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Picture Postcard: Stilt Man

1 May

May 1, 2013

One of the great things about the Chiller Convention is that lots of people dress up and walk around in costume. While there were not as many this years as there were last year, they made up for it in creativity. There was a woman dressed as Darryl from The Walking Dead, and tons of woman in varying degree of dress showing off their cleavage. However, one man stood head and shoulders above all the others.

Literally. He was on stilts.

I first saw Stilt Man in his civilian identity. I was on line to buy a soda and right behind me was a normal looking guy who bought a beer. I went outside to get some air and drink my soda, he went outside and drank his beer. And then, with the beer telling him what a great idea it must be, he put on his stilts.

Photo Apr 27, 2 43 15 PM

He looked for all the world like he was going to examine the flowers. I was sure he was going to reach in and pull out another beer. That is, until he put on his robe and mask.

Photo Apr 27, 2 54 33 PM

After that he could be seen all over the convention, Death in a yellow robe, looming over the rest of the visitors, sometimes waving his arms in a menacing way or making mystical gestures with his hands.

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And for this convention, it was totally normal.

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