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From the Mascot’s Mouth – Notes from a Costume Performer Pt. 2

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16th November 2017

5 Top Tips for a Professional Character Performance Mark Velvick is a talented costume performer based down in the south of England. Mark, through his company The Toony Bin, has played a wide range of characters from football mascots to well-known children’s characters. In his second blog, Mark shares with us his top 5 tips for a professional character […]

From the Mascots Mouth – Notes from a Costume Performer Pt. 1

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23rd October 2017

10 Real Challenges Facing a Mascot Performer Mark Velvick is a talented costume performer based down in the south of England. Mark, through his company The Toony Bin, has played a wide range of characters from football mascots to well-known children’s characters. In this blog, Mark shares his experiences and 10 challenges faced when performing […]

Planning Your First Mascot Costume – A Handy Guide

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6th October 2017

Who doesn’t love a good mascot? We’ve been producing colourful, charming and cheeky characters for clients for well over 30 years and we still love them like it was our first day on the job! Thanks to our talented team, we’ve been able to bring some unique mascots to life for a variety of means. […]

Dye Sublimation Printing – The Basics

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31st August 2017

What is dye sublimation printing? Dye sublimation printing is a relatively new form of technology that uses specially formulated inks, transfer paper, a printer and heat press to create eye-catching and vibrant prints on polyester based fabrics. One of the main advantages of using dye sublimation is that during the process, the special ink fuses […]

Job Vacancy – Experienced Freelance Character Head Fabricator

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3rd July 2017

Freelance Character Head Fabricator Location: In-house – Greater Manchester (SK4) Salary dependent on experience Start ASAP The role of Freelance Character Head Fabricator is to create heads, props and accessories for Mascots and Character Costumes to a high standard, within budget and agreed timeframes. You must have the ability to work with a team of […]