I'm only half-kidding about the title. We were almost in an accident and almost caused countless others. Plus, earlier in the day, I almost kicked my art teacher in the head and we both almost fell off of her car putting the ET float together. I'm very lucky that the word "almost" and its concept exists.
The ET Phone Homecoming float was finished a good 2 hours before mine. It was my art teacher's float from design to creation (with some help, of course) for my class.
She then went out to get Chinese food with that thing on her car, lol.
Anyways... my float. It was decided to cover my boyfriend's father's car with blue paper and make it seem as though Cthulhu was emerging from the water. So we put the blue paper on with (minimal amounts of) masking tape and carry his 15lb body out to the car. While my boyfriend's father took some twine and tied him down, I took some wire and secured him and tied the Just Buried Newly Deads (my friends wanted zombies. I gave them zombies) to the back of his car like wedding cans.
I don't have a good picture of them dragging.
Anyways, Cthulhu is Risen. He's on the car, ready to go. The senior float (which I helped on but only have one picture of) is assembled and ready. It's 6:00 and we should have already been at line-up. No time for a test-drive around the school. Notice the blue paper on the hood.
That blue paper was not there when we arrived at line-up. It flew off and infront of the windshield, causing almost-accident one. Almost-accidents two and three came from oncoming traffic. Apparently driving around with the God of Chaos ontop of your car is some sort of major distraction. Who knew!
We made it there in one piece though, all of us, and just in time. He was hanging off of the car a little when we got there, but that was easily fixed. My sister and I untangled the Newly Deads and walked and danced with the human puppets while we waited for the parade to start.
I only helped with one, Venom, for the boy in the orange. I owe him for my float's inspiration and
I'll upload photos from the actual parade later, or upon request. I have actual work to do, and I don't want anyone get sick of me too prematurely for over-posting, heh.
Thanks, once again, to everyone for following this! I hope it was as fun to watch as it was to make.