Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Top 5 Christmas related mascots

Christmas time is here again and that means people are going to be going out and dressing up to celebrate the festive time of year. Of course some of those dressing up will be putting on more than their usual smart attire and will be donning some jolly and sometimes rather comical fancy dress to bring cheer to themselves and those around them.

This is why we have come up with our top 5 favourite Christmas themed mascot costumes:

Firstly, it’s got to be the traditional Father Christmas costume, there wouldn’t be a Christmas without him at the end of the day and everyone loves seeing a jolly Santa Claus.

Where there’s Santa there’s bound be elves around somewhere, the elves costume is great for those feeling a little more mischievous but of course are still good boys and girls at the end of the day.

A Christmas pudding is an essential part of Christmas and dressing as a Christmas pudding is a great way to spread Christmas cheer and remind people of what they have to look forward on the actual day (just remember not to douse it in brandy and set it alight!).

No Christmas would be complete without a Christmas tree and dressing up as one gives you the ability to take the tree to others and remind them about the presents they waiting under their own at home. This costume has the added bonus of being able to be decorated with your own accessories for a personal touch.

We like to cater for everyone at promotion props and costumes so we’ve had to include the Grinch is our list for all of those who are less than enthusiastic about the time of year and the festive celebrations. There is no better way to instantly express your dislike for the season without any words than wearing a garish green Grinch suit to let everyone around you know about it.

Most of these costumes may seem like obvious choices for Christmas time but that’s what makes them the best choices, everyone knows what Christmas is about and they know what they expect to see at this festive time of year, so why disappoint them.

Remember, if you are thinking about investing in a company mascot in 2017, we specialise in creating mascot costumes, bespoke character costumes, one-off props, puppets and specialist pieces for the promotions, advertising and marketing industry as well as the stage and television. Because we love what we do and have lots of experience we can tackle any mascot or prop related challenge.

So have a good Christmas and a happy new year everybody, and remember if you need to brighten up your presentations, wow your clients, or make a larger than life impression on the public, you know who to come to for all you promotional puppets, props and costumes in 2017!

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Its Marathon Time!

As you can imagine here at Promotion Props and Costumes we love seeing people in wacky dress up and one of the best places to catch them all frolicking about is at one of the many marathon events held annually all across the UK.

If you are unaware of the ‘Marathon Costume’ then I’m not really sure what to suggest you’ve been getting up to but whatever it was it has definitely lead to you missing out on some very creative and outright bizarre get ups.

For many years now it has been becoming more and more popular to wear a costume when running a marathon, not so much for the full on professional runner but more for the occasional amateur and especially for those running on behalf of a chosen charity.

The general idea is to get more people to notice you and basically to make it more fun for yourself and everyone else involved. This has resulted in an ever growing crowd following at the events and more and more people partaking in the actual marathon and wearing costumes just like the ones below.



Need to see more? The mirror.co.uk has some nominees for the London Marathon 2015: Best fancy dress costumes.

So as you can see fancy dress and mascot costumes are a very big deal when it comes to marathon culture, in fact they are expected and many would be extremely disappointed to turn up to a marathon with everyone in the traditional running gear. 

Make a statement, get fit while having fun or just look silly just because...

Of course you don’t have to be in a marathon to wear a mascot costume, whatever your occasion or need Promotional Props and Costumes are always happy to guide you through the many different ways of creating a mascot costume or any product suited to your needs and budget, for more information just give us a call or send us an email


We are happy to work from an existing design or we can create a new character just for you; the choice is yours.

Monday, 29 February 2016

Promotional Props and The Vic Reeves Bob Mortimer tour 2016

For those of you who don’t know who Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are, they are a British comedy double act, who have written and starred in several comedy programmes on our TV screens since 1990.

The comedy duo was set to do a 25th anniversary tour in the UK in 2015 but was cancelled because Bob Mortimer undergo emergency triple-bypass heart surgery, after thinking that he had a chest infection but in this case, something more serious.

However it’s not all doom and gloom because the comedy double are back in 2016 after the doctors gave Bob the “go ahead” to carry on with the tour. 

You may ask what this has got to do with Promotional Props? Well we made The Greg Mitchell puppet!




  



















The Greg Mitchell puppet first appeared on Vic Reeves' Big Night Out in the early 90s, where Greg was always wasting money.

See a clip Greg in action in the 25th anniversary tour - https://www.facebook.com/159034408430/videos/10153902404028431/
 
Here at Promotional Props and Costumes we specialise in creating mascot costumes, bespoke character costumes and any one-off props here at our services are available all over the UK and Ireland., so give us a call on 0115 9474 440 to see what we can do for you.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Have a fantastic 2016 from Promotional Props



All of us at Promotional Props and Costumes would like to wish you all a healthy and a wonderful New Year! 

We are lucky enough to have, once again, been swamped with orders this year and we must admit some of our favourite projects to work on come in during the festive season. Whether it’s Panto stars or charity mascots, it’s a magical time of the year here. 

You can see some of our wonderful past and present designs here on our blog, and on our Facebook page! We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful clients from 2015 for providing us this fun and exciting projects.

Remember that if you are thinking about investing in a company mascot in 2016, we specialise in creating mascot costumes, bespoke character costumes, one-off props, puppets and specialist pieces for the promotions, advertising and marketing industry as well as the stage and television! 

We love what we do and have so much experience, that we can tackle any mascot or prop related challenge. So happy new year everybody, and remember who to come to for all you promotional puppets, props and costumes in 2016!

Remember if you need to brighten up your presentations, wow your clients, or make a larger than life impression on the public, WE CAN HELP!!! Contact us today on +44 (0) 115 9474 440

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

It’s Panto Time!!

It’s Pantomime season again! OH NO IT ISNT. OH YES IT IS!!

We love this season at Promotional Props! There are few things more festive than going to watch a pantomime at Christmas. Full of lively music, singing and dancing with plenty of slapstick and practical jokes – a panto is guaranteed to be enjoyed by the whole family.

We have been busy making costumes, props and puppets for pantomime season! Here’s the going build of the scary giant who will star in this year’s production of Jack and The Bean Stalk at The Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmonds!










A Pantomime essentially  a type of musical comedy stage production, designed for family entertainment. They were developed in England and are still performed up and down to country during the Christmas and New Year season.

If you’ve not been to a pantomime before, now is the time to start! Whether you have young children or not, a good panto really is suitable and entertaining for all ages!


Here at Promotional Proms and Consumes, our services are available all over the UK and Ireland and sometimes even further afield. 

Whether it’s for stage, panto, school, sports, advertisements or anything else, we can make costumes and props for you from your designs or our own ideas. Just contacts us for details!!