Since 1975 Shafton Inc. has been serving the needs of theme parks, theater, motion pictures, television, professional and college sports teams, and commercial production. You will find our characters worldwide.

Shafton is dedicated to consistency in quality workmanship. We work with each customer through the entire process, beginning with sketch designs to final completion of the costume. We also service and maintain any costume we produce.

Shafton offers all types of character costumes from animals to super heroes. We also fabricate theatrical costumes for theater, as well as cruise lines.


Client List

  • 20th Century Fox·
  • Alcone·
  • Alliance Films·
  • Animagic·
  • Arizona Public Service·
  • Bagdasarian Productions·
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Bureau of Land Management·
  • Cal Fire·
  • California Academy of Sciences·
  • Canada’s Wonderland·
  • Carowinds
  • Cedar Point Live Entertainment·
  • Chartwell School Dining Services·
  • California Highway Patrol·
  • Clarius Entertainment·
  • Criminal Crystal Cruises·
  • Davis Farmland·
  • Del Mar Thoroughbred Club·
  • Diamond Peak Ski Resort·
  • Disney Worldwide·
  • Department of the Interior·
  • Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom·
  • Department of Transportation/NHTSA·
  • Escondido Union School District·
  • Ferrari World·
  • Fire Safety Canada·
  • Focus Features·
  • FTD·
  • Global Experience Specialists·
  • Gilroy Gardens·
  • Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau·
  • Great America Hollywood Wax Museum·
  • Home Safety Council·
  • Huerta Quorum·
  • Humanetics Innovative Solutions·
  • Info News Toys Ltd.·
  • Integrated Marketing Services·
  • Jim’s Henson’s Creature Shop·
  • Keep Oregon Green Association·
  • King Features·
  • Kings Dominion·
  • Kings Island Knott’s Berry Farm·
  • Lakewood Church·
  • Lego Systems, Inc.·
  • Legoland California·
  • Legoland Denmark·
  • Legoland Discovery Centers Legoland Florida·
  • Legoland Germany·
  • Logix Federal Credit Union·
  • Lowe Campbell Ewald·
  • Madison Square Garden ·
  • Entertainment Mammoth Mountain·
  • Marvel·
  • Michigan’s Adventure·
  • Mother’s Nutritional Center·
  • National Security Technologies·
  • Nebraska Lottery Newport Aquarium·
  • National Fire Protection Association·
  • North Carolina Education Lottery·
  • Oakland Raiders·
  • Petco·
  • PlayStation Preferred Commerce·
  • Princess Cruises·
  • Radio City Entertainment·
  • Rich Marketing·
  • Ride the Ducks International·
  • Rovio Entertainment·
  • San Diego Padres·
  • Sid & Marty Krofft Pictures·
  • Sony Pictures Animation·
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment·
  • Space Race, LLC SSA Communications Inc.·
  • Televisora De Calimex·
  • Texas Department of Transportation·
  • The Ellen Degeneras Show·
  • The Limu CompanyThinkwell·
  • Towne Bank·
  • U.S. Forest Service·
  • United Football League·
  • Universal Studios Florida
  • Universal Studios Hollywood·
  • Universal Studios International·
  • Universal Studios Japan·
  • Valley First Credit Union Valleyfair Live Entertainment·
  • Virginia Beach Department of Public Health·
  • Warner Bros. Pictures·
  • World of Wonder·
  • Worlds of Fun Yuba County Health Department·
  • Zanon USA, Inc.·
  • Zaya Toonz·
Our safety program characters, which include Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog, are available to those organizations affiliated with the appropriate government authority.

Concept & Development:

Shafton can provide a sketch based on the client’s idea, taking into consideration the performer’s needs, the costume wearability and maintenance.


The initial costume is a prototype. Duplicates can be manufactured from the molds and patterns created for the prototype and are generally less in cost. Molds and patterns are the property of the client but will remain at Shafton until the client requests them.


Shafton will clean and maintain any costume it produces for a nominal fee.

Office Manager / Accounting: Lynn Bender

Costume Production & Design Supervisor: Linda Putman

PHONE: (818) 985-5025
FAX: (818) 985-5332

ADDRESS: 36932 Tujunga Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91605

Shafton costumes are used world wide for domestic and international promtion.

All images copyrights reserved Shafton Inc. 2015