About this project
The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus is raising funds through Kickstarter to build a Millenium Falcon Golfcart for Peter Mayhew (the actor who plays Chewbacca in Star Wars) and his wife Angie to ride in the Chewbacchus 2013 Parade!
That's right! We really are building a special ride for THE Wookiee himself! Peter Mayhew is our official "Emperor for Life" and we are providing the "real-deal" actual original CHEWBACCA with a seat of honor and glory in our parade. This contraption is being specificially designed to accomodate Peter's gigantic stature, and will carry both of the Mayhews in comfort and style.
We love the Mayhews and the Mayhews love the Krewe of Chewbacchus. It's big warm fuzzies all around. We ran this project by them and recieved their all-mighty blessing. This contraption should seal the deal and enable them to comfortably roll in the parade.
PLUS this Millenium Falcon Golfcart will be an incredible addtion to our fleet of homemade parade contraptions and will enjoy years of use in the service of our Royalty. We'll take Chewbacca out for a ride in it ANYTIME he comes to New Orleans (he is our "Emperor for Life" after all, and he does make it around here for things like the New Orleans Comic Con). We plan to outfit it with an oversized double loveseat, interactive LED lighting system, a cooler, and plenty of leg room for everybody's favorite gentle giant :)
The Krewe of Chewbacchus needs YOUR help to make this project a reality. We are offering a whole range of awesome rewards. Get onboard the Mothership and help support the only Sci-Fi themed DIY Mardi Gras parade organization in the known universe! Be a part of the FUTURE of Revelry!
MORE INFO ON THE KREWE OF CHEWBACCHUS:
The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus is a Mardi Gras parade organization for the most revelrous of Star Wars Freaks, Trekkies, Whovians, Mega-Geeks, Gamers, Cosplayers, Circuit Benders, Cryptozooligists, UFO Conspiracy Theorists, Mad Scientists, and all the rest of Super Nerdom.
Our formula is simple… Bacchanalian Revelry + Sci Fi = BacchanALIENS.
Zulu throws coconuts, Muses throw shoes, the Krewe of Chewbacchus throws a whole range of incredible homemade goodies including: amazing furry bandoliers, stenciled towels (for intrepid galactic hitchhikers), wookiee panties, handmade TARDIS beanbags, DIY beads, decorated moon pies, and more!
The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus puts together an amazing Carnival parade each year and rolls through the streets of New Orleans dispensing the blessings of Our Sacred Drunken Wookiee to the masses. Then we throw an amazing party… the CHEWBACCHANAL!
Chewbacchus marches with 400+ BacchanALIEN revelers in an amazing assortment of homemade Sci-Fi costumes. We roll with several of the best brass bands in the city and an incredible array of parade contraptions including a Mayan Temple on Wheels, a King Cake Flying Saucer (with an alien baby), a “Chariot of the Gods” Mobile Disco complete with glowing crystal skulls, flapping wings, rocket thrusters and spinning propellers, a XXX-Wing tricycle, the Bar2D2 mobile keg droid, a fleet of Snowspeeders, giant puppets and much much more.
Chewbacchus is the Future of Revelry. We are DIY, homemade, homegrown, totally sustainable, GREEN to the gills, and the 1st true OPEN SOURCE parade. Any and ALL Sci Fi costumes and themes are welcome and you can build and bring basically anything you want to roll in the parade.
Chewbacchus is not just a Mardi Gras parade organization. We throw awesome parties and have incredible events throughout the year including our annual Sci Fi fashion show “Set Your Phasers to Stunning” and an Alien Beach Party every summer. We also collaborate with several other organizations to roll in many other parades throughout the year.
The Krewe of Chewbacchus is always seeking new members and is OPEN to EVERYONE. Yearly membership dues are $42 (the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything) and include: costume and throw building supplies, total access to the keg in the Bar2D2, and FREE entry to the Chewbacchanal. And (of course) the envy of your peers.
Membership is half price ($21) for kids (12 and under) and is FREE for children age 3 or younger.
You are already a space cadet so you might as well make it official and join the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus.
Visit www.chewbacchus.org for more info.
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