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Trex Tuesdays and the viral power of dinosaur costumes

Where there was only one has become an energy enjoyed by tens of millions.

Where there was only one has become an energy enjoyed by tens of millions.

Genius sprouted from bar stools. Two Twin Cities professionals, who agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity, were sharing merriment one night when one showed the other a cell phone video of a sweet new purchase: a Tyrannosaurus rex costume.

One costume turned into two. The pair started brainstorming about ways they could run around as inflatable dinosaurs together for no other reason than it would totally rock.

Videos originally shot for their own amusement became a hit with friends and relatives. The circle soon went planetary as TrexTuesdays debuted a new video adventure every week.

Crossfit training? Trex is there. Ice skating, skateboarding, and shoveling snow? You betcha.

Trex has exploded as tens of millions of online views can attest. 

Next month's Prehistoric Party was created so more people can get into the mix. Although costumes aren't mandatory, they are encouraged. Dinosaur garb must be full body and representative of a dinosaur that actually existed, meaning no Barney or Godzilla.

Trex creators are all about bringing fun through extinct beasts to the world. But they're not about revealing their identities. All that anyone needs to know is there's always enough silliness and laughter to go around.