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Melissa Gigi of Caricature Hut

Caricaturist from Saint Petersburg, FL - Will travel up to 500 miles
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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 20 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: Melissa and Dan have cut silhouettes for the Musuem of Fine Arts, at weddings and 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

*Rates vary with hours, travel, number of artists and activity requested.
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100+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
Volunteers services for charity events
One of the most outstanding members of The Bash for 2020!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2019!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!

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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PAST EVENTS
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2021
Feb
13
Birthday Party (Kids)
Largo, FL
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2021
Feb
27
Wedding Reception
Placida, FL
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2021
Mar
6
Wedding Reception
Saint Petersburg, FL
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2021
Oct
19
Wedding Reception
Key Largo, FL
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2021
Nov
13
Wedding Reception
St Petersburg, FL
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2021
Nov
20
Wedding Reception
Tampa, FL
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2020
Dec
13
Birthday Party (Kids)
Lutz, FL
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2020
Nov
7
Wedding Reception
Mandeville, LA
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2020
Oct
2
TBA - Am Cancer Society
Tampa, FL
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2020
Sep
12
TBA - CF Walk
Tampa, FL
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2020
Aug
29
Birthday Party (Adult)
Tybee Island, GA
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2020
Aug
9
Birthday Party (Kids)
Tampa, FL
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2020
May
10
Anniversary Party
Odessa, FL
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2020
Mar
7
Caricatures Isla Del Sol YC
Tierra Verde, FL
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2020
Mar
7
Isla Del Sol CH FB
Tierra Verde, FL
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2020
Feb
29
Private Party
Port Richey, FL
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2020
Feb
22
MOFA Wedding
Saint Petersburg, FL
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2020
Feb
10
Private Event
Sarasota, FL
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Face Painting
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Body Painting
Temporary Tattoos
Princess Party
Tarot Card Reader
Circus Act
Pirate Party
Silhouette Artist
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
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First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
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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