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Topic: The Strangest thing you ever wore for a performance...
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Jul 31, 2006 09:54AM)
I have done a lot of really strange shows for the gothy wierd venues I have worked in. As a result of this, I have worn some really odd things. Just curious what sort of odd things others have found themselves in...
Here is a list of some of my stranger costumes (And these are not comedy performances...)
-A zombie
-Darkness (In the style of Tim Curry in Legend)
-Prince Charming
-A Cenobite (In the style of a borg or one of the bad guys in Clive Barkers Hellraiser movies)
-A Bunny rabbit (Ok...That was a silly show)
-Beetlejuice
-A Marionette
and my performance groups favourite thing they ever made me wear...
A bright Red Corset, matching bottoms with fishnets and heels.
Can anyone top that list?
Gwyd
Message: Posted by: Sylver Fyre (Aug 1, 2006 01:20PM)
Awww you looked so Cute in that corset! (I've got pictures if anyone wants to see PM me!!)
You also forgot we dressed you up as a "bad" Santa, Pestilence, Evil Doctor, and a few others that weren't strange costumes but the circumstances of the show were strange.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Aug 17, 2006 02:17PM)
I've worn nothing but a flesh toned Dance Belt.

Let me explain:
I was hired to perform at a berlesque show and I knew a few of the dancers, so during my act one of them came up behind me and ripped off my pants [don't you love velcro!] so I say "what the Hell, it is a berlesque show!" and I remove the rest of my clothes.

It isn't the strangest thing I could have worn, but it is the skimpiest thing I've worn.


Brett.
Message: Posted by: Abo Raum (Aug 17, 2006 03:38PM)
Ive done a spongeball routine and a retention vanish in an alien costume for our mascot "Galactic Gus" for the company I work for, Hyperspace Fun Center.
Message: Posted by: hypnoticmandy (Aug 17, 2006 04:30PM)
Yes I once did an entire show NAKED..

It was for NIPLIN's Hldiay camps a company who basically hire out Butlins when they are closed and open it up to Naturists.

The catch is all the performers have to do their acts naked,

And I promise you this is not a joke the strippers go on stage naked and then get dressed to the music - SERIOUSLY!

Mandy
Message: Posted by: JackScratch (Aug 18, 2006 07:36AM)
You know. I'm a character magician. Wearing strange things to a performance is pretty much what I do. As such, I rarely think of it as strange. I wear robes with a Fez. I wear Victorian Western. I wear A cowbot hat, tux down to the waist, bluejenes, and boots. I wear what the job calls for, with a very few limiting factors. To me, the only thing that would seem odd, would be wearing an outfit that prevented me from performing magic, and performing it well.
Message: Posted by: NJJ (Aug 20, 2006 08:03PM)
I'm not proud of some of the costumes I've worn, others I love....

*an 18th century court conjuror (at a BEACH themed party...major miscommunication)
*Robin
*A Swamii
*A riverboat gambler
*A clown (for ten years)
*A vegas cardsharp
*A character from Moulin Rogue.
*An arabian street performer
*A medicine man
Message: Posted by: Sylver Fyre (Aug 22, 2006 01:07PM)
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On 2006-08-20 21:03, Nicholas J. Johnson wrote:

*A character from Moulin Rogue.

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Oooo fun!! What Character?
Message: Posted by: Bill Nuvo (Aug 23, 2006 08:12AM)
For one halloween, I wore this ghoul costume with an extremely long face and my hands were extend with fake hands. I had to chose magic I could do without any dexterity. What a "nightmare"!

I have done magic and balloon twisting in a stripclub before...I won't go much into it, but I had a "barrel" with shoulder staps.

Part of my job is doing telegrams too. Some of them include:
Stripping Gorilla (the fur stays on)
Fat Elvis
A backwoods, mountain man named Bubba who is dirty and probably the ugliest man alive. Strips down to his long johns.

I was in one of those walk a round illusions. A gorilla carrying a cage with a safari man inside.

I had one company have me do Barney err I mean Purple Dinosaur. Doesn't get any weirder than that.

The worst really had to be on valentines day when I got suckered into wearing a Hershey Kiss outfit as I wandered a mall.
Message: Posted by: Spanky (Aug 25, 2006 03:23PM)
Rocky Horror. Most fun I had in fishnets ever
Message: Posted by: Matt Malinas (Sep 16, 2006 10:39AM)
It was only once that I wore a costume for performing magic.
it was for a kid's show and a complete nightmare!
I had to wear a very freaky panda bear costume.i could barely move in it and it also was outdoors with the sun cooking me inside that costume.
I had to cut my act short because the *** costume kept me from beeing able to perform certain stuff.
no more costumes for me!

-Matt
Message: Posted by: Destiny (Sep 25, 2006 07:41AM)
Too many strange costumes to list - once did 5 minutes in a fat costume that wouldn't inflate - it never will again either - after I took to it with a stiletto back stage.

Never performed nude but in 1997 got hired to perform for International Gay Nude Week at a local resort - and I was the only one dressed. The first 10 minutes I found really strange but then it all became pretty normal - except for all the body piercings - a PK ring would've been interesting.
Message: Posted by: carnevilcircus (Oct 19, 2006 04:28PM)
Wore my camo kilt and a smile, traditional of course, *wink wink*
of course I do a bed of nails act and well.... the poor peeps on stage left got an eye full of certain things they werr'nt ready for.
Message: Posted by: Destiny (Oct 19, 2006 11:01PM)
What - your sponge balls?
Message: Posted by: carnevilcircus (Oct 20, 2006 01:17AM)
Close enough, heheheh. I turned our show x-rated there for a bit .
Message: Posted by: Chad C. (Nov 3, 2006 11:24AM)
See the following...click on Library Shows 2006...was it weird...I don't know...I thought it was AWESOME! Yes, I am a dork.

http://www.photosite.com/magicwithchad
Message: Posted by: Vanian (Nov 24, 2006 09:09AM)
Gene Simmons of Kiss! Ok, I was only 13 years old, but I was in a Kiss cover band at the time AND I was a performing magician... so it just seemed to fit!
Message: Posted by: KyletheGreat (Nov 26, 2006 09:44AM)
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On 2006-08-17 17:30, hypnoticmandy wrote:
Yes I once did an entire show NAKED..

It was for NIPLIN's Hldiay camps a company who basically hire out Butlins when they are closed and open it up to Naturists.

The catch is all the performers have to do their acts naked,

And I promise you this is not a joke the strippers go on stage naked and then get dressed to the music - SERIOUSLY!

Mandy
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HAHAHAHAHA...Mor like the strangest thing you didn't wear for a show! I bet you could have gotton a lot of mileage from The Amazing Johnathans Zombie routine!
Message: Posted by: freefallillusion1 (Dec 1, 2006 02:05PM)
[quote]
On 2006-11-03 12:24, Chad C. wrote:
See the following...click on Library Shows 2006...was it weird...I don't know...I thought it was AWESOME! Yes, I am a dork.

http://www.photosite.com/magicwithchad
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As a fellow "Reptile" magician myself, I admire your courage to stand between a python (even if it is just a ball) and a live bird . No problems there I assume?

Phil
Message: Posted by: Chad C. (Dec 14, 2006 04:57PM)
No problems at all, I have enough trouble getting that ball to eat anything. It doesn't even know the bird exists.
Message: Posted by: Nell (Dec 15, 2006 01:55AM)
I had to wear a potato sack once, but that was in a play...not for my act. I don't recommend that...ever!
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Dec 16, 2006 10:35AM)
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On 2006-08-22 14:07, Sylver Fyre wrote:
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On 2006-08-20 21:03, Nicholas J. Johnson wrote:

*A character from Moulin Rogue.

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Oooo fun!! What Character?
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Talouse LaTrech? (sp)

I've worn some weird stuff, but not while performing. I also did Gene Simmons and won a costume party for it. (Bottle of Seagram's 7!)

I did a "wizard" once for a charity ball, the beard fell apart. I also did a "Dracula" thing with a cape and a pendant with black pants and open white shirt, but it wasn't really all that good!