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Wearing costumes in public

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How many of you do this, like at public gatherings, such as street fairs, county fairs, state fairs, etc? Do you try and contact show management first to get permission? That was my first thought, but I'd like some advice from people who have done this successfully. I'm planning to go as Chewbacca. I'm currently putting the costume together, but for the work and the money, I'd like more people to see it than just at Halloween. By the way, I'm an older adult, so I wouldn't be prone to pranks or playing stupid tricks on people. Just doing selfies or solo photos with fans and enjoying being seen as I walk around the fairgrounds or wherever. What have been your experiences? Thanks.
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our town has what is basically a "no mask" ordinance. it doesn't apply to private property (including businesses) but for any areas with similar ordinances you'd still want to be careful. local law enforcement wouldn't give legal advice but likely would tell you if there are local ordinances prohibiting masks, so in addition to checking with businesses, etc., that might be a good call to make too.
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@dane82 That brings up a really good question, something I just thought of: I wonder how the RLSH cosplayers handle this, because of course, they're playing "Real Life Super Heroes", handing out blankets and toiletries to the homeless, patrolling their neighborhoods etc, and they all wear masks in public. I think I'll reach out to their community and see what they say.
that's a good idea. i've wondered if other places have ordinances as restrictive as ours (i.e., no masks for people over 12 years old on public property), or if they have them but they have exceptions, or aren't enforced very closely, or what exactly. i think the RLSH community would be a good source of info.
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