By Dean Schwartz (SWAG Master): Mascots and characters are some of the most iconic, recognizable faces in our world. If you don’t believe me, then consider a world without some of them. McDonald’s with no Ronald. Mr. Clean without, well, Mr. Clean. Pillsbury without the Dough Boy, or Frosted Flakes without Tony the Tiger.
You get my point.
Not only are mascots incredibly visible and recognizable, but in being so, they’re also immensely powerful drivers of awareness for your brand, business, school or organization.
Mascots act out the personalities of organizations that can’t do it on their own. Frosted Flakes without Tony the Tiger would just be corn flakes with extra sugar, and who wants that?
So you can imagine our excitement when we found the perfect factory that can successfully bring your/our mascot ideas to life… The product quality is amazing and the price is incredibly competitive for the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail.
And let’s be clear – the term ‘custom’ doesn’t mean that some of the parts are standard, but you get to choose different colors or sizes. We literally mean fully custom, from the concept and design, down to the colors, size, extravagance or simplicity.
The best part is that the SOBO Concepts SWAG design team will help you design yours at no extra charge!
Here’s how it works…
- Send us a photo or image of your mascot and we’ll do all the heavy lifting, translating your design into a full-color rendering. If you’ve always wanted a mascot but don’t have one… Don’t worry, we can handle that as well.
- Our designers will make sure your costume looks exactly how you want before we move forward with the manufacturing process. All colors and materials—fabrics, furs, etc.—will be determined.
- Once a design is agreed on, our team will make sure the costume adapts perfectly to the human form, taking into account a person’s movement and changing proportions. The mounting method will be determined, as will the viewing option for the actor, usually either through the mascot’s eyes or mouth. All dimensions and measurements will be carefully determined at this stage. The designer will then prepare a final sketch, complete with a human schematic inside. Your mascot costume is now ready to be made! We can make just one, or we can produce large quantities of your costume for a big discount.
- During the manufacturing process, we’ll take pictures of the progress to make sure you’re happy with everything. Once your mascot costume is finished, we’ll take pictures of the front and sides and send them to you for approval. If everything looks okay, production starts and we’ll ship it out in around 10 business days. Our collapsible design allows our costumes to be shipped and stored at minimal cost.
Who doesn’t love a mascot… Give SOBO a call to at 888.752.0432 to get started! Before you start dialing, check out some different options below to help get your creative juices flowing.