Looking for that “WOW” factor? Bring 3D moving graphic designs, special effects makeup, interactive character projection and movie gadgets to impress your audience!
Welcome to Characters For Hire, LLC
The best in Corporate Entertainment Ideas, Cool Kids Party Ideas, Over 2500 Characters for Hire
We are a premium entertainment company headquartered in the heart of the theater district in New York City specializing in high quality costumed entertainment. With access to over 5,000 costumes and hundreds of themes in over 20 major U.S. cities, Characters for Hire wants to make sure your corporate or private event is spectacular. We want to offer our clients nothing but the best in high end corporate entertainment ideas and quality kids party ideas.
Over 1500 of our professionally trained local actors and performers throughout the United States perform interactive theater, combative stunt shows, acrobatic performances, and professionally staged musical performances. We can provide your corporate or private event with an experience your audience will never forget! No matter what the theme, Characters for Hire, LLC can provide you with the best corporate entertainment ideas.
Our Raving Reviews
Nick, first I would like to thank you and your actors for giving my son the best birthday ever! OMG I can not express my appreciation. When the kids saw the characters come out and perform, They were blown away! The actors were so professional and worked very well with the children. Mike was so helpful and really made sure that the event went well. Every parent at the event ( about 35 in all) asked me where I found my entertainment and it was my pleasure to provide them with your contact information. Again I want to thank you for your services and I look forward to working with you again in the future.
Xaveir S. – Brooklyn, NY
On very short notice Characters for hire provided awesome entertainment for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. People can’t stop talking about the great entertainment!!! Thanks NICK!!
Geoff G. – Miami, FL
These guys did a great job. Costumes were excellent, the actors stayed in character throughout and they were great with kids. Would hire again. Communication and confirmation prior to event were top notch as well.
Srihari N. – Manhattan, NY
The guys at Characters For Hire were amazing! We hired the characters for my sons 5th birthday party. The training was a huge hit! And all the guys were wonderful with taking photos with the children and making sure that no one was afraid lol. The costumes they use and the sabers all top notch! Characters for hire are worth the money tenfold, for priceless memories the kids (and myself) will have for a lifetime!!!!!! Thanks guys!!!!!
Genevieve W. – Clifton, NJ
Hired a fairy for my daughters 5th Birthday and boy was she excited! She was great with the kids and all had a great time! Would recommend this company in a heartbeat!
Michael B. – Oakland Gardens, NY
Characters did a Star Battle experience for my son’s birthday. They were very personable and the costumes were excellent. Could be better versed in the Star Battles storyline but not everyone is a fanatic. The actors were professional and I would hire again for another event should the occasion arise.
Don J. – Southington, CT
We hired an acrobatic Spider hero to entertain at my son’s 5th Birthday Party. We went with the second level package that includes an obstacle course, interaction with the kids, and a little performance by Spiderguy. There was a bit of a scheduling conflict and Spider hero showed up late. I almost had a nightmare on my hands with 21 five year olds (or younger) in our house. HOWEVER, CFH completely made up for the problem. They delivered Spider hero and the villain and put on a fight scene at no extra cost. The kids had a blast and continued to chat about it at school for the next week. I still get “hey, that is the lady who knows Spider hero!!” when I pick my kids up from school. So, aside from a near-disaster scheduling problem, the show was fantastic!
Rebecca C. – Darien, CT
Hired the Dark Lord to come to my son’s 5th birthday party. The kids loved it and made it a memorable experience. He battled them with sabers and then they all took turns taking photos with him. It wasn’t cheap by any means but in my opinion it was worth the cost. Definitely a great alternative to the magician/clown options out there for kids entertainment.
Chuckles W. – Brooklyn, NY
Dear Nick, I just wanted to thank you very much for all your help and support with Max’s Birthday party on Saturday. We greatly appreciate how accommodating and professional your entire staff was. We understand how difficult it must of been to keep everything going normally despite the situation we all faced during the week. I must say that everyone was very impressed with just how fabulous the Star Battles show was. You guys did an amazing job and Max was very happy! When you get a chance, can you please send us the photos and website instructions to send the pictures to the guests who were in attendance? We look forward to having another party with you guys in the future. Kindest regards, Marc, Frida, & Max
Frida W. – New York, NY
Hi Nick – just a quick “thank you” for helping arrange for the Big Hairy Guy to come to my Dad’s 60th surprise party this past weekend. It was a huge hit, and my Dad had a BLAST. The actor in costume was hilarious – speaking “zookie” with everyone, dancing, giving hugs, posing for pictures, picking up my Dad in a bear hug and bowing to my puppy, who was dressed as the Princess! If we ever need another character for any party or occasion, you’ll be the first we call! I’m happy to write a letter of recommendation or website testimonial, whatever you need! Thanks again so much – it was a huge hit and everyone loved it!!
Aly C. – Norwalk, CT
We just celebrated my son’s 5th birthday party October 8, 2012. Since my son is completely obsessed with Star Battles, I decided to hire 4 Star Battles characters from Characters for Hire. The Characters came ready to entertain 25 four, five and six year olds. The children were all fully engaged for the full hour of training as well as the combat scene at the end. My son was thrilled to battle the Dark Lord and since he was afraid to battle the Mauler, mom was able to step in and fight to save the day! All of the younglins were excited to receive training certificates and families were thrilled to take pictures with their favorite Star Battle characters for a once in a life time keepsake. I was extremely pleased with the level of professionalism from all of the actors and the authenticity of the costumes, mannerisms, and voice sound alike from every character. This was a party that the children and parents will be talking about for a very long time. It was worth every penny and more!!! Thank you Nick! You are doing an amazing job and I truly appreciate the time you always set aside for the many, many hours of phone calls and emails with me to make sure everything was the way I wanted it! You went above and beyond and I highly recommend this company and the professional actors that work for you!
Ranel C. – Sayville, NY
“The event would not have been a success without the participation of you and your team. I look forward to working with you again soon!”
Hire our Pirate crew for your next party or event and we’ll guarantee your guests will have a great time. We carry every pirate out there, Captain Jack, Black Beard, Captain Hook, Pirate Jake and many more for your Pirate Themed Event or birthday party. We will also plan and produce your pirate themed event from 2 pirates to 200+ pirates. Our Pirates are professional actors and entertainers who have a great deal of experience and knowledge with pirates. Our actors don’t just dress up as pirates but the they actually become the character with pirate vocabulary and pirate garb. We can entertain for any age group bringing you quality family entertainment. Click Here to Read More…
Planning a special or promotional event? Draw more attention with beautiful, upscale models! If you need gorgeous, charismatic ladies to mix drinks, mingle with your guests, get your dance floor going, pass out promotional items or act as a hostess, call upon the Models of Characters for Hire. They are proven to draw attention and get the party started in any setting! Do you have a product or service you wish to promote at your convention booth or corporate event? Have our experienced promotional models and brand ambassadors showcase your business and your products so you can sell more. These ladies not only have the looks; they have the wit, charm and outgoing personalities to approach the public and promote you! Our models are the best of the best. A perfect 10. Need we say… Click Here to Read More…
A hero is someone with “superhuman powers” and dedicated to protecting the world. These are the stories of their adventures fighting day-to-day crime while also combating threats against humanity by super villains, their criminal counterparts. Super human heroes will also help combat irregular threats from fantasy entities, demonic creatures, aliens and American war enemies. We’ve got all of them for your entertainment pleasure. Stunt Actors – Because we use real stunt actors, our characters are very authentic and remain in character throughout your event. Some of our actors have even been trained by actual stunt teams. Giving you that movie quality performance. We can recreate and perform stage combat stunt shows for your next event. Upscale Events – We bring excitement, challenges, new ideas, hero camp, interactive storytelling, clean and authentic costumes. We bring you an event that will impress your guests. Click Here to Read More…
Looking to add some Hollywood glamour to your event? We specialize in celebrity look-a-likes and impersonators for your corporate and private parties for children and adults. Imagine your guests being welcomed by Megan Fox, Johnny Depp, and Paparazzi on red carpet as they enter your event or party. How about the Rat Pack visiting at your casino bachelor party? Or better yet, Marilyn Monroe? We can make your birthday party a star studded one, complete with Lady Gaga and Katy Perry who will sing the hits, dance, and get your guests on their feet! Our actors never break character, are well trained, and are able to provide the accents, movements, movie lines and even singing and dancing ability to match that of your favorite stars! We are available worldwide. BOOK your celebrity impersonator today…. Click Here to Read More…
Jazz Dance Because of television shows, music videos, TV commercials and movies, Jazz has become one of the hottest dance styles in recent years. We can provide various dancers that can create classical to funky jazz routines for your next event, whether it be corporate functions or private events. Asian Flair (Belly Dance) provides you with beautiful Japanese style Geisha dancing to South Asian mask and traditional dancing. Latin Dance is a category of international style ballroom dances which consists of the Samba, Jive, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Paso Doble, Salsa, Flamenco and Reggaeton. Contemporary Dance techniques used here are found in modern dance, ballet, postmodern dance and it adds other types of movement which are outside the realm of classical dance methods. Broadway Dance will have you dazzled by show pieces from Chicago, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Singing in the Rain and so much more. Old Hollywood (Burlesque Dance) is about style and sexy, it’s not about sexual. You’ll get some mild tasteful striptease, bawdy humor, expensive or garish costumes, cabaret and more… Click Here to Read More…
Looking for a movie themed party or children’s birthday party idea? Our Adventure Stage Combat Stunt Show is the perfect themed party for your next event. What ever the party idea, we can provide you with a professional live interactive show. Our Adventure Stage Combat Stunt Show presents various combat stunts framed in the context of a feature film production. We also invite a few lucky members of the audience to participate in the live show where we take you and your guests at the forefront of our adventures. A fun adventurous event that the children will enjoy as well as the adults. BOOK your Adventure Today! Click Here to Read More…
Halloween is a night of thrills, terror, and surprises!. Make your party the scariest, most exciting party ever with ghouls from Characters For Hire. Imagine the thrill your guests will get not knowing what terror could emerge from around every corner or lurking behind every door. Could it be a flesh-eating zombie and blood sucking vampire? Or perhaps Frankenstein’s monster! Their creepy presence will add an extra touch of terror that will make your party truly memorable. Mummies, werewolves, hunchbacks, ghouls, goblins, ogres, orcs, and some monsters will roam and keep guests titillated for the entirety of your party. This shall lead to a mad climax in which these characters attempt to break free from the doom as and fates which they are forced to enact every year at Halloween. Take the work out of your Halloween party planning and let Characters For Hire bring the party to you. Click Here to Read More…
Let’s face it, holiday parties can sometimes be a bore. Your party can be the talk of the company when you book your characters with Characters for Hire. Our corporate holiday parties can bring the best in everyone. We carry Santa Clause and his many elves, plus many traditional characters for your corporate holiday party. We can provide you with a great Christmas party idea for your corporate holiday event. We carry hundreds of corporate party entertainers for your next event. CEO’s want themed Christmas parties because they tend to be more entertaining than regular holiday themes. When it comes to holiday party ideas, the sky’s the limit. For the best fun, hire a corporate entertainer. Get ideas for a Christmas party from a company who has invented many of unusual requests. We can provide holiday party ideas for kids as well as adults. Are you the type of person that is looking to challenge your creative mind and do something none of your office peers and friends have done before? Let us help you get into your creative mind and develop something that will blow your guests minds away. At Characters for Hire, we’re not afraid to try something different. Click Here to Read More…
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away…the noble order of the Superior Knights used their power to defend the weak and helpless from followers of the evil side. Experience the power at your next birthday party, bar- or bat-mitzvah, communion, confirmation, bachelor or bachelorette parties, wedding, anniversary, or corporate event. Young and old alike thrill to the adventures of the beloved and feared characters of that universe. Our fight masters will lead your guests on an amazing, interactive journey to discover the power within themselves. They will be trained in the use of the mystical light to defend and attack. A sudden appearance by the Dark Lord will threaten to destroy the event, but with the new skills learned that day, your guests will join the council in defeating the evil ones once and for all and turning the Dark Lord back to the good side! For many, this experience will be the first step into a larger world, as they are sworn into the order of the council! Our Sci-Fi Battle performances will truly bring the power to your function. It is the most universally adaptable and applicable character set we offer, and one that never fails to thrill, delight, entertain, and enlighten. Our characters will engage in a choreographed light battle in which your guests will use the power to convert the evil characters to the good side. Click Here to Read More…
We carry every princess – the choice is yours………….. Relive the magical fairy-tales of Princesses as we create the perfect moment for your daughter. Characters for Hire is your Hollywood doorstep to a world of fun and excitement with our upscale, pageantry style events. Make your daughter a celebrity for a day, as we roll out the red carpet for her. Today is her day, today she experiences a royal ceremony as she’s crowned Princess. Our make believe, is real, let us show you how we do princess parties, one creative fantasy, one dream at a time. She’ll be delighted when her princess shows up to make her dream – unimagined. Book your upscale princess party events today! Click Here to Read More…
The Super Rangers are a perennial super-fantasy/sci-fi action team known for battling monsters and robots with spectacular martial arts moves. Their teamwork and skill has made them a favorite of young people around the world for years. Let these young action heroes bring their band of martial-arts action to your child’s birthday or bar mitzvah. Their appearance will thrill children with their skills and infectious energy. They will lead the guests on an exciting interactive adventure in which they will learn new physical skills and important lessons about responsibility and teamwork. A threat to the world may appear and the Super Rangers will have to work together, with the help of the children to defeat it! Just imagine how they will respond when they show up, live and in person, and meet them on a personal, one-on-one basis. Click Here to Read More…