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 Title: Costumes?
PostPosted: Nov 26, 2012 
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Neo Busker

Joined: Nov 12, 2012
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Hi there fellow buskers.

I was wondering if anyone ever wears some kind of costume? I sometimes wear a banana suit and it is great fun. Do you generally see costumes as a good part of your show?

Inus


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 Title: Re: Costumes?
PostPosted: Nov 28, 2012 
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Neo Busker

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I find costumes almost a necessity when separating yourself from the crowd. Since hardly anybody wears a hat anymore, this is a good way to separate on the cheap.
I often find myself in a white dinner jacket with black lapels...about $300 retail...but something I discovered at a thrift shop for only $40.
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 Title: Re: Costumes?
PostPosted: Aug 13, 2013 
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Ditto. The t-shirt, flip-flops, and shorts seem to short-circuit the performance. Try to be sharp, clean, and unique.
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 Title: Re: Costumes?
PostPosted: Oct 18, 2013 
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Location: North Central Louisiania
Just put on dress clothes, did buy a nice top hat. Mixed results, but I do stand out now! Mr. Danny


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 Title: Re: Costumes?
PostPosted: Feb 22, 2016 
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Keep in mind that normal people are going to view you - a busker - as something from the other world, and that's scary.

You don't have to go full-out costume if you don't want to, or if it would inhibit your performance, but people should immediately see that you're someone who didn't just wake up behind a dumpster.

Dressing like you meant to be looked at shows your audiences that you're a prepared performer and that prevents any anxiety that would keep them from getting close enough to pile money on you.

In my opinion,
~D.

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but not - I hope - an unenlightened one."
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