09 Jan '12, 9am

Sick of your job? Like dressing up in costumes and making people happy? We talked to a puppeteer on working as a mascot

Sick of your job? Like dressing up in costumes and making people happy? We talked to a puppeteer on working as a mascot

It’s harder than just standing in a suit, says Frankie Malachi, creative director of Mascots and Puppets Specialists. ‘It’s very, very hot inside a mascot suit and so the person must be able to handle the heat,’ he says. Malachi explains that although the movements of a mascot may seem spontaneous, the person inside the costume is performing a routine in the same manner an actor or entertainer would You need to be animated, physically fit and willing to play the goof for a wide range of clients – schoolkids, trade-show representatives and PR people pushing new products.

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