The Bespoke Mascot Design Process
Interested to know how we create magnificent mascots for your business? Take a look at our step by step process below.
On receiving your artwork, the design process starts with our design team looking at what you require the mascot to do. Using this information, and taking into consideration which mascot option you have decided to use, a full design proposal will be sent to you.
Once you have placed your order, materials will be sourced, and signed off by you. Depending on your mascot design, Sculptors will start to mould the head and work on the body will commence.
As the mascot nears completion, various tests will be made to make sure that the mascot is useable, including visibility.
The mascot arrives at its new home, and starts earning you money!
Questions that we will ask you to consider during the design process
Is the mascot likely to get dirty?
For example, if the costume will be used on a football field for example, we would recommend certain fabrics that wash easy. We would also recommend having feet that are separate to the main body so that they can be washed more frequently. An additional pair of feet is also advisable▼
Will the head need to be secure?
We were recently asked to produce 2 mascots for a judo club. As these costumes were going to be used in a mock fight, we had to design the heads so that they would not come off. This is easy to do at the design stage and far harder to try and rectify once the mascot has been made.▼
Who will be wearing the mascot costume?
We tend to make the costumes suitable for average sized adults and factor in some kind of adjustment method for different sized people. We can manufacture a mascot to fit an individual but we try and advise people not to do this. These mascots will last for many years (if looked after) and the person who may wear it may well change.▼
What will your mascot key tasks be?
For example, if the mascot will be used to hand out leaflets we would use a fitted glove design rather than a mitt or baggy glove and use non slippery fabric to make the users experience more pleasant.▼
When do you need the mascot?
The design process can take a few weeks. Only when you are happy with our design proposal, and the materials have been signed off, will we start to manufacture the costume. A finished mascot could take up to 8 weeks to be completed from the initial enquiry. At certain, more quiet times of the year, the mascot could be processed faster, but this will need to be discussed.▼
Will the mascot be used inside and outside?
Various shoe / feet options are available to make sure that your mascot is user friendly.▼