Know Anyone Who Works As A Mascot?
October 9, 2017 11:24am CST
Years ago, I saw how hard it really was to wear a mascot's costume. It was heavy, hard to move, and hot inside. Some are expected to dance, too. That's why I was so pleased when I saw this Oppo mascot. Okay, first, because I love the colors. And the design is so simple. I found out the name is Ollie and, to me, it's like a cute toddler. Or a cuddly stuffed toy. But thinking about the person inside, I like that it doesn't look heavy. It's like being inside a balloon. The mascot on the left is stationary. It's the one on the right that's interacting with shoppers and I was able to see the small fan on its right butt.
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• United States
On Facebook, my friend's cousin whom I knew in my childhood told me she ended up working as one of the Disneyland characters in Florida. She really wanted to be princess but she really does not have that "look" - so she ended up wearing those heavy costumes (I forgot which character). I met one guy who told me they sometimes have to put ice cubes in the there because it gets that hot!
they must be really passionate about singing, dancing, being in character, wearing makeup and costume and entertaining people to work in theme parks. ice cubes? wow! how many minutes are they inside? there should be a limit.
• United States
@hereandthere I would think so! I actually would love to try that . . .but I wouldn't enjoy wearing a heavy, hot costume for too long. I have no idea how mascot working time goes, but they don't walk around at all times like they used to . . . it seems like there are periods of time where they come out for photo opportunities now and then go in hiding in back again.
a phone company in china. what veggie did you have in mind?
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