Hiring a Costumed Character, Tips, Advice and How to Book



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Costumed Characters are all the rage at the moment with children, especially since the release of Disney’s Frozen and other famous movies and they make fantastic entertainment for younger children.  Imagine the look on your child’s face as they are at a party and their favourite character turns up to not only talk with them, but play party games too.

What Events Are Costumed Characters Suitable for?

Hiring a Costumed Character is an amazing choice for events where children will be present, as they are their prime target audience.  Choose a Costumed Character for the following…

  • Children’s Birthday Party Entertainment
  • Summer Fun Day Entertainment
  • Christmas Party Entertainment
  • And much more!

Where do I find Costumed Characters on your Website?

Finding a Costumed Character is really easy when you use our website and there are two main ways you can do this.  Firstly, you can use our navigation bar which is situated on every single page which contains four main options. To find Costumed Characters, you simply need to click on “General Entertainers”.  This will provide a drop-down menu featuring all of our sub-categories.  Underneath the link “Children’s / Kid’s Entertainers”, once you click the “More >>” link, you will see a dedicated section for Costumed Characters.

The second way to navigate your way to our Costumed Characters section is to use the search function which is also on all of our website pages.  There are two main form fields to consider here.  Firstly, there is the option for “I’m Looking For” which when you start to type “Costumed Character” into it, the form field will auto-suggest this option.  Secondly, you can add a location in the “Near” form field, however this is optional.  For entertainment which is slightly unusual, we always recommend leaving the location field blank.

If you would like to navigate your way straight to our Costumed Characters category on our website, please click here.

What do Costumed Characters Actually Do?

Costumed Characters offer a magical way for younger children to see their favourite television or movie character brought to life.  These individuals will not only dress up as your child’s favourite character, but will also play games with them too and interact with them.  Some popular choices for Costumed Characters include “Elsa” and “Anna” from Disney’s Frozen, Peppa Pig and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

How long will a Costumed Character perform for?

There is no set length of performance for a Costumed Character, so it is always advisable to check with your chosen performer before booking.  Most Costumed Characters will make an appearance and play party games for two to three hours, however if you need a longer performance time, this can be requested.

How much do Costumed Characters cost?

It is quite difficult to give an accurate quote to hire a Costumed Character since many factors will affect the cost, including length of performance, distance to travel to the venue and certain times of the year.  Using our entertainment directory, you can easily contact our entertainers for a non-obligation quote at absolutely no cost.

What Should I Ask a Costumed Character?

There are many questions you might want to ask a Costumed Character before booking, especially if this is the first time you have chosen this type of entertainment.  We have compiled a list of example questions that you can use as a guide, however never be afraid to ask anything else to a performer before booking.

The most important question you need to ask any children’s entertainer is if they have a current DBS Check. This is known as a Disclosure and Barring Service check which has recently replaced the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check.  This is a very important service which is designed to protect children from people with a criminal record.  Other example questions include:

  • Are you available to perform on the date of my event?
  • Can I see your DBS Check Certificate?
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
  • Do you have previous experience in similar events?
  • Can you provide previous client testimonials?
  • What costumes do you have available to wear during your performance?
  • How long will you be able to perform for?
  • How much do you charge for your services?
  • What percentage deposit is needed to secure my date?

How Do I Choose a Costumed Character?

Choosing a Costumed Character is a personal choice, however using our website, www.EntertainersWorldwide.com you can use all of our free tools to help you make the best decision.  Of course one of the main factors in booking a Costumed Character will be the availability of the character you require.  When you read our entertainer’s profile pages, you’ll see plenty of information about them including their biography, previous experience and customer testimonials.  Many of our acts also upload photo, video and audio samples of their performances to give you a better insight into their work.

Once you have taken a look through all of the available profiles, you can easily contact our performers using the “Request a Quote by E-mail” which will put you in direct contact with your chosen act.  Some of our performers also offer their telephone number, but we kindly ask if you use this method of contact, that you mention our website so they know where you found them. This service is completely free to use, and remember we have all types of entertainment available so when you are planning your next event, use our website as the first place to look!

Want to Save Time When Booking Your Entertainment? Sit back, relax and have your Entertainment contact you! By adding a post to our website e.g. ‘Costumed Character required for Children’s Birthday Party on 27th February’, our available acts will contact you by email. Look at the Entertainer’s publicity, decide which is your favourite and contact them directly! The entire service is completely free of charge. Tell us what entertainment you are looking for now and we will do the rest! Contact us. Or view all of our entertainers, bands, tributes, singers, dancers, musicians, magicians, speciality acts, DJs & other artists worldwide here: www.EntertainersWorldwide.com ———————————————————-

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