Safety and Professionalism

Choose our professional character performers for safety and liability at your next event!

Background Checked

Everyone in our cast must clear a background check before they can be scheduled for our events; we do not call in “friends” or performers who have not had one with us

Trained in Safety and Liability

Everyone in our cast undergoes safety and liability training specific to our close work with children before they can be scheduled for events, as well as annual full-cast trainings; we do not put out anyone at our events, from characters to assistants, who has not been through our training program.

Fully Insured

We are fully insured and happy to provide a COI upon request

Our character performers are ALWAYS accompanied by a professional Magic Maker Character Attendant

  • They make your event a breeze, providing easy communication with busy characters, expert line management, and extra-special moments for your guests (they are called Magic Makers for a reason!
  • Magic Makers also help the character stay in-character (no character should have to shout the five-minute warning or cut off a line!) and they keep characters looking their best, watching for fabric that isn’t sitting right, arranging skirts photogenically, etc.
  • Very importantly, Magic Makers protect you (and us!) against liability claims, since no performer is ever alone with your event guests—so important when working with children!
  • They’re so helpful, event hosts may wind up loving the our Magic Makers as much as the characters!


Pandemic Safety Protocols

The safety of our guests, hosts, and cast is our top priority!


All OwC cast members are fully vaccinated against Covid-19

Masked and/or Distanced

Our protocols chart provides clear event safety requirements based on Covid cases per 100,000 in the county the week before, if an event is indoors or outdoors, and if all participants are vaccinated

Cleaned and Sanitized

Our performers’ hands, costumes, props, and equipment undergo a sanitation regimen between—and during—events

Professional Attributes:

You can rest easy knowing our professional performers and attendants will not let interactions get out of hand. Our characters are trained in safety and liability. For example, you’ll never catch them:

  • Alone with your event attendees, particularly children (another reason we always have attendants!)
  • Forcing a child into an interaction
  • Picking up children
  • Play-fighting with guests or each other (outside of a choreographed program)

These are all safety rules that are ingrained in professional character performers, but inexperienced pop-up companies or volunteer performers may not be thinking this level of professionalism and taking safety and liability into account as the absolute top priority. We work with professionals like you–and we know safety is your top priority too!


Professional performers are responsible, reliable, and in-character.

You may find that cosplayers, costumed volunteers, and pop-up character companies may or may not show up when invited to an event, and you may not know it until the last minute. With OwC you always have a contract, invoice, and constant communication, even in the case of last-minute performer emergencies. Cosplayers and volunteers are busy people, they have other things going on—but at OwC, your event is our full-time business, and you’ll find the service matches accordingly.


Slightly chagrined that your volunteer performers because of the viral, out-of-character, and possibly not family-friendly TikTok they made that features your event sign? With Occasions with Character that is never a worry—our performers highly value character integrity, respect your event, and you’ll never see their phones out.


Work with our professional character performers and be assured your event is the safest and best experience it can be!

Book our professional performers for your event now!


“The princesses are delightfully entertaining with their authentic costumes and friendly smiles.”

-Marilyn Laulainen, Waconia ECFE

“Occasions with Character offered library visitors a magical performance with lots of audience participation for even the youngest. The actors posed for photographs and stayed in character until the last child left the room.”

-Angela Petrie, Stillwater Public Library

“The Occasions with Character performers were all amazing, and the way that they interact with the children is superb! The interactive storytime was great for promoting literacy and a perfect additional program to draw people to the library.”

-Carol Plocher, Library Services Coordinator, Great River Regional Library-Delano

“The program itself was an elegant touch of fantasy for the whole audience, and the interaction with the audience was priceless.”

-Mary Davis, Youth Services, Hudson Area Public Library

“I can not thank Occasions with Character enough for surprising my daughter on her birthday at lunch! Not every little girl can say that she had her favorite princess/heroine dance with her, read a story with her and sing happy birthday to her. She was in awe the entire time. As her mom it almost brought me to tears seeing how mesmerized she was… She still talks about her. Thank you for making my daughter feel so special and lucky on her birthday. She will remember this for years to come.”

– Rochelle Ladick, parent

“Occasions With Character presented the Midnight Ball Princess (Lost Slipper Storytime) at our Storytime and it was a great hit! The performers remained in character from the moment they entered and the costumes were wonderful. The audience was enchanted and everyone had a great time!”

– Janet Waller, Community Business Development Manager, Barnes & Noble HarMar Mall

©2021 Occasions with Character

Occasions with Character LLC is not affiliated with any entertainment company; our characters are generic and inspired by a variety of fairytales and legends. We only partner with events that understand we do not represent any licensed characters. If you require licensed characters for your event, please contact the copyright holder.

We serve the greater Twin Cities metro area, including: Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, Chanhassen, Cottage Grove, Delano, Eagan, Edina, Eden Prairie, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Inner Grove Heights, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Mendota Heights, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Newport, Oakdale, Richfield, Rosemount, Roseville, St Louis Park, St Paul, Waconia, Woodbury, Hudson, and surrounding areas.