Character Impersonator

Impersonate characters to promote sales activity and amuse children.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Character Impersonators do?

Impersonates traditional holiday or storybook characters, such as Santa Claus, Snow White, and the Three Little Pigs, to promote sales activity in retail stores, at conventions or exhibits, and to amuse children at hospitals, amusement parks and private parties. Wears character costumes and impersonates characters portrayed to amuse children and adults. May hand out samples or presents, demonstrate toys, pose for pictures, and converse with children and adults. May appear in costume parade. May solicit donations on street for charitable purposes. May be designated according to character portrayed as Easter Bunny; Santa Claus; Santa’s Helper.


Should I be a Character Impersonator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Social: You're happiest working on teams or with other people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Easter Bunny, Impersonator, Character, Santa Claus, Santa's Helper

    How to become a Character Impersonator

    Most Character Impersonators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aeaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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