With the summer months ahead you may be wondering: how can our mascot performer keep cool and comfortable in the heat?
Here are our top tips to beat the heat in your mascot.
You wouldn’t go for a run in the heat when parched and on an empty stomach, right? Neither should your mascot performer. As mascot performance is an athletic activity, and your performers should be adequately hydrated, fed and well rested.
Turn on that fan
All Promo Bears costumes come equipped with a fan in the head. This allows air to keep circulating around the head of the performer. Before a performance, make sure you have fresh batteries that will last the whole day.
Location, location, location
Think about where your mascot will be performing. If possible move your performances indoors where there is air-conditioning. If your event is outdoors, consider performing in the shade of a tree or building, instead of direct sunlight.
Lighten the load
Depending on your mascot costume you may choose to change up your costume. For example, leave off extra clothing or accessories. You may also be able to use the mascot head and hands only and cover the performer in other clothing. In extreme heat, this may be more comfortable for your performer than wearing a full mascot bodysuit.