Television commercials are going to great lengths to create identifiable characters to help sell their products, making viewers/consumers feel comfortable with their product pitchers. For the first time since the ’80s where you had such recognizable commercial characters like Mr. Whipple (the “Don’t Squeeze the Charmin” guy), Madge the Palmolive lady, Budweiser non-spokesdog Spuds Mackenzie, and Dunkin’ Donuts “Time to Make the Donuts” guy, television commercials have some very familiar faces.
Currently, several commercial characters are just as widely recognized as actors on the television shows that they advertise with. Insurance companies lead the pack with the most well-known characters, including the ever-so-polite Geico Gecko, the misunderstood Cavemen, and of course, Flo the Progressive Insurance Peddler, with her never-ending optimism!
If you’re stuck for an idea for a costume, look to commercials for unique ideas that no one else may have thought of just yet. Cobble together your own Bob the Enzyte Guy costume, or check out some of our How To’s for a Billy Mays (OxiClean guy) costume, or how to make your own Shamwow! Guy costume.
Or… Worse comes to worse, just throw on a Snuggie and become a very colorful monk!