Thursday, October 23, 2014

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I love Halloween. When I was a school teacher, I used to try and think of things that kids would love to see me dressed up as. As an elementary school teacher I needed to keep it fun but not too scary. My eighth grade students would love a monster but my kindergarteners would be terrified so I decided on Tigger. A 6'7" Tigger. That year, my first daughter was born, and she was Lil' Tigger.

When I left the elementary school and moved up to the high school, I didn't know what to expect. This was a school full of teenagers. What would they think of me dressed up as a giant character from Winnie the Pooh?  I decided to take a chance and defaulted, wearing the Tigger costume again. It was a huge gamble that set the standard for my personality as a fun teacher. Some former students probably still call me Mr. Tigger or Big Tigger. If anything I felt like a mascot of a sports team. Kids were high fiving me endlessly. Man, that was a great feeling.

I've had some great costumes over the years. I have been Kramer, Bob Ross, Tigger, Frankenstein, and Mr. Fix It.  The best was when I got to partner up with my kids and see how excited they became over one of my favorite holidays. As likes to say "Life is better in a costume." It really is. It is great fun to become something you usually aren't just for the day, to come out of your shell at night and express yourself through costume.

I had the opportunity with the #OrangeTuesdayTour to see just how this company spreads the love and can give back to the community. The Orange Tuesday Tour has been popping up in cities all over the country with its final culminating event in Rockaway, NY on October 28th.

The crew were spreading the love for costumes and offering people of the city coupons for money off costumes online. The best part of this assignment was seeing the reactions of fellow Philadelphians reacting to people in costume. Too often you see adults chiding others for standing out but in our great city, people were smiling and asking for photo opportunities. Want to be a part of the action? You can follow all the #OrangeTuesday activity on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see the Top 10 Costumes and Top 10 Party Ideas to help you out with your Halloween and costume party needs. is one of the largest internet retailers of costumes and soctume event decor, and this fall will support the U.S. Fund for UNICEF by donating ten percent of the total purchase price (excluding sales tax) of all orders made on in the U.S. from September 2 to October 31st, 2014, using the code TOT4UNICEF to support Trick or Treat for UNICEF, up to $100,00.

Customers ca also make an additional donation when shopping the site as well. Visit for more information. Donations collected in support of Trick or Treat for UNICEF help provide children with medicine, nutrition, clean water, emergency relief and education. Visit to learn more.

After meeting up with the crew, we walked down Market St. to Independence Hall. Unfortunately, we had the Joker leading us but luckily Batman was also there to reign him in. The Joker had to be reminded that this wasn't Gotham and he needed to act like he was in the city of Brotherly Love.

They took my advice after seeing Independence Hall headed to Shane Victorino Nicetown Boys and Girls Club and donated costumes to the kids there. Just another way that has given back to this community and others across the country. With saving money is no joke and neither is their dedication to giving back.

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1 comment:

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