When the Giants won the World Series, we knew we'd be at the celebratory parade, but little did we know we'd be in it! Earlier this week, we were invited by our friends at Ride the Ducks (Remember when we went on an urban photo safari with them?) to ride in one of their land-meets-sea mobiles that would be carrying Giants staff in today's parade. We were over the moon excited and honored to be in such grand company.
This was our first time watching a parade from the other side, and this Halloween-themed Giants love fest didn't disappoint. We were blown away with the creative ways Giants fans dressed in costume while still repping home team pride.
First, meet Captain Lou. No, he's not in a Halloween costume, he's actually a Captain of a Ride the Ducks vehicle. Lou gave us the best seats in the duck for costume-spotting.
Here are some dedicated fans sporting Gigante-themed costumes:
An undead Giants fan.
Pumpkin-headed Giants fan.
Costume inspired by that dang Geico commercial that dedicated game-watchers memorized by the end of the season. Great job, Manny!
Dia de los Muertos Gigantes fan and a panda. Or is she a gamer babe?
World Series Angel (we think Diana's costume is an ode to Giants outfielder Angel Pagan).
This guy is dressed as MVP Kung Fu Panda Pablo Sandoval.
But Giants-themed costumes weren't the only ways hardcore fans celebrated the World Series victory. Check out some impressive DIY signage we saw in the crowd.
Floating heads of Sandoval, Cain, Posey, and Scutaro.
Fuck-it-not-going-to-work rally rags.
Authentic fan signage used as an umbrella for the confetti canons.
This lady didn't even need a sign – her face said it all.
A girl can dream, right?
The shirt says it all.
Did we miss your Giants-themed costume? Send us photos or tag us in your Instagram uploads @thebolditalic.
All photos by Erin Conger, video by Mat Rick and more videos of the parade on The Bold Italic's vimeo