Tips for Performing as Different Types of Mascot Characters

There are different mascots created for all kinds of reasons. Whether you are a company, sports team or school, your mascot character may be called upon to appear on different occasions and with very different audiences. The following tips will help you decide how to best characterize your mascot, depending on the situation. Parades and

Mascot Marketing Ideas for Your Website

Mascot Marketing Ideas for Your Website

Incorporating your team mascot into your website can be an effective way to give your brand a unified message and bring your character’s unique personality into your online marketing tactics. There are plenty of ways you can use the instant recognizability of your mascot to boost your marketing and brand awareness overall.

The following are fun suggestions for leveraging your mascot character on your website to attract and engage with your fans or customers:

First Time Mascot Performer Tips

First Time Mascot Performer Tips

If you’ve recently landed your first gig as a mascot performer, congratulations! However, you may not be sure what your next steps are to ensure your performance is a great success. Putting on a mascot suit and interacting with a crowd can be a very fun and rewarding experience for all, but it pays to be prepared!

Luckily, we at Hogtown Mascots have put together this guide for first time mascot performers to help you prepare and feel more confident in your performance.

Interacting With Children During a Mascot Performance

Email4While mascots are typically designed to be approachable and fun characters, they can sometimes be a little intimidating or scary for small children. Keep in mind that children of different ages will have varying reactions to your mascot performance – some will be shy, while others will be energetic and eager to participate. In any case, it’s up to you to adjust your performance accordingly. In this blog post, we’ve put together a number of suggestions for interacting with children to make sure everyone has a great time!

Let Children Approach You
Before you dive into engaging with your young fans, stand back and wave, avoiding large movements that may be frightening. Make slower, less dramatic movements, allowing children to approach you for photos and hugs.

Interact With Parents First
If the children you are performing for seem at all unsure of your character, and you’re not sure how they will react, try approaching a parent first. Have a friendly, positive interaction like a hug, high-five or handshake with a parent to demonstrate to children that you are approachable.