Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Monkeying Around

I made a monkey of myself last week.

I drew the short straw had the opportunity to wear a costume as part of an event our store was participating in.

I think I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. No, I can't resist. I have to add captions.

Getting dressed.

Putting on the feet.

Adding the head.

Putting on the hands.

Taking off the head to help a customer.

Trying to have a serious conversation with a customer while wearing a giant monkey costume.

The complete outfit.

Off to greet the public.

Observations I made while I was Curious George:
  • It's hot in this thing.
  • I don't know how those people at Disney do it.
  • I can't see.
  • It's really hot.
  • It's very cute when kids run up and hug you.
  • You don't need to smile when someone takes a picture of you.
  • Did I mention that it's hot?
No one can make a monkey out of you if you do it yourself.


  1. You are a great sport! I'm not sure how I would feel about dressing up like that. As you say, though, no one can tell if you're smiling inside. Speaking of, I wonder--when having your photo taken, did you find yourself smiling automatically anyway?

  2. Ahhh the joys of giant, smelly costumes... When I worked for a bookstore I was (at various times) Spot, Miss Spider, and Froggy.

  3. Thanks, Lisa! It happened pretty suddenly... the person who was originally going to wear the costume didn't quite fit and I ended up doing it literally at the last minute. I didn't have a lot of time to think about it. Yes, the first time someone aimed a camera at me I smiled automatically. Then I realized how silly that was.

    Abby- glad to know I'm not the only one!

  4. You are a trooper. The most I would ever do is a modified Cat-in-the-Hat that didn't involve a giant head.

  5. Good job! As M-R stated...you are a trooper. I won't even wear the poem in your pocket overalls at school!

  6. How fun! I used to get in those costumes myself at the library, but then I realized how much teens *love* wearing them. We had the pig from If You Give a Pig a Pancake here the other week, and one night, the teens were actually arguing over who would get to wear the costume. We were able to resolve the dispute peacefully. ;)