Is it a tough job being a mascot?

@ybong007 (6660)
Philippines
January 20, 2010 10:30pm CST
Dancing while inside a mascot must be a very tough job. I just can imagine the sweat while doing all those moves. A classic example is the tiger biscuit commercial, where the tiger moscot has to run the entire shoot and even went uphill. I can't help but pity the guy inside. It must have felt like your in a sauna bath while doing treadmill at the same time... does any one here worked as a mascot?
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@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
21 Jan 10
During my college years, I've been a working student in a fast food chain to support my studies. It includes wearing mascots for kids parties. This one is called a initiation rights for new employees. I taught its is an easy task but sooner I learned why its some form of initiation. Its very hot inside and you have to move around doing what mascots do to entertain the kids. But that was long time ago and I'm happy to tell you that I have tried it.
@ybong007 (6660)
• Philippines
21 Jan 10
Wow so its true then. I was really thinking that since some mascots are so big that there's probably a little fan inside to provide ventilation. But i agree that kids love them. So i guess a little sacrifice is well worth the smile you get from those kids.
@rsa101 (13347)
• Philippines
22 Jan 10
Yeah I have the same feelings towards them. They really exert more effort for doing so and they get no appreciation from the viewers since he/she is under a costume. I am just curious how much they are paid for doing that.
• Philippines
21 Jan 10
I have not tried being a mascot but I really feel that it's a tough job considering the size and weight of the mascot. Most of the time too the kids love to play with the mascot and of course, the person inside would really have a hard time because it's very difficult to move.