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

More Mascot Tips

  • Mascot Tips from the Pros – We asked several top NBA mascots for their advice to aspiring mascots on how to advance their mascot career and get prepared for mascot opportunities.
  • Phillie Phanatic Mascot Tips – A great video on the Phanatic includes fantastic tutorial on mascotting for teams and performers.
  • Mascot Mechanics – Wicall and Cudo boil down the mechanics of being a strong effective mascot character into 3 main traits: Be Aware, Be a Character and Be a Professional with 10 ways to keep your character focussed on success.
  • July 2020 Party in the Back Podcast – Glenn Street joins the Party to discuss his journey from mascot to costumer, a new product designed to sanitize costumes and an important mascot tip for performers to keep at top of mind.

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