Monthly Archives: December 2010

Happy New Year!

Who’s going to a costume party for New Year’s? Have a safe and fun celebration, Everyone!

Here’s a look at some 1920’s Flappers to help you dance your way into 2011! Happy New Year!

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Tomar-Re in Green Lantern Movie

Here’s a close look at Tomar-Re in the upcoming live action Green Lantern movie, courtesy of ComicBookMovie.

He’s definitely a strange chicken-faced fellow! I think they’ve done a good job. Can’t wait to see this movie!

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Gorilla Costume Used for Social Commentary

I had a heck of time trying to figure out what this video is all about. The Chinese translation is… interesting, to say the least.

At first I thought it was merely a video of a gorilla cosplayer goofing off in the park, and a little girl trying to figure out if it’s real. I could not make sense of the description on YouTube until I read it several times.

From what I can tell, this is actually part of an ongoing project at a Chinese park that illustrates how humans have distanced themselves from nature.

Therefore, in the history of evolution of housing, you could see that houses gradually moved from nature or we removed natural elements from our residences. Caves, tree houses, brick houses, and concrete architecture, our living, eventually evolved into a box limited to four solid walls. It is about the habitat of a sense of security to prevent from beasts and bad weather. Trust and emotions among communities; relationship between nature and us, are influenced basing on modern more complete structure of preservation. Do we become cold and detached?

So this “gorilla” will appear at the park for three months, and slowly start using tools, and begin distancing itself from nature. What an interesting idea. Have we become cold and detached?

Civilization make better living. We own more power to change the conditions of lives and surviving. Parks as recreation of nature, they simulate natural footpaths, lawn and lake that contain a lot of human activities. Whether you chat, nap, walk, read, or play chess, parks share the role of houses. In fact, nature is our original habitat, even if it simulate, even if it is still far from nature. If we still live in the natural environment, how is it?

There is a Spine Park passerby. He is employed to work in the park for about 3 months. Within total around 10 weeks, every Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 5pm, you can see a process of evolution of an ape. His appearances, costume, tools and acts will keep evolve every week showing how a person learn to lead a life in the park. It is about accumulation of knowledge.

I will keep an eye on their YouTube Channel, and if I see any interesting costume updates, I’ll be sure to post them!

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Make a Fairy Costume Out of Milk Jugs

Ooh, this is crafty… a fairy costume made out of plastic milk jugs! It looks great, what a brilliant idea.

This costume was made by cdawisconsin, who posted a tutorial on Instructables.com.

Her daughter wanted to have a costumed birthday party, so this smart mom found a way to make costumes, “from something FREE, or almost free, and from something easy to come by. As it turns out, plastic milk jugs are perfect for this project.”

Great job! Be sure to visit Instructables for the full tutorial.

WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO NEED:

5 plastic milk jugs, gallon size
Ribbon 12 to 24 feet
Silk flowers
Glitter – Optional
Hot glue and gun
wire
Xacto Knife
Broken hanger or stick

[via Instructables]

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Charge Your Phone with Solar Clothing

Did you know that your phone or mp3 player could be charging while it’s in your pocket?

A company called Silver Lining sells solar-charging clothing, with power supplies in the pockets. Very cool! Looks like the pants and vest cost $1,000 each, and the coat is $1,260.

I can’t help but think just how incredibly useful this would be if you were stuck on a deserted island.

[via GizMag]

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One-Man Village People Show

Oh my, this is too much! A one-man Village People half time show at a UConn game. What fine costumes!

Yes! This made my day. đŸ™‚

[via Daily What]

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Tongue Costume Great for Business

Check out this big tongue costume! Orabrush, a little company in Utah, has had great success with this costume and a popular YouTube campaign to promote their tongue brushes.

According to the NY Times, the company failed to grow, even though they knew they had a good product. But it took a funny costume and a video campaign on YouTube to suddenly attract millions of customers.

Very interesting!

A year later, people have viewed Orabrush’s YouTube clips 24 million times, watching weekly appearances by a giant tongue named Morgan. Orabrush has sold $1 million worth of the $5 tongue brushes through YouTube, and major drugstores are beginning to stock it on their shelves.

[via NY Times & Orabrush]

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Kitty Puts on Bunny Hat

LOL, watch this kitty slip into her adorable bunny hat.

An impressive trick, though I suspect the footage is played in reverse. Still very cute though!

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