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 Post subject: Attire for Kids Shows...
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:28 pm 
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Just wondering...you guys that perform for both kids and adults, do you typically wear the same type of outfit/attire for both??

Or do you have one set of clothes that you wear for an adult show and one that you wear for a kids show??

I did a search in this sub-forum for attire, but couldn't find anything. Sorry if this has been discussed before and I didn't find it.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:46 pm 
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My attire is part of my character so I don't change it. The only exception is that during my restaurant gigs I wear 2 LARGE buttons, one saying "I WORK FOR TIPS" and the other says "SUGGESTED TIP $2435.80" Otherwise it's grey slacks, white long sleeved shirt with bow tie and a bowler hat. Like in my avatar.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:36 pm 
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Paddy, I was searching through old threads and found some references to "Paddy the Clown."

When do you do a clown routine?? Or do you keep that separate from your magic?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:08 am 
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I dropped the clown costume over a year ago. Too many kids and even adults are afraid of clowns and I got tired of dealing with them.


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PANTS. You MUST remember to wear pants..


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:09 am 
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acar wrote:
PANTS. You MUST remember to wear pants..


THATS why I haven't gotten any gigs... Thanks Acar! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Attire for Kids Shows...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:14 am 
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Black suit and a blue, red, or silver sleeveless mock turtle dance top. She wears the jacket depending on the situation, weather, and if she has anything to produce (ie flower bouquet).


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:04 am 
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I have on a geek out fit. When I do kid shows I play as a nerd. I wear a red bow tie, geeky shirt and pants.


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 Post subject: Re: Attire for Kids Shows...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:53 pm 
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paddy wrote:
I dropped the clown costume over a year ago. Too many kids and even adults are afraid of clowns and I got tired of dealing with them.


Ah. I always knew there were kids and people like that, just never really thought it was that common.

I was thinking of, for myself, for kids shows I would go with a clown type "tuxedo" but none of the makeup or that stuff. Basically just a silly suit.


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I know of a couple of people that if they even see a clown on TV for just a second they start crying or just go into the fetal position. I didn't beleave it myself until I saw it firsthand.

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 Post subject: Re: Attire for Kids Shows...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:01 pm 
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I know of a couple of people that if they even see a clown on TV for just a second they start crying or just go into the fetal position. I didn't beleave it myself until I saw it firsthand.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coulrophobia

Interesting, to say the least. From looking around, it appears that most people that suffer from it react more to the face paint and the general appearance of the face/hair of a clown than the clothes.

The outfit that I had put together for kids shows is very similar to a clown's tuxedo...bright colors, bow tie, things like that...but I don't think that I would want to do the face paint and such regardless. It would seem that not doing the face paint would be better to sooth those fears anyways, but the outfit would work without it anyways. It's basically just a bright blue tuxedo with a polka dot tie.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:17 pm 
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That would be fine, and as you stated, it is the makeup and not the clothes. It seems that people think that a clown is hiding something evil behind that smile, but then how does that hold up with the sad clown's. However these same people usually have no problem with Halloween makeup! All that I would use as far as the face would be a clown nose maybe as you could use it rightaway for a sponge ball routine. I don't know if the nose would be a problem, maybe someone else can add to this that has had an experiance with that good or bad.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:40 pm 
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Tim Hannig sports a costume somewhat like you describe. Check it out on his photo's page. I saw this guy lecture a few years ago @ magifest. He did his shows in a baseball jersey that sported his show title Kid pro. It was a great lecture.

http://www.showmethefun.com/showmethefun/Photos.html

He has some great stuff for sale that you could pick up as well. He sells his entire lot for 120. It's a good deal...

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 Post subject: Re: Attire for Kids Shows...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:03 pm 
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Thanks Adam.

Some of his stuff does look pretty good.

I'm working on a kids show routine that has some magic, lots of laughs, and a puppet. I've been scripting the effects and I'm now working on making them flow together in a way that makes sense.


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 Post subject: Re: Attire for Kids Shows...
PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:54 am 
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zambini wrote:
I know of a couple of people that if they even see a clown on TV for just a second they start crying or just go into the fetal position. I didn't beleave it myself until I saw it firsthand.

Zambini


When I was a kid my parents let me watch the original Poltergeist at a young age. I've been scared of them ever since. Stephan Speilberg pretty muched ruined it for clowns and sharks!


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