Whether you have a good idea, or you need a good idea, VStar can help. Simply bring your thoughts to us. We can develop a mascot character from scratch, or bring your idea to life with a custom design, proportioned for human movement and maximum ergonomic comfort. We’ve created bird, insect, plant, and, of course, mammal mascots. Do you want a Praying Mantis? How about a peanut that can run a 5K race? Perhaps a dancing mango? Whatever you can dream, we can build.
Character Development & Design
We want to make sure you are happy with the costumes we make for you, and welcome as much involvement as you’d care to have in the process. We know you don’t like surprises, so we send you samples of materials and process photos for feedback along the way, giving you the option to approve each developmental step. Clients choose VStar because they are invited to be active participants in the collaborative process of bringing their mascots to life.
Prototyping & Fabrication
Once you have approved your mascot costume’s design, VStar moves to the next stage of creating the patterns that will bring it into three-dimensions. We first mock-up the shapes in paper or foam to make sure the proportions are correct and that all pieces will work together. Once the mock-up is approved, we begin to build the understructure for the head, body and feet, along with any necessary mechanicals systems. We then move on to the final step of covering and external finishing. Your finished costume is delivered complete with instructions for dressing, care and maintenance.
Movement, Ergonomics & Safety
VStar creates mascots that move. Our number one concern is a performer’s comfort, and we continually incorporate the feedback we receive from our clients to ensure maximum moveability, safety and operational ergonomics. Whether your character is participating in a slam-dunk competition, dancing in a stage show, or walking the red carpet, VStar has you covered.
Quality & Durability
VStar leads the industry in creating mascot and character costumes that hold up to the rigors of the road, with production integrity and durability that fit a costume’s intended use. Highest-quality materials and processes are backed by a one-year warranty, so that with proper care, storage and maintenance, costumes built by VStar will offer peak performance over many years of use.
Ship & Store, Cleaning and Repair Services
VStar's Ship & Store program assures that your costumes will be where you need them, when you need them, and that they’ll be clean and in good repair. When not on the road, your costumes are stored in our climate-controlled facilities in Minneapolis where they can be quickly accessed and shipped directly to your event.
For more information on Ship & Store services, please contact our sales team via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 612.378.2561.
If you have a mascot or costume that needs cleaning or repairs, VStar can help. Our basic service includes cleaning and minor repairs. For more major repairs, we will evaluate your costume and send you an estimate for your approval.
Our repair services include:
- Shoe Resoling
- Replacement of Pieces, Such as Hands
- Head Re-Covering
- Helmet Replacement
Welcome to VStar Entertainment Group. Our Minneapolis-based live entertainment, event production and fabrication company offers local, nationwide and worldwide services to excite audiences about your brand. So that we can direct your inquiry as efficiently as possible, please fill out the below form and our sales staff will get back to you as quickly as possible. Or if you prefer, here's our email and phone number.
VStar Production Services / Costumes & Creatures
504 Malcolm Ave SE, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414
VStar Corporate Headquarters
4660 Churchill St
Shoreview MN 55126