Why Choose a Professional Mascot Storage Solution?

mascot-storageHere at Hogtown Mascots, we’re dedicated to meeting your mascot needs from the first step of design to the end of its life, and this includes mascot storage. Your mascot will only be in performance for likely a few hours each week, meaning that it needs a safe place to be stored. Closets, lockers and even office spaces are not the best place for keeping your mascot safe, for a variety of reasons. Consider the following elements to proper storage, and why you should choose a professional mascot storage solution.

Climate Control

Like all fabric-based items, mascots can inevitably succumb to poor climate conditions. Humidity is a major concern for the upkeep of fabrics, especially mascots. Humidity can cause a number of problems for a mascot costume, eventually leading to it being completely unusable. One of the biggest issues is that the costume will begin to smell, as the moisture creates a damp, musty scent embedded into the fabric. At the same time, this moisture will slowly cause the costume to develop patches of mold. Once the fabric starts to mold, there is no saving the costume and it will have to be thrown away.

In addition, humidity causes a problem for the internal structure of the mascot as well. Depending on what the structural components of the costume are made of, these materials can also retain moisture and harvest mold and mildew. This can be even more dangerous as it may not be visible, and the mascot wearer may be breathing in these toxins without knowing so.

Tips for Introducing a New Mascot Character

Mascot CharacterAre you planning the big reveal of a totally new mascot character or a new and improved version of your existing mascot? You’ve likely spent a substantial amount of time and money designing and perfecting your mascot character, selecting just the right colours, accessories and outfit for your new team or company representative. You should put an equal effort into planning a creative introduction for your mascot character that maximizes your exposure and creates awareness for not only your new mascot, but also your brand overall.

Here are some tips to consider when revealing your new (or improved!) mascot character to the public:

4 Ways Hogtown Mascots is a Green Mascot Maker

green-mascot-makerHere at Hogtown Mascots, we are mascot makers who are fully committed to providing our clients with the greenest possible techniques for our mascot design, manufacturing and other services. We want to ensure that we’re doing everything in our control to keep the environment safe, which is why we’ve gone out of our way to ensure we offer as many eco-friendly options as possible, including:

How to Identify a Quality Mascot Costume

resort14When you need a quality mascot costume that can endure any difficult environment, it’s incredibly important that you invest in a high quality costume. But with so many mascot companies available to you, how do you ensure that you’re getting the highest quality design and construction? Sometimes it doesn’t just come down to price like purchases in other industries do. In the mascot industry, identifying a quality mascot should come down to the following considerations:

Materials Available

A high quality mascot designer should have a large selection of materials in-house for you to choose from, and give you the option to have a material ordered in should you request it. Depending on the type of mascot you are going with, be it an animal, plant, cartoon or otherwise, the costume may need a number of different materials to create the best look. If a mascot company only has a few material and colour types, there’s a good chance that their designs won’t look the way you want them to.