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Mythbuster Adam Savage goes undercover at Comic-Con

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jul 28th 2009 10:02AM
Mythbusters' Adam SavageI imagine a lot of stalkers must love a place like Comic-Con. All of their most sought after celebrities are together in one place for easy pickings. It must be their Costco.

One star, however, decided to turn the tables on his fans and used his own costume to stalk and hunt down a few of his fans on the floor of this year's convention.

To make it even creepier, he dressed up like a clown. That slurping sound you hear is my spine falling out of its socket from uncontrollable shivering.

Mythbuster Adam Savage attended this year's Con with fellow partner-in-crime Jamie Hyneman for a panel appearance. But before he took to the podium, he roamed the convention floor in his own costume and egged his Twitter followers to sniff him out.

Savage took to the convention's floor on Friday and announced he would be Tweeting from the floor in a special disguise. He then left some tiny mental breadcrumbs through Friday and into Saturday of his whereabouts such as "I just had my picture taken w two other versions of 'me'" and "I am NOT batman. I'm not wearing a fat suit. I AM fully covered. I have scared a couple children." So maybe he went dressed as Jamie Hyneman?

Apparently, his costume was so detailed that it turned out to be more of a disguise since more than 50 fans had their picture taken with him and had no idea who the man was behind the mask.

"5 minutes on the floor," Savage wrote on Friday, "and three people have taken their pic w me. Ha!"

He even turned the stalker tables on his fans by posting "Hey down there! I'm looking at you!" and included a shot of the crowd on his TwitPic page. Finally on Friday, he relinquished his anonymity and released a picture of himself in his secret costume.

Adam Savage in his Comic-Con costume

Only two people in the entire convention managed to smoke out Savage's disguise. There's no word on what prize they won, but I'm guessing if they're anything like the rest of us here at TV Squad HQ, they won't be washing one of their hands for at least a week.

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Tara Wheeler

I was one of the people following the Twitter crumbs and running like mad trying to find Adam on the floor.

I had two people helping me and just couldn't find him even with his clues.

Finally had to give up to run to make the line to get into the Mythbusters panel.

Made it by the skin of my teeth; they turned over a thousand people away from that panel. The room only held three thousand.

Last year Adam walked the floor in his Hellboy costume. Now *that* was a cool costume.

August 13 2009 at 1:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Shark Blank

That is just way too cool. I want to give him a hug for going dressed like that.

August 12 2009 at 5:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

They won't wash one of their hands, cause it takes a while to build up just the right gleam on that lotion layer.

August 12 2009 at 4:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
doug m

the prize that the guy won was a mythbusters ipod filled with the entire series of mythbusters so far preloaded onto it

August 12 2009 at 1:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to doug m's comment

Yup, I was there. iPod full of Mythbusters ftw. Also, one guy yelled to Adam saying he had found him, while the other guy tweeted it. Technically the "rules" stated that it was the first person to tweet Adam's costume that would be the winner, but the "yeller" felt they found him first. So they picked a name out of an envelope.

August 12 2009 at 11:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Devin Pike

Not just any clown, but one of the clown masks from "The Dark Knight" opening sequence, and a duffel bag as if he were carrying the loot. Genius. You simply cannot top Adam Savage on cool points. Go ahead and try.

July 28 2009 at 12:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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