Whether you’re on stage or on the field, here are our top 10 picks for ‘must have’ items in your survival kit when doing any kind of mascot shows, until you can get a proper repair done. In no particular order: Lint Roller Pick up all kinds of unwanted fuzz and dust with a sticky
While it’s true that being inside a mascot costume can often require you to invoke your best ‘zen’ self, there are several things you can do to make the experience more comfortable and enjoyable. Whether you’re a volunteer performer or a seasoned pro, these tips will help you to be a more happy mascot! Design
Mascots come in all shapes and sizes. Often, it is not only the character that dictates what the final mascot design will be. If you are considering the creation of a new mascot for your school or organization, then here are a few questions you should ask yourself while you’re in the design phase. There
Take a close look at your school or company mascot. If you’ve had the costume for a while, it’s very likely it could use some maintenance to restore it back to tip top condition, ready for your next game or event. Regularly scheduled mascot repair is a good best practice, whether you use your mascot
If you’ve purchased a custom mascot costume for your school, team or company, you’ve made a significant investment – one that will continue to yield returns, as long as some important steps are taken to ensure your mascot has a long, happy life. Over time, a mascot costume will eventually need some repairs, but these
Whether you’re in a big city or small town, there are plenty of opportunities available for different mascot jobs, if you know where to look. Here are some tips to help you start your search. Local Schools Many schools at all levels have a mascot costume. While the school might have volunteer students or staff
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
There are lots of factors to consider when getting a mascot costume for your school or company. How often will the costume be used? How long does it need to last? Who will be wearing the costume and lastly, what kind of budget do you have? Whatever the factors involved, here are some of the
If you’re an aspiring mascot performer looking to go pro, it can be tough to figure out how to break into the business. But, with the proper training, networking and hard work, you can find a fun and rewarding career as a professional mascot. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at how you
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:
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.
While 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.