When Heights Merchant Association said this years Hats Off Day parade was Jungle theme, we came to an inescapable realization: we HAD to give ’em Indiana Jones being chased through the parade by a big rock with legs. Remember that first action sequence in Raider of the Lost Ark? It took a bit to build the rock costume from scratch, but it was so worth it. The crowds on either side of Hastings went crazy. What a hit!
Besides that, we added Tarzan & Jane -with Sir Archimedes Porter, her scandalized, overprotective father. We performed mini scenes throughout the parade of Tarzan slinging a delighted Jane over his shoulder, and her father demanding Jane “get down from there AT ONCE!” Big laughs, big fun!