The summer is over, and the teachers and children are back at school – but does your school have a Mascot?
The mascot costume that you choose will become an inherent part of your school and its culture. Because it will so strongly represent your school, choosing a mascot is an important decision to make. You must carefully select a mascot that truly represents what your school, teachers and students are about.
With plenty of colourful animals and creatures to choose from, where do start when choosing a school mascot. To help you with choosing a mascot that is perfect for your school, we’ve compiled a few handy tips.
What is Your School’s Name and Identity?
Your school’s name and unique identity can have a huge impact on what makes sense for a mascot choice. For example, if your school is known for its competitiveness, then a warrior or Spartan design could work. If your school is renowned for its environmental credentials you could have an animal. Or, if your school is steeped in local history, then you could create a unique mascot that represents this!
Location, Location, Location!
Choosing a school mascot based on an animal that is designed around a creature that lives near or on your school grounds is a great idea. As your students encounter the animals regularly they can easily identify with it.
A huge part of school pride is representing your school’s colours. Whatever they are, your mascot should be representing them. All mascots, including animals, can wear clothes. You can have their attire designed the school colours and emblem.
Hold a Mascot Design Contest!
One of the best ways to develop a strong connection between your mascot and your students is to choose a mascot design that was created by the students themselves! Holding a mascot design contest is a great idea.
Still Need Help Choosing a School Mascot?
If you’re still a bit stumped when it comes to choosing a mascot costume, don’t worry, we can help! For more advice please get in touch, after all, we are pretty experienced in creating mascot costumes! We will work to your exact specifications to ensure you get a costume that you and your students will love!