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« on: November 23, 2007 10:10:07 AM »

My son (10) signed up for a challenge at his school's upcoming word fair. What the kids do is choose a word from the dictionary and then come to school in a costume that represents their word. My son chose the word 'Loathe'. I like his choice, but I'm really at a loss as to how to physically portray loathe  Shocked.

The first place prize is a huge book package, which my son is uber excited about. I'm really wracking my brain here but coming up short.

Any ideas on how to make a loathe costume?  Huh
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2007 02:51:57 PM »

oohhhh, neat choice!
Personally it brings to mind Edward Gorey type characters. All in black or black & grey? a morning coat, cravat, top hat,gloves, spats in dark grey and a very frowny big
 walrus moustache, maybe dark sunglasses...

LOL my hubby said "dress him as the IRS man"
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2007 03:16:33 PM »

well, in the dictionary it is a verb, exclusively.

it is very difficult to personify a verb.

thats like saying what does run look like. you know how to run, but what does the actual WORD look like.

loathe could be properly expressed with hateful glares on his part, and dark clothing. an x over his heart maybe. the most important part will be his expression. loathe is a verb that is an emotion.

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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2007 07:02:22 PM »

All the above sounds great. I would add makeup to make him look very 'frowny' -- forehead lines, downturned mouth.
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2007 06:45:34 AM »

I at once thought about Ebenezer Scrooge from a christmas carol. Kinda like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rmontgom/293949076/(not my pic, I just googled)

It is costuming yes, but its very much in the expression. I expect if youre skilled you can do much with face-paint so he dosnt have to frown all day, but he do have to act it.

And you have a awesome son to choose that word!
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