Lady Godiva On Horse (2004)

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A shot of the finished prank

The Lady Godiva on her horse prank was started by Denise Luk (MSE 0T7+PEY) as a tribute to Lady Godiva, in light of the Brute Force Committee's mandate to "DEFEND THE SPIRIT OF LADY GODIVA". The bulk of the prank was done over a weekend by 2nd, 3rd and 4th years. It was constructed with 2x4's for a frame, chickenwire molding, and paper mache on the outside of that. The finished prank stayed in the Pit for a week, and was supposed to stick around and eventually be burned during Godiva's Wake. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by Suds managers before Suds due to it being large and in the way.

Planning and Preparation[edit | edit source]

The frame of Lady Godiva

The prank was planned by Denise and Cameron Fraser (NSci 0T7), with help from John McLeod (NSci 0T6+PEY). The frame of Lady Godiva was built off campus, and was brought in with some difficulty due to its size.

Building[edit | edit source]

Before being painted

The main construction of the prank took place in the atrium between Friday, November 19th and Sunday, November 21st, 2004. The horse's frame alone was the height of scaffolding, causing the body of Lady Godiva to almost reach the 1st floor when on its back. After a couple of layers of paper mache were put on, the body of the horse was painted white. Lady Godiva and the mane and tail of the horse were spray painted gold.