The most common fabrics are: faux fur/fleece, antron (muppet) fleece, Bur-fab (Veltex) and poly/cotton twills. Other specialty fabrics are used, depending on the mascot design. We NEVER use upholstery foam, fiberglass or any compressed paper product in our mascots.
What materials are mascots made from?
While different detail components of the mascot like eyes, tongues, etc. are usually made from a special type of plastic or rubber. The foam we use for our mascots ranges from very rigid (usually used for feet and heads) to very flexible (used for things like the bodysuit).
What are costume heads made of?
The shell for your mascot head can be made of durable, lightweight paper mache or fiberglass. Heads are usually entirely covered in fur or fabric in the case of animals, and human characters are typically covered with flesh-colored terri cloth to simulate plush skin texture.
What does a mascot wear?
As a mascot performer, it is best to wear light clothing. Underneath a mascot costume it is best to wear shorts and a t-shirt that are made with a wicking fabric. Wicking fabric underneath a mascot costume helps draw moisture away from the performer’s skin.
How do you wash a mascot suit?
Machine Washing: When machine washing the flexible parts of your mascot costume (gloves, clothing, jumpsuit, etc.), wash them alone in cold water with a mild detergent and a gentle wash cycle.
What does a mascot represent?
A mascot is any human, animal, or object thought to bring luck, or anything used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team, society, military unit, or brand name. Mascots are also used as fictional, representative spokespeople for consumer products.
How hot is it in a mascot costume?
How hot does it actually get inside a mascot costume? There are claims of temperatures as high as 140 degrees on various websites, but there doesn’t appear to be actual hard data.
Are mascot costumes heavy?
A Mascot Costume Is Heavy
A mascot costume is usually bulkier and heavier than other costumes. The headpiece is especially noticeably huge. Getting used to the additional weight and bulk takes time. For this reason, the costume should be comfortable enough to allow both free and safe movements.
What do you call a mascot suit?
A costumed performer or suit performer wears a costume that usually, (but not always) covers the performer’s face, typically to represent a non-human character such as a mascot or cartoon character. … Problems in suit performance include intense physical exertion, claustrophobia and hyperthermia.
What makes a good mascot?
A good mascot with an exciting personality can add character, charisma and specific and recognizable traits to your brand as well. Most of the time, mascots are just a really fun and high-energy way to inject some life, excitement, and not to mention silly entertainment into any event.