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Cosplay catastrophe: Hulk smash, but Hulk no wash off so easy

Even if you don’t understand the appeal of attending conventions dressed as your favorite comic-book or cartoon character, you have to admire dedicated cosplayers. Oh, not the ones who slap on a headband and call themselves “Naruto.” No, I’m talking about the ones who spend countless hours sewing costumes and then browbeating their friends into donning the costume of the appropriate teammate or supporting character.

Or, say, someone like this guy in Brazil, who decided to go all out as the Incredible Hulk, only to discover — too late! — that the green body paint isn’t entirely water-soluble.

According to Extra (Google translation), Paulo Henrique dos Santos dressed up as the Green Goliath for Sunday’s Challenge for Peace run in Rio De Janeiro, where the costume was a smash. But three miles and more than 20 baths later, he’s still unable to revert to human form.

“I spent hours in the bath trying to get this makeup and nothing,” he said. “I had to ask for help from my girlfriend. The worst is that the ink has not decreased. The product is impregnated in my body. Even rubbing soap, still green.” To sleep, he’s had to cover the floor of his bedroom with plastic bags.

The 35-year-old worries he’ll not be able to return to work as a pool cleaner and DJ/singer better known as MC Marronzinho. Worse still, there’s a fear of lead poisoning. He plans to sue the manufacturer, but probably after he goes to the hospital.

“I was happy to run in my community and show the world that we have good here, and disclose my work as a singer,” he said. “Now I’m very sad, not knowing what to do. I am embarrassed by this situation.”

(via 9GAG)

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12 Comments

Man I hope that comes off.

He could just change is name to DJ SMASH!

Darth Sarlacc

May 31, 2012 at 10:47 am

So he’s publicizing these photos, and he’s suing the paint company. Sorry Darwin, you were wrong

Wow, what a nightmare. I hope it’s not poisonous. :(

He must be wrong! He’s suing a corporation, and mentioning it in the media!

Clearly that means he’s wrong — doesn’t matter whether the paint label was inaccurate, or he was misinformed by someone trying to profit off of him. If he shows pictures of how the stuff won’t come off, that means it’s all his fault.

Yeah, that makes sense.

Darth Sarlacc

May 31, 2012 at 11:17 am

Were you replying to me?? I said Darwin was wrong, as in Charles Darwin

Why is the guy using a toilet brush to scrub himself?

Likely because a toilet brush is one of the stronger brushes he could find to get the paint off, short of something that would remove his skin along with the paint?

Don’t you people think before you type?

I checked out his youtube video, he is better off staying green

At first i laughed then once i kept reading i felt sorry for the guy. Hope he gets a nice chunk of $ for his troubles.

Poor guy! :(

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