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    So I am a 'masked character' (not at DL) and every time I see a character costume I try to figure out how it works or more specifically where the person inside looks out of the mask. Some of them I've been able to figure out, but others are a little tricky.

    For example: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto, Chip & Dale and Jessie all see out of the character's actual eyes. While Buzz, Goofy, Woody and Sulley see out of the character's mouth. There are exceptions like King John (Robin Hood) who sees out of his nose.

    But then there are the ones I can't figure out:
    Flik, Tigger, Pooh, Boo, and the Beast.

    Does anyone know how the people inside see out of the head?

    I originally thought, that Flik looked out of the mouth, as his eyes are up too high, however, at looking at the mask it appears that the mouth is too low for the eye line considering it is only a couple of inches from the neck.

    If anyone has any information on this, and you are willing to share, please help me. (major points if you have photos of what the inside of the masks look like)



    And for those who do not want to believe that there is a human inside each costume...the characters DO exist in real life.

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    anyone have any ideas?

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    • #3
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      All characters see out of their eyes, just like you and me.


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      • #4
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        Originally posted by SorcererMickey View Post
        All characters see out of their eyes, just like you and me.
        haha thats right! I thought everyone knew that! I think Pooh actually sees out of his nose though
        "behind the orange curtain it's not so bad"






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        • #5
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          You mean.....

          Mickey isn't real???

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          • #6
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            • #7
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              Goofy and Pluto see out of their mouth.

              Tigger sees out of the mouth as well.

              Beast looks out right between the neck and chin.

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              • #8
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                Erm... the charries have eyes, just like us!

                (Erm..you also might wanna check your facts about Pluto, Sparky!)
                there are TWO SIDES to every story

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                • #9
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                  Baloo & Brer Bear see out their necks.

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                  • #10
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                    theres only one explanation for this... ever hear of Disney Magic?
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                    "Aye... That be true."

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                    • #11
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                      Any see out of their navel ?

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by SparkyLD View Post
                        Goofy and Pluto see out of their mouth.

                        Tigger sees out of the mouth as well.

                        Beast looks out right between the neck and chin.
                        I know goofy sees out of his mouth, but I always thought Pluto sees out of his actual eyes. the reason for this is when he signs autographs he puts the book on the top of his nose then signs thus illustrating his eye sight is out of the eyes (unless my memory is wrong). True, it is Disney Magic, but some of them are obvious. Personally I think the mesh eyes/mouths on the Toy Story Characters are pretty bad and could be better. But what about Flik and Boo? Any ideas?

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                        • #13
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                          Im pretty sure flik sees out of his mouth too.....
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                          • #14
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                            La la la la la la la la -- I'm not listening to this!! The characters are real!! Real! Real! Real!

                            Oh crap, making insane noises isn't making me not read this thread! I'm covering my eyes now and I won't read about such ghastly accusations. )

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by MarenBoBarren View Post
                              Im pretty sure flik sees out of his mouth too.....
                              Antennae

                              Also allows him to stalk people ...

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                              • #16
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                                Then why does Pluto have a mesh screen in his mouth?

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                                • #17
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                                  Originally posted by notlemc View Post
                                  I know goofy sees out of his mouth, but I always thought Pluto sees out of his actual eyes. the reason for this is when he signs autographs he puts the book on the top of his nose then signs thus illustrating his eye sight is out of the eyes (unless my memory is wrong). True, it is Disney Magic, but some of them are obvious. Personally I think the mesh eyes/mouths on the Toy Story Characters are pretty bad and could be better. But what about Flik and Boo? Any ideas?
                                  Characters do this becuase they want you to think that they are "real" and looking out of their eyes. This is why the cast member puts the book above their eye sight.
                                  Jeff Wayne






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                                  • #18
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                                    Why overanalyze characters? Just enjoy the magic that they create!


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                                    • #19
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                                      If Kitty posts in this thread she will be able to answer the question of Pluto, she's pretty familiar with the puppy.

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                                      • #20
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                                        Originally posted by SparkyLD View Post
                                        Then why does Pluto have a mesh screen in his mouth?
                                        I know that some characters have mesh mouths (where they don't look out of) as a way to get fresh (cold) air into the mask. Most characters at Disneyland have some sort of "air intake." I know with mickey and minnie it is up under their nose where you cannot see it unless you are down on your knees looking straight up to the bottom of their nose.


                                        Originally posted by GhostHostJeff View Post
                                        Characters do this becuase they want you to think that they are "real" and looking out of their eyes. This is why the cast member puts the book above their eye sight.
                                        I never thought about this. This is a good point. But then again, that means that the characters are signing the books blind.


                                        Originally posted by SorcererMickey View Post
                                        Why overanalyze characters? Just enjoy the magic that they create!
                                        Over analyze... there are a lot of things here on mice chat that are over analyzed. Characters are probably at the bottom of the list. I am simply talking about how the characters see out of the masks. If you want to over analyze the characters, then there is so much more to talk about. I do not think a lot of people really understand how complex the character costumes are. They are not just simply a body suit, cloth covering and a mask. There's the air fans, the communication systems, and cooling systems and that does not even include the new blinking and mouth moving characters at DisneyWorld and all the training it takes to be a character. Something so simple, is actually quite complex.

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