Last night me and my crew marched in the Texarkana Christmas parade.
The parade route was about a mile long and there were THOUSANDS of people there.
A few weeks ago I sent out a public invitation inviting our supporters and cast members to dress up and march along with us. We had about eighteen participants, which was actually more than I thought would show up. There would have been more participants but several people that had to drop out at the last minute due to a nasty stomach bug that's been floating around.
We even had our loyal friends from Middlefaire Renaissance Festival in Hillsboro, TX join us!
Oh, and the devil.
Well, here's the story behind that. This guy down here makes and sells leather armor. I hear tale he's made a few pieces for the big leagues in Hollywood. I wouldn't doubt it. His stuff is ridiculously awesome.
Well, at the beginning of the parade I realized how cool he would look marching in front of the banner. A supreme Christmas warrior with a candy cane sword leading the way, right?
Little did I realize that he had pulled down his face mask which makes him look rather... um... demonic...
Soon after he took his place I heard people in the crowd shouting: It's the devil!!
I look up ahead and sure enough our menacing Christmas warrior had accidentally gotten waaaaay ahead of us and is now trailing very close behind a poor innocent Nativity float with a little baby Jesus and all.
Well, despite all of that we won FIRST PLACE in the marching category of the parade!!
EDIT: Found these two photos on Facebook
Ah! There's nothing like stripping down after spending hours in layers and layers of 17th century craziness.
I'm out party people!
Have fun and always wear safety goggles when you run with scissors.