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What would you do with these? Answered

Greetings all,

I've made two of the coolest costumes (cool to me anyway) in the last five weeks, it was an inspiration that rose of it's own and I'm not really sure why or how they came to me:
https://www.instructables.com/id/Constructing-Anubis/
https://www.instructables.com/id/Constructing-Bastet/

We really had no goal in doing those other than to share them. We entered them into some contests here, because if we win, I have a very good friend who is in dire need of a decent computer - but that is another story. Doing a thing for a specific goal robs it of all it's power. :-)

We just returned from Halloween night and another tour of the Gaslamp in downtown San Diego, met with photo-op stops every five feet and "10-signs" and applause at all the outdoor restaurants. (It's traditional at Halloween that when you're seated at outdoor restaurants, they give you signs with 1-10 on them to wave at passing costumes, a Gaslamp Halloween Olympics of sorts.)

We've had SO much fun sharing these. It's been one of our highlight experiences this year. Just the reactions from people, young and old, were priceless.

However. Halloween is over. My wife is not thrilled about saving them for next year, it's like watching Dukes of Hazzard reruns. We'll need a new discovery.

So . . . what would you do with these?

You might think "keep them" but we have gone through some major changes in recent years, one of them a down-sizing of gargantuan proportions that required giving away or selling most of everything we own. As we did so, rather than the loss one might expect, we were more and more aware of how liberating this was, how free we became as we unbound ourselves from possessions. We vowed never to begin amassing possessions again, and this would be a dangerous first step in that direction.

We thought about offering them for sale to Egyptian themed enterprises, such as the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles, but that's just one idea. What do you do with your creations that obviously spark some awareness in those that experience them?

Thanks for reading. Not sure what to do.

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CatTrampoline
CatTrampoline

7 years ago

Sell them on Craigslist? I saw them on the Halloween page and thought they were amazing.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

7 years ago

Ebay?

Donate to a local school or amateur dramatics group?

Save them for the next burning man, then leave them in the desert?

Have a big party with a bonfire and fireworks, and burn the costumes on the fire (all set up with fireworks in the costumes that go off as the fire climbs)?