Past Projects by Bill Cotter

The Rose Parade

Millions of television viewers tune in each year to watch the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA each New Year's Day. Growing up and watching it on TV in New York I never dreamed I would help design several floats for this colorful event. I also had no clue as to the many, many steps needed before the floats can roll down Colorado Blvd.

2005 Rose Parade

2005 Rose Parade

On January 1, 2005 I had the thrill of seeing a float I helped design come down Colorado Boulevard in the Rose Parade. The float "Dinner's On... FIRE!" was the entry for the City of Burbank. This is a look at how the original idea was transformed into a float seen around the world.



2008 Rose Parade

2008 Rose Parade

Not content with having just one float to our credit we designed "Oktoberfest" for the January 1, 2008 parade. Details on that project will be added here eventually.



2014 Rose Parade

2014 Rose Parade

We also had a float in the January 1, 2014 parade! "Lights... Camera... Action!" was the theme for the City of Burbank entry. Details will be added here later.



2015 Rose Parade

2015 Rose Parade

And here's a look at "Jungle Rescue," which appeared in the January 1, 2015 parade. Details will be added here later.



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