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How to Find Inspiration for Your Custom Designed Mascot Costume

[fa icon="calendar"] Mar 2, 2017, 9:46:18 AM / by Angie Maxine

Rhino Mascots At Lilac Festival You’ve thought about it for a while. You feel that a mascot is exactly what your school or organization needs to build team spirit and get your name noticed. The only problem is, you have no idea what type of mascot you want.

There are many routes you can take in finding inspiration for that perfect custom designed mascot. You could use your organization's logo and make it come to life in 3-D style, or you could think completely out of the box, and come up with your own fictional character to fit the profile of who you want to present to your team, students or customers.

Here are some ideas that could help you find the inspiration you need to come up with a great mascot concept.

Mascot Characters

The options for the type of character you want your mascot to represent is endless. You can create a character that is a person, an animal, an object, and even your organization's logo. Think about what your target audience will enjoy watching and listening to. Your target audience is your most important critic and fan base, so be sure you know who they are and what type of characters they might enjoy.

Take logo mascots for example. BAM has created many logo concept based mascots. We are able to take your logo, and add a few design changes, in order to create a 3-D walkabout character costume. The nice thing about working with us, when creating a custom mascot, is that you are involved throughout the entire process. The design and concept will have your input and verification before your mascot is put into production. This means that you are able put your stamp on the project.

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Perhaps your organization has used a mascot before and you can revise and up-date the character? Look for inspiration in past events, your location, special features (what makes you different), and core values.

No matter which character you choose to represent your organization, make sure it speaks to your target audience and will be a good ambassador for your organization's values.

Social Media

Social media is a great place to get inspiration and different ideas. Social hubs, such as Pinterest, are filled with pictures, content and videos. What type of mascots are used by your competitors or schools in your area? You want to do a bit of research and make sure your concept is unique.Sweet Leaf Mascot

BAM Mascots Gallery

Another great place to look for design inspiration is our BAM Mascot Gallery. We have created thousands of unique costumes and have posted many of them in our gallery for you to browse through. We have them grouped by type, so you will have an easier time navigating and finding a character that you are most interested in. Who knows, you may see a few that you like and want to combine their features; the world is your mascot oyster.

Wrigleys - Extra Gum MascotHere are a few of the galleries that we have displayed on the BAM Mascots website:

If you have a design that you would like us to bring to life, or even just ideas, please contact us. We will work with you to create the mascot that you’ve always wanted.

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The BAM Mascots team blends creativity with manufacturing excellence to create an innovative, high-quality mascot for your schoolsports team or organization.  With more than 25 years experience in mascot design and manufacturing, and hundreds of mascots in our portfolio, the BAM team has the knowledge and skills to bring your dream mascot to life.  Contact us today at 1-877-858-4226 to get started!

Topics: Why A Mascot?, Mascot Marketing, Logo Mascots

Written by Angie Maxine

Angie is a co-owner and partner of BAM Mascots, a leading Canadian maker of custom designed mascots.