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I just saw a commercial for some cell phone company and the punchline was at the end was that such-and-such type of plan is so affordable that "mom will be able to quick her second job!". And it shows a woman walking through the house on her way to work... dressed as a taco.<br><br>
It reminded me of the week that a Dunkin' Donuts was built near my office and some poor soul had to stand out in the summer sun dressed as a cup of coffee.<br><br>
Have you ever been a taco, hotdog, Uncle Sam, etc?
 

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i was the bird at red robin. i LOVED my job!!!!!!! i got paid to hug people and act like a nut! i would gladly work again if i could be costumed.
 

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I was paid to be Snoopy before <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I had a friend in high school whose mom ran a business involving characters. She has quite a few of her kid's friends dress up at one point or another.
 

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No, but I WANTED to! I worked at a hotdog place and I tried to convince the owner that we needed to get a hotdog suit so I could stand outside in it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I live near disney and have been personal friends with:<br><br>
2 Peter Pans<br>
Wendy<br>
Chip and Dale<br>
Goofy<br>
Cinderella<br>
The Mad Hatter<br>
Fairy God Mother<br>
Jimmy Neutron<br>
A Power Ranger<br><br><br>
Plus I have done a lot of musicals so I have been around costumed people tons, but they don't get paid.
 

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Not me but I had a boyfriend in high school who was the Pilsbury Dough Boy for a summer. He got so sick of being poked in the stomach.
 

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I worked as a Health Educator at a children's museum so I dressed up a lot! They weren't really odd costumes or anything, but it was fun. My favorite costume was the beekeeper...the kids loved it too!
 

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I worked at a balloon shop for a while at 20 and was everything from a clown to a "bag lady" to a stripping pig. it was a BLAST!<br><br>
DH worked for BCAA as a teen and did a stint in downtown Vancouver dressed as a Bobby (uk)
 

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I escaped it, but my sister did a couple stints in the grocery store as the Twinkie the Kid- the guy on the twinkie wrapper! HAHAHA!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was a sub sandwich for the Subway I worked for and I was also our school mascot for a year - a big shaggy Huskie!</div>
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I was a Cardinal mascot in high school for a year. At 5', I was the shortest Cardinal anyone had ever seen. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was a Cardinal mascot in high school for a year. At 5', I was the shortest Cardinal anyone had ever seen. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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At 5'2" the crotch of the Huskie suit sagged to my knees but darnit I was a cute little wrinkly huskie! The fans loved it because they could literally pick up the huskie up and toss me around - fun, huh?
 

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YES--if a nursing bra counts as a weird costume. (Which I think it does. It still gives me the heebie-jeebies to see myself in the mirror when the cups are undone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes">. Looks like some kinds of weird S&M costume.)
 

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I used to work at a renaissance faire, with a large straw hat with a big green (cloth) frog on it. On top of a normal peasant-y renny costume.<br><br>
I teach children's dance, music, and theater classes. I dress in costume for my classes about one week a month. We currently have in our costume closet (yes, we have an entire closet devoted to costumes):<br><br>
cowboy/girl<br>
pirate costumes (multiple permutations)<br>
a tutu (in MY size)<br>
a dinosaur (dd's size)<br>
clown<br>
circus ringmaster<br>
Settler (late 1880's)<br>
Victorian woman<br>
several Renaissance faire costumes<br>
flapper (1920's)<br>
wizzard<br>
Janis Joplin style rock star<br>
and probably several others that I can't think of right now.<br><br>
Plus, I have a whole range of belly dance costumes. Oh, and various Halloween type costumes.<br><br>
My neighbors are used to seeing me check the mail in one costume after another.
 

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I haven't, but my sister worked briefly at a children's party space, and had to dress up as Barney. She is still traumatized.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">YES--if a nursing bra counts as a weird costume. (Which I think it does. It still gives me the heebie-jeebies to see myself in the mirror when the cups are undone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes">. Looks like some kinds of weird S&M costume.)</div>
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lol!! yeah my kids dad made the comment people spend all this money on cupless bras when nursing bra (in regular sizes) you can get less than 20 bucks and they work just as well, and with a peekaboo cup feature, too! hw cool is that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
and nope, never had a job outside my home before, i was frients with a hornet once, though...(school mascot)
 

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I used to be a dancer, so I've worn a lot of weird costumes in public. But, when I was doing children's theater, I got to be Pluto for a time. that was a ton of fun--instant celebriety--after each show, we characters would walk through the crowd getting hugs and handshakes. We each had a human assistant to keep the crowds under control and help us navigate our way back to the dressing room. All that fun and a paycheck too. Man, that was the best job...
 
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