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5 Weird and Wonderful Easter Characters from Around the World

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20th February 2018

Easter is on its way, and for millions of kids this means that both chocolate eggs and the legendary Easter Bunny are on their way – however, not everyone around the world anticipates a bounding, big-eared egg bandit visiting them each spring!  This important Christian holiday is celebrated in various countries with the help of […]

5 Popular Animal Mascot Shapes and What They Represent

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10th January 2018

Animal Mascot Costumes Here at Costumes With Character, we’re used to seeing a whole host of fuzzy, funny faces – and we’re proud to be able to offer a wide range of creative mascots and delightful characters to help entertain families and crowds alike – up and down the country.  We think, over the years, […]

Dames, Cows and Slapstick. The history of Pantomime.

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15th December 2017

It’s Panto Season! Pantomime has for a long time been a seasonal British institution. A pilgrimage of tradition for many families in the UK. Love it or hate it, Panto brings out the child in us all. Shouts of ‘it’s behind you’ and ‘oh no it isn’t’ boom around the theatre hall. Cast members goading […]

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 […]

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 […]