Confessions Of A Halloween Costume Model
One day of work can haunt you for the next ten years.
When Josh Stone was 19, he wanted some quick cash. And so he turned to Halloween costume modeling, as one does.
When he showed up to the 8 a.m. shoot, Josh recalled, everyone "took it really seriously and I just kept eating bagels and being a sarcastic asshole."
That one day of work has translated into a decade of Josh's friends and family spotting his photos in Halloween stores and around the internet.
He only modeled around seven or eight costumes that day, but has been put in countless more thanks to the magic of photo editing.
And even Josh hasn't seen all the photos that he knows must be out there.
But he was briefly embroiled in politics: during the 2012 election, Mitt Romney made a crack about Big Bird that begat an insanely popular costume choice that year.
The Big Bird costume Josh modeled happened to be one of the top search results at the time, he said, and so his picture wound up on all sorts of news programs and sites.