Thousands of revellers show off their bright-coloured costumes as Mardi Gras ...

It's party time! Hundreds of thousands of revellers paint their faces and show off their bright-coloured costumes as Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras begins

By Zoe Zaczek For Daily Mail Australia and Aap

Published: 06:42 GMT, 29 February 2020 | Updated: 06:48 GMT, 29 February 2020

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Hundreds of thousands of revellers have taken to the streets for Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Partygoers put their best foot forward with glitter ensembles and rainbow face paint for the 42nd annual LGBT celebration on Saturday. 

Bright lights and outlandish costumes packed into Hyde Park and Oxford Street for the night of festivities, where the parade is expected to draw in crowds of more than 12,000 punters across four hours.

As per tradition, the 'dykes on bikes' will kick off the parade on Saturday evening. 

Of the 191 floats in the parade, several will focus on climate change while Australia's bushfire crisis 'heroes' will be front and centre. 

One partygoer is seen getting a rainbow makeover for Sydney's annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday

One partygoer is seen getting a rainbow makeover for Sydney's annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday

Two revellers don barely-there matching poison ivy costumes, completing their look with green sneakers

Two revellers don barely-there matching poison ivy costumes, completing their look with green

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