Building A Parade Float 101

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Building A Parade Float 101

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Theme: "Officer Heroes: Legends of Northwestern"

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Our Opponents Southern Nazarene University Crimson, Black, and White Crimson Storm

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Float Prizes Old – 1 st put - $25 2 nd put - $15 3 rd put - $10 New – 1 st put - $200 2 nd put - $150 3 rd put - $100

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Float Reimbursements Old – up to $200 – Campus associations must give receipts checking costs New – up to $500 for the initial 12 bunches (grounds and off grounds non-benefit) that meet every one of the prerequisites. Gathers still should give receipts confirming costs

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Float Requirements so as to fit the bill for repayment, every association must: Attend the Float Building Workshop on Thursday, October 2 nd at twelve in the Ranger Perk. Turn in Float Application with Sketch/Design including subtle elements for endorsement by 5pm on October 9 th .

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Rules and Regulations Float must be based on a trailer no less than 12 feet long. The buoy must have some outline and the gathering must really fabricate something. There must be some sort of structure on the trailer. (Make a structure out of chicken wire, cardboard, and so forth.) The buoy needs more than just words on evading and individuals remaining on a trailer.

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Rules and Regulations cont. Buoy ought to be pomped with napkins, weaved with tissue paper, or secured with flower sheeting, periphery, and so forth. Evading on the trailer is required. The wheels of the trailer ought NOT appear. Moving parts, sound, smoke, and so on are all energized. Support the greater part of your individuals to dress in topic and stroll in front and behind your buoy. The buoy can be no taller than 16 feet. The buoy must take after the topic.

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Most Importantly Don't give these necessities a chance to frustrate your imagination. In the event that you have a thought, inquire as to whether it will work. All special cases to these principles ought to be endorsed by the Homecoming Float Committee.

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Beginning Construction Supplies you may require! Staple Gun Nails Wire Chicken Wire Construction level wood/plywood

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Trailers Low-kid trailers Hay trailer

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Low-Boy Trailers Pallets can be utilized to assemble an incomplete or full sub-structure to raise the stage of the buoy. It is a smart thought to assemble a halfway deck that will be even with the top rails of the buoy. You can utilize great quality beds to make a stage. Ensure the beds are immovably attached to the bed of the buoy.

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Low-Boy Trailers Next, lay sheet plywood over the pallets.  Now you will have a stage for your props and a range in the bed where glide riders can stand or sit. 

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Low-Boy Trailers Apply sides to deck... Utilize "L" formed sections accessible at most handyman shops. Apply wood skirts to top of wood deck with "L" sections; sides ought to remain 14" from base of side deck to the ground.

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Now you're prepared to beautify your buoy! Parade Float Decorating Materials Festooning Fringe Plastic Decorating Pomps Vinyl & Metallic Floral Sheeting

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Decorating Your Float Attach Floral Sheeting to trailer with staple firearm.

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Decorating Your Float Then add periphery to the flower sheeting

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Decorating Your Float Use Festooning to shroud the crease between the botanical sheeting and the periphery. Crease

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Finished Product

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Other choices in designing Chicken Wire Pomping Tissue Paper

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Other Suggestions Line sides of bed with chicken wire. Utilize daily paper/butcher paper Blend flour and starch Dip daily paper into blend Paste onto chicken wire Allow to dry, then splash paint

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Filling the Float with a Structure Build the frame(s) of the object(s) (utilize wood, PVC pipe, chicken wire, and so forth… ) String with chicken wire to round out. Utilize fabric, paper mache, paint, and so forth… Securely affix casing to the base

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Tips Decorate utilizing ceremony and individuals. Have development to get individuals' attention. Utilize inflatables shabby and simple Make your buoy beautiful. Utilize unique beautifications (i.e. umbrellas, development, music, and so on… )

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Don't Do:

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Reminders Supplies – neighborhood, requesting, supportive connections, and so forth. Prepare Organizations collaborate Armory Utilize counselors and individuals that you know Be imaginative and have a ton of fun! 

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Do you have any inquiries?