Kodak Moments #6

I got hundreds to thousands of photos through my life.  A lot of which would match up to stories here on Cowabunga Corner, but for one reason or another they are not chosen.  This does not mean that these photos are not worth sharing and do not hold stories of their own.  I would like to keep sharing what I can here on the site, so whenever I can I will share a photo and a story to go along with the photo.  If it’s a part of events that have been shared here, we will link back to the stories of the events themselves as well.  Hope everyone enjoys.  Today’s photo is a shot of me with a Leonardo costume taken in 2003.

This photo is of me with a friend I made from the Mascot Organization in 2003.  He bought and owned an original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costume used for appearances back in the early 1990’s.  These are the costumes you would see at events like “Turtle Con 1992” and store openings.  I was thrilled that he brought it up so I could see the costume. 

We stayed in touch for a long time afterwards, as his company even hired me for some jobs of wearing costumes before I got hurt.  It’s good to meet neat people with great jobs.  I do not know if he wishes for his name to be shared, so I won’t do that here.  But I will say that it was great meeting a fellow Turtle fan at Mid-Ohio con 2003. 

Have you ever seen these official Mascot Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costumes at an event?  If so what event?  Please share stories, comments and questions below.  

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