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Old 01-03-11, 02:42 PM   #1
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I've been looking at going into a costume up to now I haven't but I just don't feel professional and it might help me imporve my income since I use a mix of silly antics and playing the kazoo together.

Cost though IS an issue I need to be cost conscience at the time I was thinking of a pauper look called the Ragman I would make an outfit of clean colorful rags, a tunic and cloak with hood OR skullcap and a mask. Pockets for kazoos I usually carry five and abag for my tamborine. Something that would make people go HUH and get curious.

But am not sure there is little competition here so my goal is to stand out for marketing myself and again get people to pay attention plus a costumed performer looks like one - oddly might help with the police in my area.

What do you do when doing your LOOK, asking the more fun types out here in Buskerland?
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Old 01-03-11, 05:45 PM   #2
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Costume is one of those things that's so personal you just have to trust your own judgement.
I'd suggest have fun, always pop into thrift stores to try stuff out. Maybe have someone who can help you sew the extra pockets you'll need.
I picture for example a wedding dress hacked in half for the top.
A bandoleer or two for your kazoos.
You'll know it when you put it on.
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Old 01-16-11, 12:41 PM   #3
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Lose the mask. You'll be sure to scare the cops, and maybe the parents. And some of the kids.
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