Mascot Appearance Tips

Tips on mascot appearances and timing. Helpful for anyone booking appearances and making the rounds in costume.

A couple great tips for mascots from Street Characters.

Number 2 is important….don’t linger at appearances, make a great impression and then leave.  If you find yourself doing nothing (just standing around), go take a break, get some energy and bound back in to make a better impression.

A lot of mascot appearances are booked by the hour, which can be a mistake.  And hour block of time is fine with a crowd, but not a small group.

I have long advocated for a 1 min per person rule of thumb.

  • If you are event has 10 people, 10 mins is good window of time.
  • 50-100 people and you can fill and hour

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