Costume Specialists – We Build Character!

Founded in 1984, we’re the world’s ONLY custom mascot character production company to manufacture BOTH foam and inflatable costumes. We are ready to make YOUR CHARACTER a STAR! Our custom corporate mascots, walkabouts and costume characters are performing worldwide for hundreds of companies, attracting attention and building revenue in a fun and memorable way. And our costumes are proudly made in the U.S.A.

Your Mascot Makers! You’ll recognize our custom mascot characters as the familiar icons and friends that you have seen (and loved!) everywhere, including:

  • Movies, television shows and social media
  • Your favorite sporting events Amusements parks, water parks and family fun centers
  • Sales meetings and trade shows
  • Chain restaurants, financial institutions and product manufactures
  • Schools, libraries, book stores, fairs, safety education programs and more!

We also offer an extensive range of products and services like mascot management and mascot spa to ensure your celebrity mascot is well taken care of long after the design is complete.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Response

At Costume Specialists we operate all of our business in Columbus, Ohio. In March our Governor and the Ohio Department of Health Director issued a director’s order requiring all Ohioans to stay in their homes and closed all nonessential businesses. However, because we have industrial equipment and a talented sewing staff, we began manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE). The face masks, and isolation gowns we began manufacturing have been used by medical professionals, grocery workers, care facility workers, law enforcement officers, and more.

Our face masks, face covers, filters for face masks, and face mask kits are now available for purchase at

If you are interested in sponsoring the production of this personal protective equipment (PPE) for those who are on the front line during this pandemic (medical professionals, grocery workers, care facility workers, transportation professionals, police, and more); please contact us.  Your sponsorship will enable us to reach more people in need.  We also have masks available for purchase for companies wishing to issue them to their staff.

COVID-19 Coronavirus – Recommendation

Our top priority is always the safety and security of our customers and employees. We are closely monitoring COVID-19 coronavirus and following guidance from health experts and federal agencies, including the Center for Disease Control.  Although there is little evidence that the coronavirus is transmitted on soft surfaces, we are proactively taking additional steps to disinfect our workspaces, and reinforcing health habits for our staff.  We are in this together to contain the spread of the virus and take care of our communities. 

If you have not done so, please consider having your costume scheduled for our 8 step cleaning process. Our cleaning process meets or exceeds the CDC Recommendations for COVID-19-Coronavirus disinfection.  For more information go to

Thank you for trusting us with your costume needs.

Costume Specialists Inc.

Costume Specialists: What Sets Us Apart…

Foam or Inflatable

Can you guess which is which?

Fly Guy mascot costume rental
Fly Guy Book Character

I am an inflatable costume mascot

Flippo the Hippo

I am an inflatable costume mascot

Official Pete the Pilot

I am a foam costume mascot

Pete the Cat mascot costume
Pete the Cat

I am a foam mascot costume

Lorax Dr. Suess Mascot Costume
The Lorax

I am an inflatable costume mascot

Berkley the Polar Bear

I am a foam costume mascot

The Kool-Aid Man

I am an inflatable costume mascot

Optimus Prime

I am a foam costume mascot

Contact Us Now to get started with your very own Custom Mascot Celebrity