|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
overcompensation o·ver·com·pen·sa·tion (ō'vər-kŏm'pən-sā'shən)
Excessive compensation, especially the exertion of effort beyond what is needed to compensate for a physical or psychological characteristic or defect.
An extreme neurotic striving for power or prestige because of a feeling of inferiority.