The Warhammer 40,000 costume community known as Obscurus Crusade will be part of the 2017 Dragon Con Parade. The annual Dragon Con Parade is part of the largest fan convention in the south east USA and is held every Labor Day weekend. The parade draws about 80,000 visitors per year and has even been broadcasted on television for fans who cannot make it to the event.
Obscurus Crusade has been part of the parade for several years and we want to make this year a great one. As such, the group’s organizers decided to have a parade float for the bulkier and/or larger costumes to stand on, rather than having everyone walking for the entire parade route (which can be a health hazard or damaging to the costume pieces themselves).
However, early this month, the trailer we had organized to use had been damaged during a storm and cannot be recovered for use. This campaign is to raise funds for the following items:
- Rent or buy a flatbed trailer that can be convert to a parade float.
- Materials that will be used to convert the trailer into a working parade float (e.g. flat floor, rails on the side for people to hold onto).
- Decorations to add to the float.
Any additional funds raised/left over during this campaign will go towards maintenance of the group’s website and future events.
We are hoping to raise the funds before Dragon Con starts this year. Please support the Obscurus Crusade by contributing to this campaign. Thank you for your support.