EAST FLATBUSH - A group of marchers is preparing for this year's West Indian American Day Parade in East Flatbush with flashy costumes.

They include bright colors and risque cuts, but they come at a steep cost. The handmade costumes can cost between $200 and $500.

The marchers say the costumes themselves set the vibe for the parade.

Informal groups of marchers are divided into "bands." The "Boom Mas" band expects about 600 people to march in their section.

This year, the Boom Mas marchers say they plan on wearing costumes inspired by Greek gods and goddesses.