Building a Mascot Costume: Easy as 1, 2, 3!

So, you need to design a mascot costume for your team or organization? 

So, what are you waiting for?! Read this no-nonsense article on how to build the perfect mascot costume. 

example of a blueprint for a mascot costume

First, take your time in the design and blueprint process of your mascot costume.

Make sure the mascot you decide on fully represents your organization and it's values.

Remember, your mascot is the face of your organization!

So, be sure that you don't infringe on any copyrights when it comes to your mascot costume resembling any popular cartoon or movie characters. Most importantly, have fun with the design process!

This is the perfect time to get your creative juices flowing and bounce ideas off of everyone else involved.

Once you've settled on a design for your mascot costume, it's time to choose a company to work with.

This is no small feat, as whichever costume company you decide to partner with will be tasked to make your costume dreams a reality!

As with any major purchase, you'll want to get at least 3 bids from reputable costume companies. Along with these pricing estimates, it may be helpful to also meet face to face with the individuals who will be in charge of designing your mascot costume. This will enable you to be absolutely certain that you pick the right costume company for the job.

example of collecting costume company bids for designing a mascot costume

Finally, now that you've selected a costume company and have your mascot costume brought to life, it's time to start marketing.

Mascot Marketing is basically just a fancy way of saying putting your new, flashy mascot to good financial use.

While many mascot costumes can typically cost between $1,000 and $7,000, they can more than pay for their initial investment. By having a well-known mascot to represent your organization at events all across town, you'll draw people into your organization.

If you have a line of merchandise and social media account to go along with your mascot, even better! This will allow you to stay relevant in everyone's minds and stay connected to your consumers.

We unfortunately no longer carry mascots because of the cost/time of shipping, but we are currently writing a blog post on how to shop for mascots online, specially finding deals on Alibaba and eBay (you can save over 50% in some cases). Subscribe to our newsletter to be updated when it's published.