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NB: March is Bat Month at the ROM!

March is Bat Month! at the ROM. The new batcave opens this weekend.

I am half tempted to get dressed up at Batman and go down this weekend. Zil and I have memberships that let us bring in a guest each. The cape and cowl could use some maintenance anyway...

(Next week's post may involve discussion of bruises recieved battling the forces of evil. also known as the ROM's security...)


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Mar. 1st, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
I, too, have a membership with a guest privilege. Perhaps other do too? It could be a whole todo!
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Mar. 1st, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
I made it for a party at mycrazyhair's years ago (2005?). It's not that well-made, and it's non-standard; I have the mask cover the lower half of my face since I didn't want to shave my beard. The mask is two parts; a spandex hood wide big eye holes, and a papier mache half mask with slightly curved ear/horn things. Some of the other parts of the costume have fallen into disrepair since then - the leather bracers need new cord, and I'm too fat to squeeze into the tight shirt and pants I wore back then.

All that said, some year soon I should make another bat-costume - I'm much better at sewing these days, and I could probably do a better job with the mask...
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Mar. 1st, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
Bat Month!!!
I really, really want to take Aidan there. When g33kboi and I took him to the ROM back in December, we were very disappointed to find that the Bat Cave was closed for renovations.

But I told him at the time that we'd take him there again once it was open, and he's actually mentioned it a couple of times since. Kid's got an uncannily good memory for two and a half... (better than mine, sometimes, though that's saying very little)

Mind you, most often he's just referred to it as the "dinosaur bone museum", which shows what made the strongest impression on him while we were there, I suppose. But he likes bats, and I think he'd find the Bat Cave fun.

I have fond memories of my younger nephew Duncan, when he was just a little bit older than Aidan is now, maybe 3 or 4, jumping up and down in the part with the strobe light where they make it look as if bats are flying all around you, shouting "YAY! YAY!!! The bats are here! The bats are here!" Both he and his brother (who was around 6 at the time) insisted on going through the cave about 15 times before they'd move on to any other part of the museum. Sometimes the things that adults intend to be creepy are just awesomely cool to little kids.
Mar. 1st, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
ooo bat month.

Why am I not on Toronto?
Mar. 1st, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)
Because you're a silly Bear?

(In other words, come to Toronto!)
Mar. 1st, 2010 10:44 pm (UTC)
I am in! Woot. Also a member so suck it people who have to pay!
Mar. 2nd, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
Yaay bats!
Mar. 3rd, 2010 11:35 am (UTC)
You should wear the costume, and don the mask once you're in the ROM.

Alternatively, you can rappel down through the roof. Surely a building with so many windows is easy to get into from above!
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