If you’ve visited Times Square, you’ve seen the costumed characters strolling through the city taking photos with tourists. You’ve probably also heard about their occasional run-ins with the law. We were curious to see what’s really going on behind those masks, so Yahoo Travel spent an afternoon chatting with the characters about life, love, and what they really wear underneath those costumes.
Cookie Monster says that sometimes tourists trip and push him.(Photo: Brittany Jones-Cooper)