Melissa Gigi of Caricature Hut

Caricaturist from Saint Petersburg, FL - Will travel up to 500 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2013
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$75 - $300 per hour
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Caricatures, face painting, silhouettes and costumed characters by Melissa Gigi and friends from Caricature Hut

Caricatures - Melissa has been a caricature artist for over 15 years, is a member of ISCA (International Association of Caricature Artists), a published cartoonist, artist, illustrator and designer. *Her husband Dan Almariei work with a team of experienced professional artists; Dan is also a caricaturist and they can offer two artists with different styles, studio pieces and combo packages.

Face Painting / Body Painting: Melissa uses professional face paints, fx make up and cosmetic grade supplies. Her face paints are FDA approved, hypoallergenic and she utilizes sanitary practices. Melissa is one of Royal Caribbeans featured face painters and has worked for clients such as Verizon, State Farm, Johnson & Johnson's and more.

Silhouette Artist: We offer beautifully cut matted silhouettes portraits both quickly and eloquently.

Costumed Characters: Princesses, fairies, pirates, mimes and more! (Melissa and friends are independent performers not affiliated with any character company, nor works for them nor represents them nor their opinions)

Clients include Verizon, Royal Caribbean, Johnson & Johnson's, Kellogs, Pepsico, Captain Morgan, Caress, Pantene, MOSI, Busch Gardens, Ritz Carlton, Movico, MidAmerica Festivals, Hard Rock Casino and more.

Melissa is friendly, professional, reliable, get along with persons on all levels and can be seen at festivals, conventions, shows and at various events. We are insured and background checked.

Please contact her with any questions or for more information.

Melissa Gigi Almariei

*Rates vary with hours, travel, number of artists and activity requested.
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Corporate Function

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Melissa was amazing! Not only would I highly recommend her to others, I would hire her again in a heartbeat. She truly was the epitome of professional, entertaining, and extremely talented.

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Fundraiser

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Gigi was a dream to work with. Another artist cancelled on us at the last minute due to illness. Thankfully, Gigi saved the day! Gigi is extremely reliable, professional, easy to work with, a great communicator, accommodating, and always quick to respond. Even though she was only given a few hours notice, Gigi went above and beyond to still pre-print our logo and pre-draw bodies on the paper. Gigi and her husband showed up right on time and ready to work. You could tell they were both very passionate about their craft, and the guests absolutely loved them! The caricature station was such a hit and had guests smiling all evening long.

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Wedding Reception

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Melissa and her husband Dan did Caricatures for our wedding guests. They were an absolute hit! I loved having both of them there, as they draw with different styles, giving guests a choice. It was also very different than the standard photo booth that everyone has at their weddings. Guests loved them, and it gave them a personalized favor to take home with them! Melissa even stayed later than scheduled to make sure my sister and her husband got a caricature. Dan drew a beautiful, full color caricature of my husband and I that was displayed during the reception and is now hanging in our living room! BOOK THEM! You won't regret it!

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Wedding Reception

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They were great! All of my guest enjoyed them and the fact that they had different styles. Great people to work with!

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Wedding Reception

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Melissa and her husband were AMAZING. Our wedding guests absolutely loved them. Her and her husband each had their own styles so we had guests go back numerous times. Their caricatures were incredible and the one they did of my husband and I for the reception was spectacular. If you want a unique wedding favor or just something to take your party to the next level Melissa is it! Even when the night was over they were packing up and a couple guests ran over because they did not get one and they were gracious enough to stay until everyone had a picture!!! Words can not express how awesome they were, can't wait to hire them again for our next big event!!!!

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They are excellent artists. A real hit at our wedding. I would reccomend them at any event. True professionals and worth every penny.

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Graduation Party

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Fantastic experience and highly recommend! You and your husband were the hit of the party!!!

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Community Event

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We have had the pleasure of working with Melissa on several of our corporate events over the past 6 months She has always been an outstanding addition to our function no matter what type of event it is. She has always been extremely helpful with suggestions and bringing signage to enhance our corporate footprint. I would highly recommend her for any event from small party to large corporate function!

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Celebration

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Melissa and Dan were fabulous. We had a Wedding in Whoville and they made groom look just like the Grinch. We were thrilled with the results. Highly recommend them. They were pleasant, accommodating and easy to work with - even with the Groomzilla!!

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Melissa was great. She was in time, dressed up perfectly to the theme, friendly and accommodative. I definitely recommend working with her. Thank you Melissa!

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MOFA Wedding
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2020
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Tradewinds Corp FP
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Birthday Party (Adult)
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Birthday Party (Kids)
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Caricatures Kickball Tournament
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Sep
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Wedding
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Hyatt Caricatures
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10:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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Corporate Function
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6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
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Corporate Function
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2019
Aug
10
Event
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2019
Aug
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The REP Workshop
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2019
Aug
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The REP Workshop
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Please note Melissa Gigi of Caricature Hut will also travel to Pinellas Park, Bay Pines, Largo, Clearwater, Seminole, Tampa, Indian Rocks Beach, Sun City, Belleair Beach, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Safety Harbor, Anna Maria, Palmetto, Bradenton, Dunedin, Terra Ceia, Bradenton Beach, Ellenton, Gibsonton.
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