# What’s The Difference Between Mascots and Characters?

November 27, 2016 kscope

Cartoon character visits are becoming more and more popular for kid’s birthday parties! We have two basic cartoon types to choose from: the mascots and the characters!

Here’s our quick guide to helping you choose the best fit for your party:

### Do you want photos to be true-to-cartoons?

Recommendation: Mascot

Mascots can do meet and greets which LOOK IDENTICAL to the cartoons. Our characters dawn makeup and costumes to look like cartoons, but are still people instead of mice or bunnies or other animals.

### Do you want your cartoon to play games with the kids?

Recommendation: Character

The mascots can’t speak, so they can’t do stories or games with the guests. This is the main reason we have face characters, even if they don’t look as much like the cartoons.

### Do you have a lot of kids you want to quickly meet-and-greet the character?

Recommendation: Mascot

For huge lines, mascots are great for quick photos since their interactions with the kids are limited but they photograph flawlessly.

### Do you want the cartoon to do face painting or balloon twisting?

Recommendation: Either

We have two options if you want your character to do creative entertainment for your guests.

1. Characters can come and face paint or balloon twist (or both) while interacting with kids as their cartoon characters. This is the better option for large parties where you don’t have time for multiple activities.

2. Mascots can come and enter the party for a 30min meet-and-greet, leave, then reenter as a not-in-costume face painter or balloon twister. It’s two (or three) separate activities this way.

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Categories: Character Party Entertainers, Party Planning Help

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Face paintingBalloon twistingTemporary tattoosPrincesses or HeroesClowns, Pirates, Fairies, MermaidsOther characters, cartoons, or mascotsGlitter LooksCaricature ArtistsStilt WalkersMagiciansFoam & BubblesPsychicsCostumed ServersUV Face & Body PaintPaint NightDJsFire & LED PerformancesZen & Spa PackagesSanta Claus, Easter Bunny, & Holiday Characters

What type of event are you hosting?

What is the date and time of your event?

Are you flexible with this date/time if we can save you money?
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Event Location

How many guests are you expecting?
If it's a child's birthday party, please list the number of invited children; if it's a larger event, please list the number of guests you expect to be entertained.

Anything else we should know?

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What service(s) are you interested in? (Check all that you'd like price quotes for.)
Face paintingBalloon twistingTemporary tattoosPrincesses or HeroesClowns, Pirates, Fairies, MermaidsOther characters, cartoons, or mascotsGlitter LooksCaricature ArtistsStilt WalkersMagiciansFoam & BubblesPsychicsCostumed ServersUV Face & Body PaintPaint NightDJsFire & LED PerformancesZen & Spa PackagesSanta Claus, Easter Bunny, & Holiday Characters

What type of event are you hosting?

What is the date and time of your event?

Are you flexible with this date/time if we can save you money?
yesno

Event Location

How many guests are you expecting?
If it's a child's birthday party, please list the number of invited children; if it's a larger event, please list the number of guests you expect to be entertained.

Anything else we should know?

How did you hear about us?

X
Get a Quote
Get a Quote

What service(s) are you interested in? (Check all that you'd like price quotes for.)
Face paintingBalloon twistingTemporary tattoosPrincesses or HeroesClowns, Pirates, Fairies, MermaidsOther characters, cartoons, or mascotsGlitter LooksCaricature ArtistsStilt WalkersMagiciansFoam & BubblesPsychicsCostumed ServersUV Face & Body PaintPaint NightDJsFire & LED PerformancesZen & Spa PackagesSanta Claus, Easter Bunny, & Holiday Characters

What type of event are you hosting?

What is the date and time of your event?

Are you flexible with this date/time if we can save you money?
yesno

Event Location

How many guests are you expecting?
If it's a child's birthday party, please list the number of invited children; if it's a larger event, please list the number of guests you expect to be entertained.

Anything else we should know?