parade at the CNE grounds of Toronto, ON on July 31, 2010. The Canadian Press Images/Rob Skeoch

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    Crowds gathered along the parade route as revelers take part in the Caribbean Carnival Parade in Toronto, Ont. July 30/2011. The annual parade attracted an estimated 1 million spectators. (Photo by Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)

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    Crowds gathered along the parade route as revelers take part in the Caribbean Carnival Parade in Toronto, Ont. July 30/2011. The annual parade attracted an estimated 1 million spectators. (Photo by Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)

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    Masquerader Janelle Armorer, who is seven-months pregnant, waits in line to take part in the Grand Parade at the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival in Toronto on Saturday, August 4, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

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    Masquerader Janelle Armorer takes part in the Grand Parade at the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival in Toronto on Saturday, August 4, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

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    A masquerader performs during the Grand Parade at the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival in Toronto on Saturday, August 4, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

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    A masquerader performs on Lakeshore Boulevard during the Grand Parade at the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival in Toronto on Saturday, August 4, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

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    Masqueraders perform as they head down Lakeshore Boulevard during the Grand Parade at the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival in Toronto on Saturday, August 4, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

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    A masquerader performs during the Grand Parade at the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival in Toronto on Saturday, August 4, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

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