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Publication numberUS2412241 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 10, 1946
Filing dateJun 5, 1945
Priority dateJun 5, 1945
Publication numberUS 2412241 A, US 2412241A, US-A-2412241, US2412241 A, US2412241A
InventorsEdmund Abrahamson
Original AssigneeEdmund Abrahamson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Skating costume
US 2412241 A
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Dec. 1

. ABRAHAMSON I SKATING COSTU iled June 1945 =====F= EDMUN A S 6 fig I '5 v Patented Dec. 10, 1946 This invention relates to skating costumes, and more particularly to a skating costume for entertainment or theatrical performances.

A main object of the invention is to provide a novel skating costume wherein the performer will appear to the audience or spectators to be skating on his hands instead of on his feet.

A further object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved skating costume for entertainment or theatrical purposes wherein the performer appears to be skating in inverted position on his hands with his feet and legs upraised.

Further objects and advantages of the invention will appear from the following description and claims, and from the accompanying drawing, wherein:

Figure 1 is a View of a skating performer wearing a costume in accordance with this invention.

Figure 2 is a View of the skating performer of Figure 1 with the outer garments of the costume removed.

Figure 3 is a front elevational view of a portion of a simulated leg member employed in the costume of this invention.

Figure 4 is a front elevational View of a modification of a simulated head member and supporting means therefor, as employed in the costume of this invention.

Referring to the drawing, l designates a jacket or vest garment of stiff material, such as heavy leather, which is adapted to be worn by the performer in the normal manner. Rigidly secured to the shoulder portions of jacket I are a pair of upstanding rigid bracket members 2, 2, which may be rigid strips of light metal such as aluminum. Secured to each bracket member 2 is a leg element 3 comprising a rigid frame formed of stiff strip material provided at its tip end portion with a shoe 4. Rigidly secured to the lower front portion of vest l is a rigid strip 5 carrying at its lower end a simulated head 6.

The upper portion of the performer is covered by an inverted trouser garment 1, the leg portions of which contain the upstanding brackets 2 and leg members 3, said trouser leg portions being secured at their upper portions to transverse bar elements 8 provided on leg members 3 adjacent shoes 4. Transverse elements 8 may be merely rigid strip membersormay be frames for filling out the trouser 1e ortions. The front portion of inverted trons arment I is suitably perforated to provide ,ye'f holes for the performer. V p

The lower portion of the performer is covered imitation Jul et, 1945, Serial No. 597;667"

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by an inverted shirt garment 9, the sleeves of which cover the performers legs, simulated gloves or mittens l0, 10 being provided for the performers feet to which are attached skates II, II. Simulated head (i protrudes through the collar of shirt garment 9 creating the illusion of the performer standing on his hands.

To create the illusion of a female performer, a skirt may be substituted for trouser garment 1, with appropriate hoop or frame members secured to upstanding members 3 for securement of the skirt thereto to maintain the skirt in inverted position.

Instead of rigidly securing strip 5 to vest I, said strip may be carried by a belt [2, as shown in Figure 4, worn by the performer, whereby head 6 may be moved relatively to the upraised leg members to heighten the illusion.

When wearing the costume, the performers arms are held close to his sides or behind his back, as shown in Figure 2.

If desired, leg members 2 may be suitably hinged to leg members 3 to provide simulated knee joints.

5 The costume as disclosed above is adaptable for ice skating performances, roller skating performances, or any other performance where it is desired to provide the illusion of the performer acting in inverted position.

While a specific embodiment of a skating costume for entertainment or theatrical purposes has been disclosed in the foregoing description, it will be understood that Various modifications within the spirit of the invention may occur to those skilled in the art. Therefore, it is intended that no limitations be placed on the invention other than as defined by the scope of the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A costume comprising a vest garment adapted to be worn by a performer, a pair of upstanding support members rigidly secured to the shoulder portions of said garment, shoes carried at the upper ends of said support members, aniriv'erted trouser garment, the leg portions of which respectively cover said upstanding support members and are secured thereto adjacent said shoes, said inverted trouser garment being adapted to cover the upper portion of the performer, an inverted'fshirt garment adapted to cover the lower portion of'the performer with the performers legs received in the sleeves of said shirt garment, a simulated head depending through the collar of said shirt garment, and supporting means for said head.

2. The structure of claim 1, and wherein said supporting means for said head comprises a member secured at its lower 'end portion to said head and at its upper end portion to said vest garment; V v g 3. The structure of claim 1, and wherein said supporting means for said head comprises a member secured at its lower end portion to said head and at its upper end'portion to ablt adapted to be worn by the performer. p

4. A skaters costume comprising a vest gar ment adapted to be worn by a skater, a pair of ends of said support members, an inverted gara upstanding support members rigidly secured to said vest garment, shoes carried at the upper '15 ment covering said upstanding support members I and secured thereto adjacent said'shoes; said in verted garment being adapted to cover the-upper I portion of the skater, an inverted shirt adapted worn by the skater, said head being secured to said belt. v '7'. The structure of claim 4, and wherein said head-supporting means is a member secured at its lower portion to said head and at its upper portion "to said vest garment.

EDMUND ABRAI-IAMSON.

Referenced by
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US4722098 *Apr 1, 1987Feb 2, 1988Stapleton Lorne RCostume
US5742939 *Aug 24, 1995Apr 28, 1998Williams; StanPlay costume with detachable pads
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/80, D02/728
International ClassificationA63J7/00, A41D1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D1/00, A63J7/005
European ClassificationA41D1/00, A63J7/00D