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Company Offers Tour of Cambridge in Costume

A company that offers tours of Harvard and Cambridge universities has found a creative way to keep visitors entertained… they dress up in costumes!

The tour guides of Cambridge Historical Tours each dress up as an historical figure and stay in character throughout the tour. It’s a fun way to provide information while keeping things exciting and entertaining.

Acting all day long must be hard work. These guys are real pros, I’m very impressed!

Regular hazards of the job include tripping over wayward bricks, being heckled by tourists and Harvard Square characters alike, and making oneself heard over buses and the wail of sirens. The job is also weather-dependent, and Berger-Jones relies on his iPhone’s satellite app to tell him when the next storm is rolling in.


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Mermaid Monday

Raina the Halifax Mermaid

Welcome to Mermaid Monday! This is a new weekly feature I want to try here on MyDisguises.

I was contacted by the friendly and helpful Mermaid Lorelei, who brought my attention to the lovely mermaid (and merman) costuming community. Yes, if you look around MyDisguises, you’ll notice I have left the mermaids high and dry. Well, it’s time to correct that!

I hope to feature a mermaid each week, and talk about making tails, tops, and other mermaid costume tips along the way. I am new to this scene, so I welcome tips and suggestions from mermaids. And if you want to be featured, please do contact me!

Today’s mermaid is Raina the Halifax Mermaid. What a gorgeous costume! Raina loves marine life, and she uses Mermaid folklore to raise awareness about oceanic ecology issues. She also puts a creative spin on mermaids to help encourage children to read.

Raina appears in an educational capacity at schools, and she’s also available for birthday parties, corporate events and photo shoots. Click Here to view her booking details.

What an impressive gal! Follow the links to learn more about Mermaid Raina. She has so many great photos and videos, I’ll be sure to feature more of her work in the future.

[ & Raina on Facebook]

Want to be a featured Mermaid? Please Contact me.

Big thanks to Mermaid Lorelei for contacting me!

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Bouncing Kangaroo Costumes

Wow, these are some bouncy Kangaroo costumes! Very cool. These guys were recently spotted at the NSW International Students Festival in Sydney, Australia. They must have jumping stilts built into the costume, that’s brilliant!

After putting on my detective hat, I poked around the Web until I found these guys: The Roo’d Bouncing Kangaroos, also known as the Icarus Performance Troupe.

And they wear much more than Kangaroo costumes… they perform as bouncing astronauts, robots, athletes, hippies, scarecrows and more. Looks like a ton of fun, I’m very impressed.

Check out their website to learn more!

[via Icarus Productions]

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Improv Everywhere Interrupts TED with Costumes

Oh, what would we do without Improv Everywhere? They’ve teamed up with TED for their latest prank, and it’s full of costume madness!

Watch as the audience from the TED conference gets a huge costume surprise, after the speaker’s computer seems to crash. So funny! They did a magnificent job with this. And kudos to TED for wanting to have fun with Improv Anywhere.

Click Here to go behind the scenes, if you want to learn more!

For our latest mission, a presenter at the TED conference has his talk interrupted by the Mac spinning wait cursor, commonly known as the “Spinning Beach Ball of Death.” As he stands awkwardly and waits, things get weird.

Thanks to Andrew B. for the tip!

[via Improv Everywhere]

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25 Photos of Rock, Paper, Scissors Costumes

Here’s a fun costume idea: Rock, Paper, Scissors costumes! Great for a group costume theme. Plus, it’s original. I mean how many Rock, Paper, Scissors costumes could there be?

Well, turns out it’s been done quite a lot. I had no idea! I just kept finding more and more, so I’ve gathered them all together into a single gallery. Some very creative ideas here, indeed. Sure, they all share a resemblance, but it’s interesting to see all the different approaches to making these costumes.

Well done, Everyone! And an extra round of applause for Natalie, who has the only non-group version. Very clever!

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The Cardboard Costume Battles of Skull World

Have you heard of Skull World? It’s a movie about Greg Sommer, aka Skull Man, and his heavy metal, rocking love of cardboard costumes and Braveheart style battles known as Box Wars.

A large group of cardboard costumers have fierce battles, and the entire point is to destroy the other person’s costume. That’s wild stuff! Looks kind of fun, don’t you think?

[via Skull World Movie]

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Million Mustache March

Do mustaches help the economy? The American Mustache Institute sure thinks so. According to their research, Americans with mustaches earn 4.3 percent more money than “clean-shaven Americans” per yer. That’s extra cash for your stache!

The AMI has announced a “Million Mustache March,” where facial hair activities will march to Washington to propose the STACHE Act. This Act would propose “a $250 annual tax deduction for expenditures on mustache grooming supplies.”

LOL, it’s for the economy, right? My, what a great idea. I will stop shaving IMMEDIATELY.

Check out the American Mustache Institute to learn more. They also have a little tool that lets you upload a photo and “Stache Yourself” as a sign of support. How fun!

[AMI via Yahoo News]

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World Record Zombie Walk in Mexico City

An estimated 10,000 zombies recently took to the streets of Mexico City, in an effort to claim the Guinness world record for largest zombie walk. Looks like they can claim the title, as the current record holder is New Jersey’s Asbury Park, which had “only” 4,000 zombies.

Amazing makeup and costumes! And big thanks to Jeff for the tip.

[via Metro]

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