Hollywood Street Characters Unmasked, From Thor to Charlie Chaplin

Hollywood Boulevard is full of whimsical characters, but it's not often that we stop and take a look behind their makeup and masks.
Street performers walk along this major thoroughfare of downtown Los Angeles every single day, dressed as everything from old Hollywood celebrities like Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe to pop culture characters like Darth Vader and Thor.
But it was these performers' private lives that inspired photographer Ken Hermann's raw and honest photo series, Hollywood Street Characters, which captures these entertainers off the clock.
As he took each performer's portrait, sometimes in their own home, Hermann discovered that not all of the performers were destitute entertainers, but that some of them were playing their characters as a simple side job.