When Cosplay Saves Lives And Valuables

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One puny human tried to burgle the Norse God's home, the silly mortal. Learn how dressing up as your favorite superhero, god or gremlin could possibly save your life and your collectibles.


On January 1st In Edinburgh, Scotland, Torvald Alexander came home from a "costume party" dressed head to toe as Thor. Upon entering his domain, he caught a mere mortal burglar in the act of making off with his worldly possessions. The thief - clearly not realizing he was messing with the gods - was so scared of the 6-foot tall Alexander dressed like a hammer-thumping crazy, he took off, according to The Daily Telegraph:

"As soon as he saw me his eyes went wide with terror," Alexander said of the burglar. "He looked like he had had a few drinks and decided to do a late night break in, but he hadn't counted on the God of Thunder living here."

The jerk didn't make off with a single item and even ran out of the house without his shoes. So next time you get guff about your Wookie costume, tell your family you're doing it for their protection. It's better than owning a gun.

Not actual Norse God or Alexander above, Picture from Make It So Marketing.

[The Daily Telegraph via Times Of The Internet]


The husband once ran out of the house and down a gravel driveway at night, barefoot, wearing nothing but a pair of wine-colored silk boxers, shouting and waving a (very sharp) samurai sword. The combination of a large hairy man with a sword appearing in the suddenly blinding security light apparently completely freaked the gangbangers who were messing with his mailbox, and they bolted. I got to hear the story for like forever. My first comment: "you carried a sword to a gunfight... and *won*?"

The weird stuff really freaks out your common criminal. The unexpected is bad for them, and they prefer to avoid it.