This page displays the Floats built by Steve Mussell's MIRTHCO, INC.
2015:STARS AND STRIPERS
2014: 75th Anniversary
Last year, Brent was honored when he was commissioned to design the
Mystic Order of Stripers
75th Anniversary Poster:
This design graced not only the commemorative poster, but was also used for the cover of this year's Official 75th Anniversary Mystic Stripers Program.
This Year's Floats commemorated themes and designs from the Stripers' 75 years of rich history and tradition, paying homage to their origins and their founders, their early celebrations and balls, as well as paying tribute to other long-standing and well-established organizations.
First Presentation(Battle House)
2013 Theme: Mystical Mascots
ALABAMA Crimson Tide
Florida State Seminoles
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
(R.I.P. Lannae Kakuah.... Sadly missed...!)
South Alabama Jaguars
SOUTHERN MISS Golden Eagles
2012 Theme: MAGICAL MYSTICAL TOUR
BACK IN THE USSR
I Am the Walrus
Lovely Rita Meter Maid
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
When I'm 64
Within You, Without You
2011's Theme:Stripers Wear Many Hats
Year before last, the Stripers had a theme of "Stripers' History", featuring float designs from years past. Most of these original designs were lost, so Brent updated the floats from archival pictures and the memory and direction of the builder, Steve Mussell. Some were originally built by Steve when he was an apprentice, before he assumed control of his own floatbuilding company.
Beauty & The Beast
Stars & Stripes
The Three Musketeers
2009's Theme: ROYALTY
My Name is EARL
Emperor's New Clothes
Princess and the Pea
Order of POLKA DOTS
Blue Suede Shoes
BOOTS With the FUR
(Original 'Glass Slipper' Drawing-- I automatically drew a 'pumpkin-style' carriage, even though we specifically discussed otherwise...!)
(Sorry for poor image-- had to shoot with cel phone in bad light months ago...!)
LAST Year's Theme: "See You In The FUNNY PAPERS!"
For 2012, Brent was commissioned to produce a special poster as a gift specifically for the OOP Marshals, incorporating elements representing the Krewe. The comic-style drawing includes The Marshals, Big Bertha, the new OOP "Pegasus" Title float, and various items specific to The Order of Polka Dots.
Below are last year's Float Drawings:
(Special Thanks to Thomas Scoggins for photographs of parading floats!)
Felix the Cat
Last Year's Theme:"Polka Dots Travel the World"
2010's Theme: "A Number of Things"
One Fish, Two Fish
Two to Tango
Fourth of July
Five O'Clock Somewhere
Love Potion #9
Air Force One
Here are a few pics of sculpted, painted float:
Thirteen Ghosts of Alabama
18 Holes of Golf
Summer of '69
Around the World in 80 Days
2009 Theme: BROADWAY MUSICALS!
"Annie Get Your Gun"
"Beauty and the Beast"
Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend
"The Little Mermaid"
"There's NO Business Like Show Business"
The King and I
Order of LaShe's
Last Year's Theme: "LaShe's Hit Vegas!"
ELVIS/ Wedding Chapel
Below is this one rolling in the parade:
Here a few pics of the above float under construction:
Hard Rock Casino
ALL IMAGES (C) 2014BRENT AMACKER