seawasp (seawasp) wrote,
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Flash "Why the F&#W(* do they do that?" post

Saw an ad for some event at a local park in which a character from a kid's show, Dora (Dora's friend Diego) is making an appearance.

And it brings up the question: WHY THE HELL THE GARGANTUAN BOBBLEHEAD COSTUMES????

WHy not pick an adult or kid that fits the general appearance of the character in question, then give them a costume that completes the look? Why not let them interact with the kids LIKE A PERSON, so they can feel they MET the character?

I wore a couple of those costumes once, and it blew my mind the RULES involved. You were NOT ALLOWED TO TALK. Here's a character that talks a mile a minute, and when the kids "meet" him or her, they're mute shambling scary monsters. (kids are often afraid of these giant staring clown suits)

So what the hell's the idea? I suppose I can (sort of) understand COMPLETE cartoon characters being done that way (Goofy, Mickey, etc.), although my friend Marcie has done characters like Darkwing Duck with much more LIVING costumes, but anything that's supposed to be reasonably human or humanoid? WHY?
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