Guidelines recommended for the health & wellbeing of your personnel, Before you wear a mascot to give performance, be sure to follow below tips to assure that your mascot get the most impact:
1. The wearer should be of reasonable strength and stamina. The costume is bulky and will get very warm while worn.
2. T-shirt is best to wear under the costume. The wearer should drink plenty of liquids before and after the event
3. The costume should be worn without shoes.
4. Be sure to have a dress rehearsal, becoming comforabtle in the costume before the event will insure the best performance.
5. Hydrate yourself with water and snack on a few pretzels or
potato chips before the event, especially in warm temperatures. Sweat
causes you to lose water and sodium, which contributes to uncomfortable
leg cramps and can make you feel faint. The salt provided by the snack
infuses additional sodium into your system, and the water keeps
dehydration at bay.
6. Although our mascot comes with small
cooling fan,its better create a personal cooling system using two water
bottles and plastic tubing. Chill the water bottles, then remove the
caps. Drill a small hole in each cap. Remove the plastic shavings and
replace the caps. Strap each bottle to a sock-protected ankle using
Velcro straps. Insert one end of the tubing into the bottles and run the
other end up to the neckline of the costume. Secure with safety pins.
Sip cold water through the tubing to provide necessary hydration and
cooling relief inside the mascot costume
7. Move cautiously at
all times. Mascot headgear limits your visibility, a child can be
standing at your feet and out of your field of vision.
Portray a friendly attitude at all times. The mascot is an icon, and
poor behavior by the wearer can reflect negatively on the sports team or
business it represents. Wave to passersby, and offer a handshake to
anyone who comes close to you
9.The operator must never be seen
out of costume in a public place. They must continue to perform as the
characters until out of public view
10.The maximum time
recommended to wear a costume, followed by a break of at least 15
minutes in order to avoid exhaustion is no more than 30 mins.