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WHO WE ARE

The Colossal Collective is a group of artists, engineers, builders and performers based in Boise, Idaho with a singular mission: to spread a sense of child-like wonder and magic from interactions with our larger-than-life puppets.

Whether it’s dancing with Giant Squids, gazing up to a canopy of 6-foot color changing dragonflies, riding on the back of a full size apatosaurus named King Dazbog, or partying with Gertie, a 16-foot tall, fully mobile Galactic Arachnid -- The Colossal Collective has been providing unforgettable and fantastical experiences since 2012. Our creations are designed, built, and operated to encourage people to embrace the surreal and atypical, and to bring unexpected joy into everyday situations.

The Goal is to restore a little bit of childlike wonder in the world. . .

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Sponsors

The Colossal Collective only exists because of the generosity of our sponsors.

Idaho Burner Alliance

IBA is a Boise-based non profit formed to foster art, science, and technology within the local community. The majority of our puppet construction takes place at Xanadu, the IBA's workshop, and we couldn't dream of a better home! Thanks IBA!

Trademark Design Fabrication

Trademark Design Fabrication has been providing the Treasure Valley with high quality branding, signage, and custom fabrication projects. It's a place where art, design, engineering, and fabrication all meet. They have an amazing team, and some amazing tools, and they provide the Colossal Collective with some serious help. Thanks Trademark! 

Treefort Music Fest

Treefort brings over 450 bands to downtown Boise over 5 magical days. We love the opportunity to stomp around our home town. Thank you Treefort for embracing the Colossal Collective. 

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Materials Sponsors

These companies support us by supplying high quality puppet-building materials.

Asana Climbing Gym

Riverside Embroidery and Screen Printing

Ripstop by the Roll

Shades of Glory Fabrics

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Penelopeacock

2018

The 265 Square foot skwaking light show.

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Henrietta

2018

A prototype that fell into our hearts.

Jungo Blizzard

2017

Our lovable, twenty three foot tall albino gorilla.

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Gertie

2016

An eight Legged, twelve puppeteer, glowing arachnid.

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Kraken Gemini

2015

A revisit to the original, two is better then one.

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Treefort Monsters

2014

Finger-puppets for your face!

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Dragonflies

2014

A group of 12 bright, energetic dragonflies who refuse to die.

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King Dazbog

2013

King Dazbog, a life size dinosaur.  

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Colossal Squid

2012

The first puppet project!  A black light reactive dancing squid.