Here is an example of dedication to
Costume Creator SUPREME Jonathan Gleich has been In-it-to-WIN-It for a
years now (as you'll see in photos further down Ü). In fact,
this costume just brought him a First
Win in this years (2009) Coney Island Mermaid Day Parade.
a Video of "
Zoltar on Parade " at youtube
url : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI1twxnLV5s
He is a regular at most Costume Parades, Contests, and other
Affairs...mostly in, and around, the New York area. Did I mention that
Jonathan is in it for the FUN also? because THAT he definately IS. His
love of Costuming and his delightful personality make him just PERFECT
to fit into any role his Costume demands of him. Check out the man in
this Fortune Telling Booth....is there ANY DOUBT that this
is, in fact, the acclaimed ZOLTAR?
IN FACT! Just this morning (April 30th, 2010) I recieved an UPDATE that Jonathan's Zoltar is alive and well and was interviewed at the Tribeca Film Festival. Here is the link to the interview : Zoltar at Tribeca (or http://vimeo.com/11223068 )
Go check it OUT! :-)
Above, In-it-to-win-it. Ü
Jonathan has a
passion for Costumes, as
talent and plain ole determination in his Costume Building. He came
across a great idea in using a segway as a base for this Costume,
which, I might add, really takes the weight off... if one needs to
travel very far carrying a Fortune Telling Booth Costume finely
equipped with all of it's bells and whistles as this one is.
Zoltar always takes time to amuse a child or 3 along the
Aside from this little
that I have for
Jonathan...You can find out plenty more about this Zoltar Costume at
Jonathan's Web Site " Zoltar
Speaks " url: http://www.segnyc.com/
. You can even watch a video of the building of Zoltar IN PROGRESS!
Or..if you are lucky enough to be in his area ...find out
you can actually see Zoltar in person on up-coming dates. That and more
at Zoltar Speaks...check it out! Ü
So many Fans..so little time.
Zoltar takes a break on the Boardwalk.
A good chance for us to peek inside at his countertop.....
and see just how much attention is paid to detail in this
I see Gold Tokens, Tarot Cards, of COURSE Zoltar has a Crystal Ball,
and I also note some hard, cold, CASH!
Is it nap-time yet?
All of the lights work in Zoltars Booth .
His Crystal Ball lights up too.
Zoltar can speak to his visitors through a Microphone and
and there is background ZOLTAR Music to set the mood.
On October 24th, 2009 ...Zoltar hit the
NEWS! Below is the Newsclip:
Visitors to the Staten
Island Zoo's Halloween Spooktacular are invited to make a wish by
Zoltar, Jonathan Gleich, as they enter the event at the zoo. The annual
two-night Halloween event got off to a soggy start tonight, although
the pelting rain failed to stop about 1,000 costumed trick-or-treaters
and their families from showing up at the West Brighton
These Pics below are from the Zoo
Gaze into those eyes.....
Below, Zoltar...or is this Jonathan?...having an
"Out of Booth Experience". hehehehe Ü
(This traveling Fortune Telling Booth really gets around YES??
I hope that you have enjoyed this view of Zoltar the Fortune
(and his Booth Ü).
Please remember to check it out at Jonathan's Web site:
Speaks " url: http://www.segnyc.com/
but wait..there's more! Ü
Now I'd like to show
you just a few of the Costumes that Jonathan has created before this
(they are pretty darn great also
(on a segway)
Well shiver me whatsitz
that Parrot looks darn near REAL! The Parrot is "animatronic"
Parade watchers thought it was real.
Check out the Parrot on YouTube
at link below. COOL Video! Squawkers
McCaw Robot Parrot
A full view (below)
ARG!...He's a handsome ole salt eh?
I love the Maiden on the front(bow?) of his ship..
could it be....a Barbie? Ü
This man thinks of everything in his costume creations.
Putting his segway to good use again (below)
Jonathan floats this inflatable 8' Micky Mouse(with fangs!)
Jonathan as Dementor, of Harry Potter fame.
Another Costume in which the segway was used..
..giving an effect that Dementor was floating
....surrounded by a cloud of fog Ü
Jonathan as a futuristic
His spaceage segway appears to have all of the lights,
bells, and whistles a man of the future could need.
...and why should a cyborg have to walk? Ü.
Jonathan is a
great guy who deserves every ounce of
recognition he gets.....
for the joy he brings with his Costume Creations.
If you'd like to view more pictures of Jonathan and his
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