On Tuesday I went to Lincoln Center to check out the scene outside New York Fashion Week. I wanted to be inconspicuous and just observe, so I dressed up as Waldo, a character known for his hiding ability.
This plan failed completely.
Some people spied me from far away.
Others got up close and personal.
My outfit cost about $30 bucks from an online Halloween costume store. I was surrounded by people wearing clothes that cost hundreds and hundreds of dollars.
So naturally people wanted pictures with me.
I was interviewed a couple times.
But mostly I just walked around.
Looking for my buddy The Wizard Whitebeard.
And trying to avoid that dickwad Odlaw.
I opened up Google Maps to try to figure out where I was.
I sat down.
I heard "I found you!" a lot.
I probably ruined what were otherwise good shots just by virtue of being in the background.
But other times I accidentally contributed to some pretty artsy photos.
Later, I found out that my horizontal stripes were apparently a big hit on the runway, too.
It makes sense. Red and white stripes make a bold statement.
Also I think canes are making a comeback.
And round glasses will be the new hipster glasses. I'M CALLING IT YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!
After a couple hours it was time to leave.
Eagle-eyed New Yorkers even spotted me on my way back to the BuzzFeed office.
People may have found me, but in the end, I like to think I found... myself.