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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

dye sublimation t-shirt bear
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 […]

Supporting Sue Ryder – The 2017 Mascot Gold Cup

Sue Ryder Logo
14th February 2017

This year we’re partnering with the amazing Sue Ryder, supporting and competing in their annual Mascot Gold Cup race. Our chance of winning is slight as there are always some fantastic participants, but that’s missing the point. The point is that we’re doing our little bit for a Charity that does a lot. Sue Ryder  Sue […]

10 Reasons Why Your Costume is in Good Hands

Good Hands
19th January 2017

‘Trust me’ is a big statement. It’s a statement that shouldn’t be used without the confidence and ability to back it up, but it’s a phrase often misused by those who aren’t trustworthy. Any Tom, Dick or Sally can sound out the words and make them believable whether they have the relevant experience or not, […]

The Year that Was – 2016 Costumes with Character Review

year review
23rd December 2016

Well, what a year it has been for Costumes with Character. We’ve had such a blast making an amazing array of costumes for our many fabulous clients from across the globe. As we’re coming to the end of the year, I thought it would be nice to update you all on what we have been […]