Was walking in town today with my mum and ended up carrying my mums crutch, did a little tune of a little film called "Full Metal Jacket" and then it accured to me......why dont we get the costumes and do a little parade of ourselves? I have not heard of anyone do this before and we might be the first. Not only will it be fun it would a different experiance. tell me, what you think guys?
It does sound like a good idea mate, but there are many factors to take in to account, of the top of my head, and it is late and i'm a tad tired, lol. To make our own we have to......
- Find the location suitable to all members - Contact the necessary councils to organise road closure - Advertise advertise advertise, well in advance - Health and Safety aspects need to be approached - Make it interesting enough for the general public, IE: As we are a young costuming group our member base is still small.Thus us attending other organised parades are already made easy for us t attend and follow. - Contact to Authorities - Contact to any other groups willing to join us. - Location of secure changing area for members
There is a hell of a lot to take in to account, to making a parade, this is why we go to already organized parades.
These are some of my thoughts, may be other may say differently which i'd be interested to hearing also, But please do not be too despondent, and feel free to put your ideas to the club.
TDO members do do a annual twice a year parade to the CO's home town Llanduno Wales, Once in May for the bank holiday weekend which we have recently done, And this week end TDO are attending a big parade event in Chorley that i have organized, quite a few TDO members are attending.
Not sure if the whole forum is open to you for you to see the events section but we could do with more crew i can lend you a crew t.shirt if you're interested, i know Blue will be coming so may be he can give you a lift.?
Any other idaes we'd be happy to hear of, Thanks
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Indeed as Col mentioned, we do parades and Chorley Carnival this weekend is one of them, you are most welcome to attend if you wish just look at the events section and sign up for the event, it is open to you if you want to attend. If you want to go in costume then you need to get your clearance photos in asap. Ideally you should do this at least one week before if its a new costume, but I can make an exception should you choose to. The other parades we attend are the Victorian Extravaganza and Xmas Parade here in Llandudno which is my home town, but we are always looking for more event to attend, so if you come across any then do let us know.
Sounds like a good idea in theory, but you would have to get like minded members aboard to make or buy the costumes. I haven't seen the film, but have been told it is extremely violent, which I will nothing to do with. This is aimed squarely at male members of the group, we are already having difficulty getting females to join us to add more romantic and heroic roles, so if more male members would reduce the macho image and troop as heroes that women appreciate and admire, now THAT would be a better idea.
skarr: There be a Predator lurking in the Clearance section peeps,go look see
Sept 6, 2021 17:39:46 GMT
Welshtrooper: Poppingo and Merida79dont forget to post an introduction
Apr 27, 2021 15:50:10 GMT
Welshtrooper: A warm welocme to our two newest members Poppingo and Merida79
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john: I'm good for this either as Dwarf or Marvin depending on clearance, or just mucking in and taking pics if nothing gets approval. I'll have my Mrs as a +1 taxi-driver, but she should be joining up when she gets her finger out.
Mar 23, 2021 19:02:09 GMT
rob76: Hi, I would like to sign up for Cov Con and Wales Comic Con
Mar 13, 2021 22:51:43 GMT
andyrowlands: Hi all, I should be able to do this one. I have a full Colonial Marine costume, and have some Alien/Aliens props I can bring, including the only bit of the Nostromo bridge set that survives.
Feb 20, 2021 17:17:33 GMT
skarr: New clearances in the Clearance section,,go look see!!
Mar 2, 2020 21:45:12 GMT
dandare: I should be able to get there so count me in
Jan 27, 2020 17:11:55 GMT
ratcliffem240: Many Thanks for clearing the Sith costume. Look forward to wear it real soon.
Oct 24, 2019 17:24:28 GMT
ratcliffem240: Greetings, It has been a while. Hope everyone is ok. Was just wondering as I have not troop with the group for a while and would love too again. is it to late to put my self down for Wales comic con. Kind Regards Marcus
Oct 19, 2019 6:59:37 GMT
Deleted: Afternoon graham glad to have met you at ozcon and the rest of your colleagues I am sending darth Vader pictures to you over weekend thanks Jonathan
Aug 16, 2019 15:04:37 GMT
dandare: Count me in for Saturday guys
Jul 9, 2019 17:20:33 GMT
dandare: I will be O K to do Warrington.
Jul 8, 2019 20:22:32 GMT
freja: I con't remember if me and John have formally signed up for Oz Con 10the and 11th or not! If we haven't , consider this our signing up!
Jul 5, 2019 16:24:48 GMT
dandare: I have been asked to work at a spnsored event by my company on the Saturday (Great)which has come at the wrong time but I hope to make the junior Coventry con but it will be sometime in the middle of the event cheers Ian
Jul 4, 2019 19:39:34 GMT
dandare: can attend Nantwich comic con
May 14, 2019 20:50:29 GMT
welshragnar: i'm aled i was spotted at wales comic con as rgnar lothbrok ,here is a link to my facebook page www.facebook.com/AEvansFX/ thoughts would be most welcome , thank you for the opportunity
May 12, 2019 20:47:38 GMT