Fantasy Fest Parade: Alice's Excellent Adventure

There was no shortage of creativity and drive for the group known as Fifer's Follies. Led by Key West artist Christie Fifer, they undertook a huge project when they decided to create a parade entry that spanned nearly an entire block with three floats and over 120 people in costume. This year's Fantasy Fest parade theme was Cult Classics & Cartoon Chaos and so Alice's Excellent Adventure came to be. The group spent months bringing the vision to life, creating extravagant costumes and a caravan of large, colorful floats with everything you'd expect to jump off the movie screen and into the alt-reality of the first Key West Fantasy Fest since 2019. The group's work was rewarded by being named Best Overall and receiving the grand prize of $5000. Congratulations Fifer and team!


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Parade participants practicing a dance

Fantasy Fest parade King of Clubs

Woman in red and black for Fantasy Fest parade

Fantasy Fest parade character

Two Aces

Parade characters taking a selfie

Fantasy Fest characters

Alice in Wonderland characters

Alice's Excellent Adventure parade characters

Detailed makeup for a Fantasy Fest parade participant

An elaborate costume

Several Key West parade participants

Fantasy Fest costume details

Fantasy Fest costume details

Fantasy Fest parade costume details

Several characters in the Fantasy Fest parade

A giant cheshire cat overlooking a tea party on this Fantasy Fest parade float

Details on a Fantasy Fest parade float

Fantasy Fest parade participants

Queen of Alice's Excellent Adventure

Parade participant lit up during Fantasy Fest

Fantasy Fest parade participant in costume

The Mad Hatter in the Fantasy Fest parade

Key West parade participant

Key West Fantasy Fest parade on Duval Street

Crazy Alices in Fantasy Fest parade

People watching the Fantasy Fest parade along Duval Street in Key West

Woman in costume near Sloppy Joe's in Key West

Fantasy Fest parade near The Bull in downtown Key West

Tea cup costume in the 2022 Fantasy Fest parade

Banner leading the Alice's Excellent Adventure parade entry

Rabbit costume in Fantasy Fest parade in Key West

Fantasy Fest parade making its way down Duval Street

Tea cup character in Fantasy Fest parade near the old Strand Theater in Key West

Parade participants on Duval Street in Key West

Parade characters that are Alices that didn't make the cut

DJ in costume playing music for the Fantasy Fest parade

Tea Party float making its way past a popular location on Duval Street in Key West

"Off with their heads" cries the float in the Fantasy Fest parade

Key West Adventures Jeep pulls a parade float past the judges' stand

Fantasy Fest parade going past the judges' stand on Duval Street

Several parade characters walking down Duval Street for the Fantasy Fest parade

Bubbles filling the air behind the Alice's Excellent Adventure entry in the Fantasy Fest parade

Key West Fantasy Fest parade float

Women that were part of the Fantasy Fest parade in Key West

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