A man is has his photo taken by a Hello Kitty character (right) as he poses with Cookie Monster, another Hello Kitty and Super Mario characters in New York's Times Square on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. A string of arrests in the past few months has brought unwelcome attention to the growing number of people, mostly poor immigrants, who make a living by donning character outfits, roaming Times Square and charging tourists a few dollars to pose with them in photos. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Photo by: Richard Drew

A man is has his photo taken by a Hello Kitty character (right) as he poses with Cookie Monster, another Hello Kitty and Super Mario characters in New York's Times Square on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. A string of arrests in the past few months has brought unwelcome attention to the growing number of people, mostly poor immigrants, who make a living by donning character outfits, roaming Times Square and charging tourists a few dollars to pose with them in photos. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)