Know Anyone Who Works As A Mascot?

hereandthere2017
Philippines
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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@SIMPLYD (79762)
• Philippines
17 Oct
Here in the mall we manage, we have two mascots a girl and a boy. And they are big. So, it's really so hot when the person who acts for them is inside. It has to have a person to guide each one lest they stumble.
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• Philippines
18 Oct
does the costume have a fan inside? how long are they in it? do they have to dance?
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@SIMPLYD (79762)
• Philippines
18 Oct
@hereandthere None. They just go aboard the double-decker jeep during the motorcade every anniversary of the mall. They are assisted by the utility boys.
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• Philippines
18 Oct
@SIMPLYD oh, like celebrities riding on floats waving to people on the road
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@much2say (39275)
• United States
14 Oct
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!
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• Philippines
14 Oct
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.
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@much2say (39275)
• United States
14 Oct
@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.
@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
11 Oct
I don't know anyone personally who works as a mascot but considering the hot weather we have here I really wonder how they can stand walking around with the costume even with the fan inside. I'd need an A/C!
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• Philippines
11 Oct
it's hot here, too, but they're usually in the mall where there's a/c.
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@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
12 Oct
@hereandthere Yeah same here. But sometimes they stay outdoors too when there are outdoor exhibitions and events.
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@allen0187 (33143)
• Philippines
10 Oct
Not fun. Pays very little. Plus, you have to deal with crying children or overzealous adults.
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• Philippines
11 Oct
some children are even afraid of mascots that are just statues placed in front of the store
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@allen0187 (33143)
• Philippines
14 Oct
@hereandthere true. Not every child appreciates a mascot.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Oct
I think it would be quite hard work. I wouldn't be suited to being upbeat and sparkling all the time, especially if I were hot and uncomfortable.
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• Philippines
14 Oct
their energy amaze me
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@YrNemo (12662)
13 Oct
guess they are people who need the money badly. I saw some in Singapore, and they were sweating badly when they took the top part off.
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• Philippines
13 Oct
it's like a sauna in there.
@acelawrites (11001)
• Philippines
10 Oct
It's good there's a fan inside; it could really be hot there!
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• Philippines
10 Oct
they would probably faint from the stuffiness inside
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@sol_cee (15542)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Oct
What’s Oppo? Like a vegetable?
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• Philippines
11 Oct
a phone company in china. what veggie did you have in mind?
OPPO, a camera phone brand enjoyed by young people around the world, specializes in designing innovative mobile photography technology.
@Kandae11 (37186)
9 Oct
They must be very uncomfortable in those costumes - probably get paid a lot.
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• Philippines
9 Oct
imagine having to dance too! i don't know how much they're paid, though.
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
9 Oct
I have never known anyone who was a mascot. I have never been a mascot myself. That fan definitely would come in handy for a mascot.
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• Philippines
9 Oct
i remember they would be bathed in sweat after dancing, so when i saw this i was happy for the person inside.
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@DianneN (78466)
• United States
10 Oct
I've never dressed in one of those costumes, but can imagine how hot and awkward it could be. Imagine that! A fan!!!! Super!
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@toniganzon (50034)
• Philippines
9 Oct
I always wondered why mascots in birthday party are rented only for an hour. Then I realized it was because the costume is too heavy plus it's too hot!
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
9 Oct
No, I don't know anyone who worked as a mascot, but those that do have my respect because it must be awful inside most costumes. Those look light and thank goodness you saw a fan on the right butt.
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• Philippines
13 Oct
I am thinking that you scanned this photo and forgot to crop it? but as for the mascot maybe you should ask them.
@ridingbet (53222)
• Philippines
12 Oct
i just want to know how the Jollibee mascot can move her eyes. what does the person inside move? maybe a string?