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After years of being the happiest chipmunk for your high school sports team or working the stage as a singing slice of grapefruit for the top fruit beverage company in the region, it might be time to retire your mascot costume. Over time, even the best-made mascot costumes can become outdated, faded, or in a […]

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining proper hygiene has become a constant routine. Hands are being vigorously washed, clothes are being cleaned on a frequent basis, and personal items are being disinfected with an alarming urgency. As you exercise vigilance against the coronavirus, there’s one safety precaution that requires your full attention: cleaning your mascot costume. […]

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We receive lots of enquiries from clients who currently have a mascot costume and are trying to decide whether to keep it or replace it with a new one. Maybe they’ve just pulled it out of storage after a long period of time and it needs some tlc, or perhaps it’s been damaged in some […]

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3 Signs Your Mascot Costume Needs Maintenance

Take a close look at your school or company mascot. If you’ve had the costume for a while, it’s very likely it could use some maintenance to restore it back to tip top condition, ready for your next game or event. Regularly scheduled mascot repair is a good best practice, whether you use your mascot […]

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If you’ve purchased a custom mascot costume for your school, team or company, you’ve made a significant investment – one that will continue to yield returns, as long as some important steps are taken to ensure your mascot has a long, happy life. Over time, a mascot costume will eventually need some repairs, but these […]

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How Often Do Mascot Suits Need to Be Cleaned?

When you’re responsible for the upkeep of your company’s mascot suits, it’s pivotal that they’re kept in pristine condition. But you may be wondering, just how often do mascot suits need to be cleaned? A full professional clean after every wear may seem excessive, and also in many instances not possible. Mascot suits travel with […]

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Here 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 […]

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7 Daily Mascot Cleaning Tips

Part of owning a mascot costume is regular upkeep, and that includes daily cleaning. Without proper mascot cleaning, your mascot costume will soon become unsanitary and could notably shorten the lifespan of your costume as well. As mascot costumes are uniquely made, you may not know the proper mascot cleaning techniques. What follows is a […]

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How to Transport Professional Mascot Costumes Safely

Professional mascot costumes can be a huge investment for many businesses.  Well-designed, marketable mascots need to endure highly active use for a minimum of four to five years, and often cost thousands of dollars to create.  An important consideration for mascot designers is whether or not the mascot costume will be used in one place, […]

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Re-purposing Your Custom Mascot Costume

Regardless of what you’re using your mascot for right now, you may eventually want to evolve or repurpose it. After all your mascot costume still has value, you just have to figure out what that value is and incorporate it into your current business model. You should dust off your old custom mascot costume and use […]

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