Costumed Character Hell…

Well today I made the fateful decision to get off at the Times Square station. I don’t know why I do this to myself.  It’s the same thing every time this happens.  I tell myself that it won’t be that bad, and that it’ll be quick, but I end up being emotionally traumatized-yet slightly entertained by what I end up seeing.

Now there are costume characters in Los Angeles in front of the Chinese Theatre.  These people take themselves WAY seriously.  Like Times Square, I avoid this area if at all possible.  Some dress like superheros, and others just wear slutty Halloween costumes.

Batman has been arrested several times and has been to anger management classes. (I’m not kidding, there’s a fascinating documentary about these people that you can watch and learn from.)

I’m assuming that’s Tinkerbell in the middle, and I thought the other one was Jasmine from Alladin, but there’s so much going on there I just think she made up her own character.

Times Square isn’t as regulated as it is in Hollywood…your character options are extremely limited.  I took these pics today, unbeknownst to the characters, because if they catch you taking pics they will hustle you down for a tip if you want a pic of them.

There were literally over 4 Buzz Lightyears roaming around…it must be tough competition out there.

I saw Minnie Mouse shaking down an old man for a tip.  I don’t know what she said to him, but he frantically looked through his pockets…that’s when the magic of Disney is ruined for me.  When Minnie asks you for money and out comes the voice of a scary man….

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