We're passionate about providing quality performances and characters. All of our cast have theatre experience and have been trained theatrically and by seasoned performers. We work hard on our image and try our best to uphold character integrity. We invest in the best materials and spend hours preparing for your event so that our characters are flawless. Companies who adhere to strict integrity guidelines help ensure that no matter where your child goes they will always see the same character.
Activities: Singing, Dancing, Interactive Story Telling, Certificate, Royalty Training, Themed Games, Pictures, Autographs, Singing Happy Birthday, Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos, and more!
We booked belle for our daughters 5th birthday, she did awesome! Very professional, stayed in character, showed on time and the kids loved her! Completely worth the money, would book again in a heartbeat!
These girls are amazing! Customer service is more than attentive, all questions answered quickly and an easy booking process. Communication was easy and the performance outstanding!
The performer was on time and attentive with the children. Not a moment of the party was spent without an activity and the children were enthralled! I will definitely book again! High quality costumes and worth every penny spent.
I usually don’t leave reviews, first I just want to say the princess was great with the kids and she did stay in character The whole time. I understand 12 to 15 kids can be overwhelming especially when they are so excited. When I booked I was under the impression she would have a helper and she did not so it took almost 40 minutes to paint faces and do makeovers as you can imagine the kids were getting anxious, my thought was that helper would do the face paint while Ariel interacted with the children. I also felt deceived with the outfit, I was sent a picture of what they ordered well the picture they sent me was very pretty she showed up with a nude bra ( literately a bra) that had purple seashells on it. And the fin was not similar to the picture either. They also could have had more planned I felt she didn’t know what to do after the singing they played a game so I suggested cake and presents which I did not plan on doing while the princess was there I wanted her to interact with the children the whole time I thought that’s what I paid for. Also for the money the crinkled paper that my daughter received for being an honorary princess that was in black-and-white probably printed off the computer that morning with the wrong date could have at least had colorful Ink. Overall I feel deceived by the company they really talked up a great show but didn’t deliver.
Response from Characters & Company :
I am sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your event.
The reason we offer a free add on of facepainting only for 90 or 2 hour events is because it can take anywhere from 30-45 minutes to paint each child's face. We do have the option of adding on an assistant to help the performer but we usually recommend this for events with more than 20 children so that you only pay for the assistance if it's needed.
The games, singing, and other activities usually take up an hour of time (more or less depending on the children's activity/shyness levels) and we are sorry to hear that our performer was not better prepared, we will make sure to discuss all activities our company has with our performers and retrain them if needed to ensure they know them all (we have at least 15 games available to our performers to use at their discretion during parties).
As for the certificate, this is something new we have added and we apologize that you received a substandard version as all certificates are meant to be done in full color and cut to size. I will send you a digital copy through Gigsalad messenger. And if you would like her actually birthday on the certificate please let us know the date and we will put that on the certificate in place of the event date.
Lastly Ariel's fin costume really is nothing but a fin tail and shell bra. Our performers have the option of wearing a nude leotard underneath for their comfort and the protect them from the sun but it is not a requirement.
Booking through gig salad was a great experience. I received plenty of options for the Island Princess character visit. The payment to the company was incredibly easy through their service. I didn’t have to look far when I was in contact with Characters and Company! This company and the customer service was fantastic. Very professional, punctual, reliable company, and friendly. The Island Princess was beyond perfect. My whole family started crying ( happy tears) because it is not every day you get to meet your favorite princess! The Island Princess was so great answering questions and staying in character “I don’t get off the islsnd much” “I love coconuts!” were some of our favorite responses! The games were so much fun, her voice is beautiful, and we wish her great success in the future! Thank you to everyone involved to help make our daughters birthday so incredibly special.
We paid in full for Moana to attend our daughter’s first birthday. Ten minutes before she was to be there, a woman from the company called me to say she was not coming. There was an issue with her not being prepared and did not have a ride to come to the party. I had booked Several weeks ahead of time and had email corresponded to the company multiple times. It was embarassing and disappointing to have to tell my guests she wasn’t coming.
Moana did send a video message with a long drawn out excuse about why she couldn’t come to the party. She sang the Moana song- happy Birthday would have been better. My daughter was not interested in sitting for a video message.
We were terribly disappointed and can say the best part was getting my refund. I’m just thankful my daughter is too young to know what she missed.
Response from Characters & Company :
As we mentioned when we called and messaged an hour before your event, there was a transportation problem with our performer for that character. Measures are being taken so that this does not happen again. We made sure to issue a full refund as soon as we were informed of the performer's mistake and the offer of a free 1 hour princess party with another very reliable performer is still on the table. We are sorry you had this experience and can honestly say it has never happened before and will never happen again.
We found Characters and Company to be easy to work with and to correspond. Responses when scheduling were prompt. The prices are reasonable. The character, Moana, was very kind and interacted with all the children.
The woman did not look like the princess at all. I would not recommend them or insist on a photo first
Response from Characters & Company :
We're sorry to here that you were unsatisfied with our performer. We do have pictures of her in our gallery as other characters. We do strive to make our characters look authentic and give children a wonderful experience. Please feel free to message us with any other complaints so that we can continue to improve!
I was very very impressed =) She was so beautiful smart polite charming I could compliment her for days!!!!!!
Arrived on time !!!! what can I say she was PERFECT !!!!!!!!!
Price Range: $85 and up
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Mae is a performer from NWI and has had a love for princesses and all things fairy tale all her life. She has been doing theatrical productions since the age of 12 and has a minor in theatre from Indiana University. In addition to her theatrical background Mae has taken voice lessons at the Music of Oz Studios, and has been a part of various choirs since she was young. She started portraying characters in 2014 and has loved being able to make children’s dreams come true ever since.
Rebekah has been in theatre all through her high school career and has continued to do community theatre after that. Overall she's been in 11 shows. Her two favorite roles have been Ado Annie in Oklahoma! and a Step Sister in Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella. Rebekah has done parties and events for about a year and half. It is a great experience which she's really enjoy doing. She's also baby sat and helped her mom out in her Pre-k and Kindergarten classroom so she has tons of experience working with kids. Rebekah enjoys musical theatre, cosplay, and video games.
Dan's on board with doing anything that can help others have fun and be happy, As a cosplayer and character performer he loves seeing the excited reactions of people, especially kids. Dan loves dressing up and becoming different characters. To be someone more formidable, and strong, and cool lookin' is the great obsession of every boy, and he never grew out of this phase and doesn't plan to. So why not save time and accomplish both a childhood dream and putting smiles on people's faces at the same time??
Diamond is currently enrolled at The Illinois Institute of Art, majoring in Illustration and Design seeking to get her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree. Her hobbies include painting, drawing, sculpting, face painting, reading, cosplay, and playing sports. Diamond has 6 years of experience working with children and loves working with them. She was a birthday clown for 2 years alongside 4 years of face painting at various parties and events.
Ashley is from Orlando, Florida, and has been a professional party princess since 2012. She has worked as a performer at Walt Disney World and also on the Disney Cruise Line. Ashley also has experience dancing on a State and National Champion dance team. She is currently a Preschool Teacher and absolutely loves working with children! Ashley truly believes that we can always remain young at heart, and that a little bit of magic lives in all of us forever!
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Additional Booking Notes
For princess events the performers will need an open space which is conducive for playing games and story time. If the area if too loud, guests may not be able to hear the performer's directions or singing.
If your event will be taking place in a confined space which is not conducive for games and dancing, please let us know and we will send our performers with other activities.
For events with Face Painting and Balloon twisting the performers will need a table to set up supplies and at least one chair for guests to sit on while getting their face painted.
Upcoming Booked Events
|June 21, 2018 • 6:30pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|June 23, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|July 07, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|July 21, 2018 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|July 21, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday Party|
|July 28, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
Past Booked Events
|June 09, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|June 03, 2018 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm||Birthday Party|
|May 26, 2018 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|May 19, 2018 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|April 22, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday Party|
|April 21, 2018 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|April 08, 2018 • 2:15pm - 2:45pm||Birthday Party|
|January 20, 2018 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|January 06, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|October 20, 2017 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Sky Zone Schererville Toddler Time Character Visit|
|October 14, 2017 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Surprise|
|August 25, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday Party|
|August 19, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|August 12, 2017 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Birthday Party|