Monday, December 7, 2009

Sheriff Green to the Rescue

Sheriff Green saves a young sapling from certain doom!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Dragon Spotted in Downtown Toronto

On Saturday October 3rd, our very own blue dragon was seen frolicking with visitors at the 8th annual Fallfest, in support of the Palmerston Community Daycare Centre. The centre provides non-profit daycare to children aged from 2 1/2 to 12 years. Part of the festivities also included a Dutch Raffle, Silent Auction and a host of games and activities for children and adults alike. Not even a little drizzle could keep the community from coming out and supporting this worthy local organization, which supports so many families in the area. Hogtown Mascots was proud to donate the dragon costume to the event's organizers for the day. For more information on the Centre, visit their website at

Monday, September 28, 2009

Cleaning Promotion Continues!

Get your mascot or character costumes cleaned for free!

For a limited time Hogtown Mascots is offering free cleaning services.

We’ve even made it easy for you to get your mascot sent to us.

When you’re ready to ship, just click the link below to contact Critical Path Couriers and mention Hogtown Mascots to get preferred rates and service.

They will arrange to get your mascot here, and sent back to you with no fuss!

Email or call us at 1-877-622-8422 to find out more, or to get a free quote on a new mascot.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Shhh..not so loud!

Posted by Happy the Hog:

I know most people think this is cute and quirky, but let me tell you that having super-sensitive hearing can be a curse. Imagine what it must be like for someone like me to get a decent night's sleep when the slightest sound makes me jump? I hear neighbours getting home, raccoons stepping on twigs in the garden, distant sirens, domestic disputes behind closed doors and I'm forever thinking that someone's trying to break in to the house. Sometimes I can even hear rock concerts from all the way downtown - especially loud bands like Oasis. Lately, I've taken to sleeping with headphones on, replaying my favourite sitcom episodes just so I can shut the world out for 7 or 8 hours. Only trouble is that I wake up feeling like I slept all night on a pillow case full of old computer parts, usually with a bad kink in my neck. Woe is me I suppose. On the up side, I love eavesdropping on all the office gossip when people are whispering in their cubicles and think they're talking too quietly for anyone else to hear. Newsflash - I can still hear you.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Free Mascot Cleaning!

Get your mascot or character costumes cleaned for free! For a limited time Hogtown Mascots is offering free cleaning services.

Email or Call us at 1-877-622-8422 to find out more, or to get a free quote on a new mascot.

The Pursuit of Happy-ness

Posted by Happy the Hog:

Wiggles the piglet recovering after tumble from truck

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A ringing telephone woke me this morning. I was dreaming of corn and apples.
It was Wiggles. She was panting as she recounted her recent ordeal of being squeezed through the bars of an overcrowded transport truck on the highway, only to end up in the hospital ward of the local Humane Society. Over the years, Wiggles and I have developed a special bond even though we are distant cousins (our mothers share some complicated lineage involving a disinterested hog, electroshock, and a syringe). I asked her what she was doing on the back of a truck racing down the highway like some renegade. "It was all such a blur", she said. "One minute I'm enjoying some nibbles at the local trough, the next thing I know we're being raided! I was terrified. Before I knew what was happening, we were being herded onto the back of a panel truck and I couldn't help being pushed further and further in by the crowds behind me. I kept yelling 'I'm innocent! I haven't done anything wrong!' but no one was listening. After that I blacked out and didn't come to until the bumps on the road and the cold wind knocked me back into a conscious state. "

I was so upset I started circling the room uncontrollably until I remembered to use the deep diaphragmatic snorting techniques I learned in yoga class. I finally calmed down.

"So what now?", I asked. As I expected, she was unsure of her next move (how can she always be living on the edge like that??). She was going to be recovering for at least a few days, which she said would give her some time to regroup and consider her options. For now she's just thankful for having escaped yet another close call with the jumper cables. "Wiggles," I said, "Watch your back." She said thanks and hung up the phone.

I was out of coffee so I walked to the corner store to buy some beans.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Here's the Thing...You Need a Mascot

Here’s the thing. You need a mascot, and you’re looking for a company to build it. (If this is your first stop, then we’ve just saved you a bunch of time.) If you’ve already spent some time shopping around, you probably feel like any number of companies could just crank out a costume for you. But why would you settle for just anyone? That’s a bit like plain old porridge – fills you up, but not at all satisfying.

We could easily rant and rave about great pricing or quality or service. Frankly, so could anyone else (and for the record, we’re pretty darn good at all of those things), but here’s why you are going to choose Hogtown to make your mascot - because we will have as much fun making it, as you will using it.

And shouldn’t we all have just a little fun every day?

So take a look around our site, check out the galleries and read the testimonials from others who had a great time with us. We’re sure you will too!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Hogtown Mascots - New Name for Ciker Costumes

We are thrilled to announce that Ciker Costumes has officially changed its name to Hogtown Mascots. Everything else about our company has remained the same, and is only sure to get better! You’ll still get the same quality and service that you’ve come to expect from us. Only our packaging has changed a little. Enjoy the new site!


HOGTOWN Mascots is an industry leader in the design and production of custom mascot costumes using the newest and most innovative mascot construction techniques.

We primarily produce custom made mascots, and we are at our best when presented with new and unusual challenges!

We also produce other custom pieces, whether it's puppets, over-sized props, or fitted rubber masks that emulate prosthetic makeup, Hogtown Mascots can handle any request.

When you hire Hogtown Mascots, you benefit from our commitment to innovation. You get not only a great mascot costume but you also receive first-rate customer service.

We also repair, refurbish, re-design and clean mascots.

Contact us to discuss your particular mascot requirements.