Sunday, February 28, 2016

Costumed Characters Within The Park

While I was passing through the busy park, a trio of costumed people were attracting the attention of kids. They had the general look of porcupines- albeit with walking sticks or pouches. It was fun to watch them, and a bit of a challenge to photograph them.


  1. They look a bit fearsome but the kids seem to like them.

  2. love those outfits, i was looking for Andy's Eye Candy blog ... i will keep looking, thanks for the heads up. ( :

  3. Children never seem to realize how cold it really is!


  4. At first glance, I thought this was Chewbacca!

  5. This makes a festival like winterlude a lot of fun. You get kids and everybody else in on the fun.

  6. @Lowell: some kids are wary!

    @Beth: I will post a link at your page in awhile.

    @Janis: they don't!

    @Norma: I can see that.

    @Red: and it is so much fun.

  7. A challenging subject yes, but you conveyed the fun and wonder William

  8. So much fun for everyone especially the kids.

  9. I am sure some kids would not want to go near them, they do look scary!

  10. Oh I thought they looked a little fearsome, but the children don't seem to be bothered :) So much going on here William, still getting a fair bit of snow there I see.

  11. Such fun photos! That costume look very warm :-)

  12. That must have been fun for the kids. At least they had a warm costume to wear.

  13. Ha, ha. That porcupine is the original punk hair fellow.

  14. @Ciel: you're welcome!

    @Cloudia: I try to avoid taking pics of kids, but in this case it couldn't be helped. The expressions of the children in the last shot makes it my favourite of these.

    @VP: and the real porcupines are fun to watch, but scary if you get too close!

    @Whisk: thanks!

    @Bill: the whole park is a lot of fun for children.

    @Nancy: some kids can be wary of costumed mascots, I've found, as well as the stilt walkers I've shown previously.

    @Grace: this morning we've had more snow as well.

    @Tamago: I expect they are warm!

    @Sharon: they did, yes!

    @Pat: good way to describe them!

  15. Ah porcupines on ice....why not indeed...

  16. Nice shots , Bet the kids thought that was strange yet fun . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

  17. It is easy to see why they would attract attention.

  18. @Marleen: indeed!

    @RedPat: it was different.

    @Geoff: why not!

    @Country Gal: you're welcome.

    @Revrunner: yes.

    @Mari: lots of kids find that fascinating.

  19. I can understand the kids were excited :)
    Spring is not round the corner in Ottawa - still a lot of snow.

  20. It looks like they have very interesting faces. (Your mention of "pouches" made me wonder if they are marsupials. They aren't.)

  21. @Lois: definitely.

    @Birgitta: winter lasts here.

    @Kay: apparently not!

    @Cheryl: thank you!

    @Jan: indeed.

    @Orvokki: true!

    @Jennifer: I did too.