The “Colossal Squid Candy Cart” was a life size Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni operated by a candy tossing crew of eight.  The float will consisted of a shopping cart and pvc pipe based skeleton, wrapped in a multicolored skin of recycled grocery bags.  The shopping cart was filled with candy and pushed by a person inside of the squid.  The assemblage of fleshy, plastic skin extended ahead of the shopping cart and split into ten writhing tentacles.  Seven other crewmembers walked in front of the float and animated the appendages.  The various tentacles chaotically curled and unraveled as the crewmembers grabbed candy from the shopping cart and tossed it out to excited onlookers.