Costumes and creatures are great, but what about actual people with actual deformities? How do people handle that? Especially at this time of year.
This is Tiffany. She's a 16-year-old mermaid, sort of. She was born with a rare condition where her legs are fused together, similar to the bottom half of the mermaids from folklore. The condition, called sirenomelia, is also known as mermaid syndrome.