Inflatable baby octopus riding in the back of a lorry

Inflatable Octopus for USDAW

This was a fun project – to build a giant inflatable octopus for USDAW!

Inflatable baby octopus riding in the back of a lorry

We have created parade inflatables for many of the unions before – including our friends at the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers – which they have used most successfully at their outdoor events. However, this time they wanted something a bit special for their float at the Preston Guild in 2012, an event that only occurs every twenty years.

inflatable octopus on back of truck

So this huge green jolly inflatable octopus was made to be the star attraction at the famous Lancashire event. Doesn’t he look great? The octopus was the symbol for the union’s campaign Supporting Parents & Carers. It certainly made the USDAW float unmissable and helped to raise the union’s profile, as activists and officials waved their flags alongside.

Larger-than-life fun custom inflatables are perfect for carnival processions. If you would like us to make you a unique custom inflatable to take centre stage at your event, give us a ring on 01295 278600.