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Woman Walks Dog in Abominable Snowman Costume

A Wisconsin woman is spreading cheer and smiles… by walking her Poodle in an awesome Abominable Snowman costume! She’s dressed as Bumble from the classic stop-motion special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. She looks straight out of Misfits Island, how funny!

That’s right, Misfit Island, where you can find Santa, Yukon Cornelius, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. She says she’s doing this to spread cheer and a message to love and care about everyone. “Bumble” is getting a lot of attention. People stop to take pictures every day.

[via abc7chicago]

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Horsing Around with Obama

When President Obama recently visited Colorado, someone decided to horse around. Ha, too funny! Though honestly, I’m a bit surprised the Secret Service would allow masks.

President Barack Obama greeted supporters on a walk following dinner in downtown Denver, a night that resulted in shaking hands with a man in a horse mask, and shooting pool and drinking beers during a chance encounter with Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Thanks to Victor for the tip!

[via Politico]

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New Actors Hired for Star Wars Episode VII

Two relatively unknown actors have caught their big break by being cast in the new Star Wars movie. Pip Anderson and Crystal Clarke beat out 67,000 actors who auditioned for the roles. Congrats! I’m sure that’s quite exciting.

“The Star Wars universe has always been about discovering and nurturing young talent and in casting Episode VII we wanted to remain absolutely faithful to this tradition,” said Lucasfilm president and producer of the film, Kathleen Kennedy.

There’s no information on what roles they will be playing, but I think we can expect some acrobatic action from Pip Anderson. He’s a parkour enthusiast, with quite the impressive moves. You can watch him below in a 2012 commercial for The Amazing Spider-Man.

[via MTV]

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Touching Superhero Funeral for 5-Year-Old Boy

Here’s a very sad, touching costume story. 5-year-old Brayden Denton recently lost his battle with cancer. Instead of a traditional funeral, the family held a superhero-themed funeral because Brayden loved superheroes so much. The pallbearers dressed up as his favorite superheroes, including his uncle, who dressed in a Thor costume.

You can read the full story on WPTV.com. So touching. What a unique use of costumes, it’s such a great way to honor that brave young boy.

It may have been an unconventional funeral, but Denton said that’s what Brayden would have wanted. Cory said even if Bradyen is not with him in the flesh, he will always be his number one movie buddy.

[via WPTV.com]

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Panda Dogs a Hit in China

Check out these adorable Chow dogs dressed as pandas. Apparently these pets are the new craze in China. Buyers even bring them back every 6 weeks to keep up on the panda-style coloring and grooming.

It does seem like a hassle, but they sure are cute. Thankfully, the dye used is not harmful to the animals.

‘Ten years ago the natural instinct of a Chinese person was to eat a dog,’ he said. ‘Now we are like westerners and want one as a companion.’ Hsin admitted he used a bit of trickery to make the chow dogs appear like pandas. He added: ‘With a bit of careful grooming and colouring it is easy to turn a chow into a panda dog in about two hours. ‘Then the look will stay with the dog for around six weeks and the owners bring them back for some touching up.’

[Metro via Geekologie]

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Dinosaur Throws Pitch at Baseball Game

Someone in a baby dinosaur costume threw the first pitch at a recent baseball game between the Padres and Royals. How cool! You can watch the video of the throw below.

It turns out this dinosaur actually has a name. Baby T is part of the Walking with Dinosaurs traveling show, which frankly looks really amazing. I’ll have to post more about this show in the near future.

A costumed dinosaur, Baby T, from ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ throws out the first pitch before a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the San Diego Padres at Petco Park May 7, 2014 in San Diego, California.

[via Mashable]

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Male Police Officer Dressed as a Female Amish Woman

Here’s an interesting news story. Pennsylvania police officer Chad Adams dressed up as an Amish woman, in an attempt to catch a pervy guy who was flashing Amish families walking to school. After police were having trouble catching the indecent offender, Adams got the idea to wear a costume and catch him in the act.

It was a good idea, but the plan never came to fruition. Apparently, the suspect was caught in a nearby town and the Amish people were saved.

Adams added, “I just hope people look at this as a positive, instead of something negative. I really tried to get this guy, so I hope by putting this out there, it helps everyone see what we do behind the scenes — that we really try hard to catch people like this.”

[via Huffington Post]

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Darth Vader Denied Bid for Ukraine Presidency

It would seem the Force is not with Darth Vader. Last week, it was announced that the Ukrainian Internet Party had selected Vader as their candidate for the upcoming presidential election.

But alas, Darth Vader’s application has been officially denied on the grounds that his application was “questionable.” Despite this setback, however, Vader isn’t giving up easily.

“They were afraid of my rating and strength,” said Vader in his usual terse manner via a statement (via Google Translate). “They were afraid (of the) support rendered to me (by) the people of Ukraine. They will be defeated.”

[via Cnet & BBC]

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