There are many different occasions that can be improved and enhanced with one simple quality: A mascot. It can be pretty cool to see your favourite character or icon wandering around right in front of you, and it often creates an unforgettable moment for all of your guests.
Unfortunately, there are precious few moments when it is appropriate to rent a mascot costume for you and your friends. What moments are best suited for a rental costume, though? In this handy little guide, we will look at five occasions that are simply perfect for a rented costume or mascot.
1. Birthday Parties
Can there be a more appropriate event in which to rent a costume? Typically for a child’s birthday party, being able to rent their favourite superhero, cartoon character, mascot, or even a video game character can really make their special day. It’s sure to entertain their friends and possibly a few good laughs from the adults, too.
Of course, this isn’t just limited to birthday parties for children. Even the most seasoned adults can appreciate seeing a beloved mascot show up to their party just for them.
2. School Events
School can always be a fun place. Especially when all of the students get to congregate in a special function. However, kids will be kids, and the adults in charge may have a difficult time keeping their attention when they are surrounded by their friends in such a relaxed environment.
By putting the hottest and most popular characters that are relevant today in front of them, the staff are able to capture both their imagination and attention with relative ease. That alone is well worth the price of renting a mascot or costume, in my opinion.
3. Work Events
Work can be stressful, right? Sometimes, your staff and coworkers simply need to relax and wind down for a bit. This usually comes in the form of office parties or public outings. Let’s be honest, though. Some adults can be just as bad kids when it comes to paying attention in a relaxed environment, so the ability to capture their focus is a great power.
Renting a silly mascot to joke around with some of the higher ups can both raise morale and draw their eyes to the important topics of the day. Plus, it’s just a fun thing to do, even for adults.
4. Business Openings
Sticking with the theme of drawing attention, a big, bright, colourful mascot in front of your new business can draw a lot of eyes and ears to what you’re doing. You may even have a few people stopping by just to see the silly costume, which opens the door to you showing off your brand new store or service. Toss in some good food with that entertainment, and you have a pretty powerful source of positive publicity. All for the cheap price of renting a mascot.
5. Charity Events
Just like with a business opening, an important charity event wants to draw attention and publicity. Getting your message out on your own can be pretty challenging and a bit monotonous. Tossing in a beloved mascot or costumed character can add a lot of fun to a charity event and might draw quite a few families to the scene to see what’s going on. In the best cases, they will come for the fun, and stay for the charity. That is well worth the time and effort put into renting a mascot or costume!