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  1. Default Bone collector character 
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    i'm trying to develop a "Bone Collector" roaming character for our attraction and am looking for some input. i'm going for the creep factor of "oh wow, this guy really wants my bones!"

    i did some google searching and found very little in terms of inspiration. if anyone could lead me in the direction of some good reading i'd appreciate it!
     

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    Bone collector is pretty vague- are you looking for costume/character suggestions? Historical refrences of bone collectors?
     

  3. Default They Have Sharp, Pointy Teeth! 
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    According to Ray Bradburry.. as he walked away smiling and the man who had all those problems with his own skeleton was left a quivvering jellyfish...
    I would think the "acting" in such a part would carry it much more than any physical costuming.
    Maybe a shabby attire with numerous hand-sewn pockets holding the tips of bones protruding and jangling as he moved and walked would sell the concept?
    A lustfull gleam in the eye along with a decidedly evil grin, concentrating upon those quiet people who don't like being noticed at all would go far in establishing .
    He would not be nearly as picky as his buddy "The Scab-Collector!"
     

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    @Allen - my post was intentionally vague. i know on the forums you are a stickler for being descriptive as possible, but in this particular situation i am simply looking to see what kind of information other haunters come back with.

    i am willing to do the homework on my own, and that's why rather than asking "what are YOUR ideas" i simply asked if anyone knew of any material out there on the subject of a bone collector.

    historical references would be fantastic! i would be very interested in reading how a bone collector may have operated and in what cultures throughout history!

    thanks for your input

    [MENTION=69]jim[/MENTION] - thanks much!! you've given me a very cool narrative to get my mind geared into this process. and i got a good laugh out of "the scab collector"
     

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    @Allen that's great! thanks much!!
     

  7. Default A Character/costume idea from real life. 
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    I was working in a grocery store when I came around the corner and thought I must be hallucinating!?
    There was an eldely man , thin, who looked like a black hole (from outer space?) No light escaped, no reflection from his skin or clothing, he wore black rubber boots, his skin was as if she had smeared soot over every part of himself as was the look of his clothing!
    He lived in a chicken coop, he had a house next to it full of chickens. He sold eggs door-to-door! A knock on your door was followed by him standing there holding one egg in his flat black fingers.. "Wanna buy an egg?" Then if you didn't respond quickly enough he would try to impress you by spitting on the egg, wiping it off, just incase you had been put off by any chicken feces left smeared on the egg!
    (Who Couldn't be "Impressed" by all of that?!)
    If he ever needed to steal eggs from someone else's coop he was all "Commando-ed" ready to be invisible in any shadows helpfully provided by the mere absence of light.
    Imagine being a kid, sleeping outside at night looking out the opening of your pup tent with your friends .. and you see this flat-black person coming down the street! WOW!
    I just know, some parents HAD to have referred to him as some kind of a Boogeyman , just to keep their kids scared and in-line!
    "The Egg Man will get you! , so be GOOD!"
    Hard to ever forget a real life "costume" like that.
     

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