Monthly Archives: June 2012

Amazing Living Statue Mime Performance

Have you seen the amazing performances of Jérôme Murat? This is absolutely incredible. He wears a living statue costume, with a fake arm and puppet head attached.

By stealthily switching hands back and forth between props, he manipulates the puppet to make it look like two separate people interacting with each other. Wow, what a mesmerizing performance!

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Batman Costume with Attached Batpod

Well here’s something you don’t see every day. While there are plenty of guys running around the streets in a Batman costume, this guy takes it up a notch. His costume has the Batpod attached! LOL, how funny, it reminds me of the Flintstones.

I also like the extra scene at the end when he goes through the drive-thru. He sounds just like Christian Bale in the Dark Knight movies!

This video was made by TheRobsonExperience. Well done, Sir.

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Why Powdered Wigs Used to be Popular

Have you ever wondered why people wore big powdered wigs back in the day? Here’s an interesting article by Mental Floss explaining this European fad of old.

The reason is not exactly glamorous. It appears this fashion trend started thanks to a little disease known as Syphilis. Indeed, as the infection spread, men started losing their hair, and getting sores on their head and face. This was unacceptable! So people began wearing wigs, and powdering their faces to hide unsightly sores.

When the King of France started losing his hair in 1655, he donned a wig. Suddenly all the nobles started copying him and the fashion trend took off. Very interesting.

Follow the link to read the full story!

And so, the syphilis outbreak sparked a surge in wigmaking. Victims hid their baldness, as well as the bloody sores that scoured their faces, with wigs made of horse, goat, or human hair. Perukes were also coated with powder—scented with lavender or orange—to hide any funky aromas. Although common, wigs were not exactly stylish. They were just a shameful necessity. That changed in 1655, when the King of France started losing his hair.

Louis XIV was only 17 when his mop started thinning. Worried that baldness would hurt his reputation, Louis hired 48 wigmakers to save his image. Five years later, the King of England—Louis’s cousin, Charles II—did the same thing when his hair started to gray (both men likely had syphilis). Courtiers and other aristocrats immediately copied the two kings. They sported wigs, and the style trickled down to the upper-middle class. Europe’s newest fad was born.

[via Mental Floss]

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Reading in a Raven Costume

Here’s an interesting photo… A guy in a raven costume relaxes and reads a book about crows and ravens. Ha, pretty cool. He has a great mask, but I think his black Spandex suit is missing a few feathers. Still, it’s a very unusual costume.

Raven reading up a bit on his family…

[via Anonymous-Art]

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Don’t Mess with these Maids of Honor

What a great wedding photo! Looks like the bridesmaids were also the guards. We’ll I’m sure everyone was on their best behavior, and nobody spiked the punch.

So when the bouquet got tossed into the air… Did they try to catch it, or shoot at it?

[bitsandpieces via TDW]

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Eat Free at Carl’s Jr. with a Spider-Man Costume

Want to eat free at Carl’s Jr.? Just wear a Spider-Man costume on July 4th, and you’ll get a free burger! Sounds like a fun way to celebrate the release of Amazing Spider-Man.

They do have a few rules, however. You have to be on of the first 50 people in costume to get the free sandwich. Also, no masks are allowed. That’s a bit odd, but I guess they don’t want the same person coming back more than once.

For full info, and more videos (including Stan Lee himself), head on over to carlsjr.com/spidermaneatsfree.

[via carlsjr.com/spidermaneatsfree]

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Pig Swims in a Bikini

Yes, this is a pig swimming in a pink bikini. Any questions?

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How to Tie a Bow Tie

How do you tie a bow tie? If you’re a Doctor Who fan, Pee Wee Herman cosplayer, or just an all around fashionable guy, you’ve probably asked this very question.

Fortunately, we have this helpful video from Levi Bethune and Justin Boh, along with a handy guide from bow tie designer K. Cooper Ray over at SocialPrimer.

That’s right, Jezzee. Looking good!

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