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Old 08-21-2006, 02:32 PM
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Inside the Pokemon Costume!
-08/21/06-


The Pokemon character costumes are a common sight at Pokemon events, but have you ever wondered what's it like to be a Pikachu? Or a Munchlax? Dionne Walker, an AP reporter, found out by taking a job as a Pokemon character:

Playing a cartoon character - by Dionne Walker
I scoured Craigslist and found an ad: Workers needed for all-day kids event in Montgomery County, Maryland. I sent an e-mail and the next day, a woman called. Did I have tattoos? Did I have experience with kids? Finally she asked my height -- 5-foot-nothing. Then, gingerly: ''How do you feel about being in costume?'' She explained that there would be two characters who would have to take pictures with kids. The characters earned $18 an hour. I was all over it.

They e-mailed paperwork before my Friday night training and offered several tips -- ''Bring towels. Drink water. Wear shorts.'' Whoa. What had I gotten myself into?

I missed much of Friday night's training and when I returned Saturday morning, had no idea what to expect. I was guided to one of those mall back areas where I met with three other girls and two tall guys in Pokemon jackets; I later learned the guys were our ''handlers.''

We were instructed to assemble the costumes. I expected something close to those old '80s style Halloween numbers, a one-size-fits-all plastic body suit and a mask. I figured I'd spend the whole day doing the moonwalk in a Pikachu helmet and get $180 for my time. What emerged from four gigantic cloth bags instead was $10,000 worth of fiberglass, fur, rope and foam.

-> Read the rest of the article here: http://home.hamptonroads.com/stories...470&ran=192431



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Old 08-22-2006, 06:49 PM
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This makes me want to do this... Dressing as a Pikachu or a Munchlax would be neat. (Except when grown men tackle you and want to battle... )
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First off, I'm way too tall to ever do this. 6'4" is way out.

Also... I think it would be pretty dang hot in there. Walk like a Pokemon, and faint like one too. XD
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Old 08-22-2006, 07:19 PM
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Wow it must be like an oven in that suit! Don't think I would ever take this job.
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I'd only do that job in the winter.
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:03 AM
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I'd only do that job in the winter.
I whole-heartedly agree with you. I would burn up in that costume if it was in any other season than winter.
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First off, I'm way too tall to ever do this. 6'4" is way out.

Also... I think it would be pretty dang hot in there. Walk like a Pokemon, and faint like one too. XD
I think they put little fans in the costumes when they're made
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I would offer my services any time to be one of those Pokemon characters! Personally I would rather be Meowth then any of the others. lol
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I would love that job. Though the costume does look brutal..... I'd also like to be a Squirtle instead Nice article!!
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This makes me want to do this... Dressing as a Pikachu or a Munchlax would be neat. (Except when grown men tackle you and want to battle... )
lol, it was funny while reading the article because I just so happened to take a picture at Worlds of Minun being tackled (or hugged): http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/n06_0821_worlds035.jpg
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:09 PM
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Default Re: Inside the Pokemon Costume!

I read the whole article, it's adorable. The ending really made me feel good.
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It would be fun being huged bye people, being on pictures and being one of the most famous pokemon, pikachu :D
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I sooooooooooooo want that job. But I'm too tall. I'm almost 6 feet tall and i'm 12. I really don't care about the sweating part.

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Then came the moment that every clown and costumed character must dread: I was attacked.

I was headed for the lounge, when out of nowhere a 20-something Asian man with a SERIOUS thing for Pokemon appeared.

I turned. He lunged. ''I LOVE YOU MUNCHLAAAX'' he yelped and charged me. He bear hugged me, then backed up and demanded, ''Can you fight?''

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