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Melissa "Gigi" Caricature Hut

Caricaturist from Saint Petersburg, FL - Will travel up to 500 miles
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Caricatures, face painting, silhouettes and costumed characters by Melissa Sarieka Almariei - "Gigi" 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 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 cuts beautiful matted portraits both quickly and eloquently.

Costumed Characters: Princesses, fairies, pirates, Mr. Mouse 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. Melissa is insured and background verified through sterlingbackcheck.com Please contact her with any questions or for more information.

*Rates vary with hours, travel, number of artists and activity requested.
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50+ GigMasters Bookings
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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!

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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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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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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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Please note Melissa "Gigi" 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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