Thursday, October 29, 2009
Scary Good: Buck The Norm Parade Part II
Well, after Kathleen and I tag-teamed applying makeup to 24 zombies in our agency parking lot (a mix of Third Degree and TFCU staff volunteers)...
...(yes, Will, you have to put on that green lipstick)...
... our corporate zombies for the Buck The Norm float entry in the Ghouls Gone Wild Parade turned out fantastic.
We even had enough time (just barely) to do our own makeup.
Everyone really got into character while waiting for the parade to start. (Growing even more popular this year, with 80 float entries and close to 50,000 attendees!).
So much into character that we had to divert them from eating their props...
...eating other parade participants...
...and even stopping them from eating the mimes (we were on the fence about letting Thurman go through with that one).
Kathleen represented for the indebted and undead by giving an interview.
We quickly brushed up on our zombie choreography.
And then we were off.
It wasn't all ugly, though. We had our brightly colored, multilayered, spirited and sassy Buck The Norm revelers as well.
Their task was to march in the wake of the zombie troop, waving huge speech bubble Buck The Norm signs, shouting out "Buck It!" and passing out glow sticks and candy to the crowd...
... and to just generally look fabulous.
We were all completely hypnotized by our media buyer, Jentry's, fake eyelashes. We told her she should wear them to work every day because everyone was crushing on her.
Especially these guys.
Thanks everybody for all the hard work! Can't wait 'til next year. Buck the norm!
Want to see more pictures from the parade? You can see more here of our Buck The Norm pics and here of the Ghouls Gone Wild parade in action (including us) on Flickr!