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Most prank videos aren’t good. They are good when the target has the most fun. That’s why fake fart pranks have to been in an outdoor space. It’s harder to laugh about it when you’re two feet away in the grocery aisle.
The bushman prank is a person in a ghillie suit that looks like a plant. They stand in a crowded walkway and move like a tree coming to life.
I wanted to make a ghillie suit for a long time. I remember learning as a kid that snipers wore them and would take several hours to cross a small field, crawling a foot at a time, to disappear in plain sight.
You wouldn’t normally use fake greenery in a ghillie suit. You would weave natural elements into a mesh, sourcing from the local area so you have the exact same grasses and thin tree branches as your surroundings. For fooling people on a city sidewalk, fake greenery seems like the best option.
I recently started trying this prank and did it with cameras to capture people’s reactions. Enjoy!