As mascot costume designers/fabricators, we think a lot about what being a hero looks like. Not just superhero characters – the theme of heroism is integral to our work beyond a certain character type. Whether it’s an animal, a person or a cereal box, we’re working on characters that represent the best in us. They stand in front of our organizations, our schools, our companies – big bright grins, warm reassuring smiles, competitive snarls with a strong set to the jaw – and lead.
Once a client decides to create a mascot for their school, team, organization, or brand, the first question is often “where to begin?”. Sometimes our clients start with a concept, an idea or a drawing, and sometimes they just know they want a mascot, but haven’t thought much more about it.
When you first begin thinking about how beneficial a mascot could be to your organization you will likely consider the frequency that the mascot costume will be used. You may start to think about whether it would be more beneficial to rent a mascot costume or to buy one.
There are a lot of things to take into consideration before making this type of decision. You need to think about the mascot’s lifespan with your company, how often it will be used, and how unique you want your mascot to be from other organizations mascot costumes.
One of rock 'n' roll's musical icons, Sammy Hagar, also known as the “Red Rocker”, has definitely made a name for himself over the years. From spending almost forty years in the music business, many of those years being the front man for the infamous Van Halen, to owning his own restaurant chains and continuously increasing his philanthropic donations, Sammy Hagar doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
One of his ventures, "Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill", headlines his passion for food and cooking. Sammy Hagar started out with "Cabo Wabo Cantina" in Cabo San Lucas. This was followed by "Cabo Wabo Tequila", and then "Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum" in Maui, Hawaii - his first beach bar location. Expansion continued to busy airport terminals. There are now four "Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill" locations, including one in the Kahului Airport in Maui, Hawaii, JFK Airport in New York, McCarran Airport in Las Vegas and another location in Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, Ohio.
From all of us here at BAM Mascots, we would like to extend the warmest Holiday wishes and a very happy and safe New Year to all.
2016 has been a very busy and successful year for BAM Mascots. We have had a whole lot of fun working with all of our different customers and creating the most unique and exciting mascots.
Our goal is to continue providing our customers with a quality custom mascot product that we can all be proud of. We want you to show off your mascots with pride.