The Man Behind the Dinosaur
Major: Criminal Justice and Nursing
Interviewed by: Tyler Mason
What inspired the dinosaur costume?
I got into it by accident. I was just looking through eBay in the middle of the night and I saw the costume for seven dollars; no one was bidding on it, and there was 5 minutes left. So I said to myself, “I can pay that.” First time I wore the costume was during the Berrien Springs County Fair.
Did the dinosaur protest in Washington have anything to do with you purchasing the costume?
It has nothing to do with that. I’m not doing it to protest anything.
Are you going to do it again or was this a one-time thing?
Maybe I will someday, or maybe once in awhile. Actually, what inspired me is during the summer I was having some issues and some bad days. When I wore it to the fair, the people received it very well. Kids were chasing after me and I had a good time. Although it was hard for myself because it was hot in there, I thought if I’m able to give others a better day then it is worth it. Also people in the university seemed to enjoy the costume as well. So it seemed like I was making their day better too.
Do you ever think about getting any other type of costume?
The dinosaur costume is pretty much the only good one on the market. There isn’t another costume that has caught my eye like that one did.
So when do you expect to pull it out again? Whenever you feel like it?
Yeah, basically whenever I feel like it. Whenever I feel it is appropriate
Do you ever think you’re going to pull it out to events? Like any school events?
I don’t know about that actually. I’m kind of just going with the flow, again if I ever feel like it I will.