If you’ve followed my work at all then you know I’m a big nerd (or geek if you prefer). So how could I not create some cool balloon costumes for the new Avengers movie? Luckily I had some young friends up for an epic battle between Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, and The Hulk.
If you want to make your next event “geek chic” give me a call at 972-505-2241
As a balloon artist I am asked all the time if I dress as a clown. Back when I was younger I did for some events with church, but what I quickly found out is that while many people love clowns, an equal number or more are terrified of them. So as more parents realized this the less demand there was for clowns. So I decided when I became a profession performer not to do make-up and costumer style clowning.
Instead I chose to follow in the footsteps of America’s favorite clown, Red Skelton! I grew up watching great clowns and comedians like Red, Jerry Lewis, and Lucille Ball. They made me laugh and forget my cares and they did it without resulting to vulgarity. It was humor for me as a boy and fitting for my grandmother as well. They would have crazy slapstick and would make fun of themselves and their audience, but always in a lovable way.
Red always had the best characters from Clem Kadiddlehopper to Freddie the Freeloader (the one character that did use makeup). My favorite bits were when he would break a rule of performing and just crack up at his own jokes or his audience. He had a love of God and country and he wasn’t ashamed of it. His Pledge of Allegiance bit is fondly remembered by many and has even been read on the floor of Congress.
I was in Branson last week and saw Tom Mullica’s tribute to Red Skelton and I laughed til I cried and then a tear was brought to my eye for a moment to mourn the loss of such great entertainers. Red’s day has past but it is his legacy and those like him I try to perform and bring a smile to you and yours. Thank you so much for the opportunity to do so.
Last week was the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. I was very happy to join the Christian Boys and Men Titanic Society for a weekend remembering those that gave their live for “women and children first.”
Of course I had to leave my mark on the event so I created a giant balloon Titanic costume.
I hadn’t really planned on creating the Titanic so I settled to create the bow of the ship (which would have filled with water and tipped downward but you get the drift).
It was a lot of fun to create and many of the kids came up and helped blow up balloons including some of the Duggar boys from the series “19 Kids and Counting.” What a great and sweet family they are.
I was just watching the latest Up All Night and they had a balloon guy at their Mommy and Me type group. it was a good reminder of how much I love working at these mom groups. So if you know a mother’s group out there that needs a balloon guy please send them my way!
This was a really fun pirate themed birthday party I did this year. For the birthday boy I made a pirate mask, sword, and pirate ship. Not only did the birthday boy love it, but all the other guests got a big kick out of it as well.
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The vast majority of the time that I work an event I have a long line of people willing to wait to receive a balloon. Most of the time (unless Elmo is there) I have the largest group of people, of all ages, surrounding me.
So why is that? Is it really because what I’m making is really that cool? I don’t think so. Don’t get me wrong I make some pretty amazing sculptures and love make new ones off the top of my head, but that isn’t the main reason.
The reason people really wait up to two hours at large events for customized balloons (yep, that has really happened) is because it creates an emotional connection.
For kids it is fun and mysterious. For adults it is a reminder of their childhood imaginations.
Usually the goal is create happy and joyful emotions. Even balloon decor helps bring about those emotional responses of grandeur and elegance.
Last week though I had a goal to bring about a different emotion, fear. I have a friend that is on the very scared of spiders. Now it isn’t to the point of arachnophobia (then it’d be cruel) but she freaks out quite a bit about them.
So another friend had the idea of wearing a giant spider costume for a party. We looked around, but couldn’t find one so instead I told him I would make one. He wasn’t hesitant as first about whether I could actually make it scary, but I convinced him.
I ended up designing and building him a giant black widow costume. It was a lot of fun to make and it turned out great. I loved it and our friend was definitely creeped out about the costume.
I must admit that I was quite proud of myself. It is rare that I get to invoke fear and tears. I guess you’d say it is like the thrill of horror movies. Hmm maybe Stephen King will call me for his next film.
If you’d like invoke some intense emotions for your next event then call (314) 346-2241 today!