How do I make a costume more comfortable?

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    How can I feel comfortable in a mascot costume? I have worn a few of these big animal costumes in the past and always found them to be pretty uncomfortable.

    There was one in particular where I thought I was going to faint from sweating! It was really hot outside and inside. Any ideas?

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  • Emmett
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    Focus on the head. Heat should be allowed to escape from the mascot costume’s head. The costume should have a mesh placed strategically in various positions.

    Air flow is important too. There should be vents at the top of the head, mouth and nose. This should help. At the same time, don’t overdo this. Otherwise, you may ruin the appearance of the mascot.

    If your costume doesn’t have this, I don’t think there is anything you can do. You need to get a new one with these components integrated.


    The costume design is important. During the design process, pay attention to the head. This will affect the person wearing it. Things must be aligned so that vision is not impaired in any way. The eyes, nose and mouth should all be positioned properly


    It all depends on the mascot costume, I suppose. If it is not made well, then you will feel uncomfortable. You need it to stay warm in winter and cool in the summer.


    I suggest you call Hogtown Mascots Inc. They are experts and put in so much thought into making uniforms. They also make comfortable costumes!


    Someone said you can’t do anything about a mascot uniform once it is made? I don’t think that’s entirely true. You can make it comfortable.

    For example, if the mascot uniform was not designed properly and it is really hot in the summer, you can wear a cooling vest. This can bring your core temperature down. In summer, you can get really overheated. Sure, it will cost money for a cooling vest. However, it is better to stay safe, isn’t it?

    If you wore a cooling vest, you could actually stay longer in the mascot uniform. I don’t know if you have heard of such a vest, but you wear it over your clothes. They have special pockets to place ice packs. How, ahem, ‘cool’ is that?


    There are also little battery powered fans you can use. You can use these fans to get rid of warm air from within the costume. More importantly, you can place one in the head of the costume to keep your head cool.

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