A mascot costume is a big investment for your middle school. Your mascot is a huge part of your school life; it is a symbol of your school pride that will bring memories for years to come. To help you get the most from your mascot costume, we have put together some tips to help your middle school care for, protect, and store your mascot.
Most mascot costumes are big and bulky, and hard and expensive to clean. You do not want it to sit in a closet or on a gym floor collecting dirt and dust. An easy solution is to purchase a storage container, like a Mascot Tote, for the body of your costume to protect it from the elements. You may want to invest in a separate, larger box to store the head portion of your costume.
2. Follow Enclosed Instructions
Because your middle school’s mascot costume is such a big investment, it is important to follow the “Caring for Your Mascot” instructions that are included with the costume. Keep this instruction sheet in the storage case with your mascot. The instructions include tips on cleaning, brushing, and more to keep your mascot costume in good shape for many years, so it can be used multiple times.
3. Responsible Mascot Volunteers
It is important that the right person, or people, wear your school mascot costume. Be sure to choose responsible adult and student volunteers to be your mascot on game days and during pep rallies. These volunteers should be able to follow the steps on the “Caring for Your Mascot” instruction sheet on how to put on the costume properly. Many head portions of mascot costumes include a built-in fan and the wearer of the costume will be responsible for its use.
4. Mascot Costume Committee
If you have not already done so, once you have ordered your mascot costume, choose a committee that will be responsible for the upkeep and storage of your costume. One or two people should be enough to complete the duties necessary to protect, clean, and store your middle school mascot costume.
How does your middle school protect and store your mascot costume?
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