Glenn Street : Top Dog
Glenn is a true pioneer in the Mascot Industry, both as
a performing mascot himself and then as a maker of quality
mascot costumes. Over 20 years ago Glenn performed as the
first-ever Mascot in the NHL (National Hockey League). He
performed the duties and hilarious antics of "Harvey the Hound" for
the Calgary Flames. The popularity of his performances prompted
many other NHL teams to contact Glenn and ask him to create
mascot characters for them as well.
For Glenn, this experience exposed him to three significant
opportunities. The first was to learn at a grassroots level
all of the routines and stunts that work with crowds and
how to work that into a
highly successful coordinated Mascot program. Second, he
learned the importance of several factors in the design and
manufacturing of the
costumes that could negatively and positively affect his
performance as a Mascot. He couldn't understand how someone
who hasn't walked a mile in my (oversized) shoes, could ever
profess to know how to build a proper mascot. Third, he discovered
how many teams, schools,
wanted Mascot costumes as well since he was bombarded continuously
requests of "Where can I get a Mascot Costume from?".
The Third discovery was the impetus for Glenn to start Street Characters and
began the exciting journey of establishing his business as the leader in the
design & manufacturing of quality Mascot costumes. Twenty years later, Street
Characters is still the world leader and has been chosen by over one thousand
different organizations, teams, and schools. The years of experience and the
volumes of knowledge that we have gained by our hands-on approach in the industry
is built into every mascot costume made by Street Characters. When we say that
our mascot costumes are "Made by mascots for Mascots"- we mean it. Glenn
has been there since day one!
||Aubrey Fishman: Director
When you call for the “Director of Marketing” at
Street Characters you will be greeted by a courteous and
cheerful character named Aubrey Fishman. Aubrey knows he
has embarked on an exciting journey with his colleagues
that will create more fun loving characters which are destined
to bring joy and fun to so many people.
Aubrey confesses that this role is an ideal fit for him,
with his inherent passion for sports (hockey, competitive
tennis and addiction to golf) and a thorough enjoyment
of interacting with people. Seeing these characters come
from their conception is a true testament of a job that
is well done and fulfilling at the end of the day.
Aubrey comes to Street Characters with a wealth of sales
and customer service experience. His high standards of
professionalism and commitment to excellence are paramount
in ensuring the
utmost in customer satisfaction. He will assist new customers
with their questions and with his team of mascot creators,
they will come back with the best possible solution for
their mascot needs. Returning customers are a true testament
satisfaction and Aubrey is always happy to continue meeting
all of their mascot requirements as well.
||Brendan Whitty: Art Dept.
Imagine having your young daughter tell you "Daddy,
you have the best job in the world, all you do is draw and
Brendan is our Concept Artist, and is the creative genius that takes your ideas
or "concept" and turns it into reality. Brendan has designed over
450 different mascot concepts and turned over 330 of these into successful,
mascots that are out there performing today. You name your inspiration: whether
it is a brick, a lump of coal, a Koala bear, a Parakeet, or a friendly dog-
Brendan will take your idea and work his magic with our proprietary 3-D
The result is that YOU will receive a mascot that is attractive, that
audiences respond to, and is practical, comfortable, and safe for the performer.
Brendan's greatest rewards with Street Characters involve: 1) getting to the
coloring stage of the concept rendering- when the character starts to take life,
Seeing the living, breathing mascot walking around and generating smiles wherever
it goes. This passion runs deep with Brendan, and is why Street Characters is
so proud to present its audience-winning
Glenn's high level of standards doesn't end with Aubrey
and Brendan. We have developed minimum standards to be able
to work at Street Characters.
Although many would like to work in the fun, and creative environment Street
Characters offers, you must have college or university training in your craft,
to be able to work here. These high standards in our people, give us the most
qualified staff in the industry by a long shot, says Street, and ensures our
customers receive the absolute best costume possible.
Us..a little history
At Street Characters, we turn dreams into reality! We breathe
life into the characters that we create. Our characters are
fun, full of life and built to last!
Street Characters Inc. roots trace back to 1984 when our
company president Glenn Street was involved in the creating
two high profile local mascots. Those mascots were Harvey
the Hound of the Calgary Flames , the first mascot in the
National Hockey League and Harry the Horse, of the world
famous Calgary Exhibition and Stampede.
While performing as Harvey, Glenn was frequently asked
by other teams how they could get a similar character
own. Seeing a great opportunity, Glenn started Street
Characters Inc. in 1987.
Since then, Street Characters has grown to become a complete
mascot solutions company. As well as making great costumes,
we audition and train performers for clients and consult
with THEM in the management of their characters. We also
sell support materials like training manuals and videos
designed to help clients make the most of their mascot.
No other mascot
company offers the range of expertise or products that
Since our inception, we have created hundreds of mascots
for clients around the world. Our clients include pro
sports teams, colleges, high schools, corporations,
and festivals. We have trained performers and administrators
and supplied mascot management services to a number
of clients regionally and abroad. Through it all, we
proud to say
that Street Characters is established as the world
leader in creating FUN!
For more information about Street Characters, call
our toll-free number 1-888-MASCOTS or refer to our