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Prolong the Life of your Mascot Costume

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Mascot costumes are a great way to show school spirit, promote products & get ideas across to people. Proper costume care and Maintenance is vital to prolong the life of your character costumes. In addition to offering our cleaning and repair service, this page is designed to help you with some tips on how to care for your costume after each use.

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Prolong the Life of your Mascot Costume

  1. 1. Prolong the Life of your Mascot Costume http://www.team-mascots.com
  2. 2. Mascot costumes are a great way to show school spirit, promote products & get ideas across to people. Proper costume care and Maintenance is vital to prolong the life of your character costumes. In addition to offering our cleaning and repair service, this page is designed to help you with some tips on how to care for your costume after each use. One way to prolong the life of your mascot costume & control the smell is to purchase a cooling kit. How to Care of Your Costume After Use ?
  3. 3. Mascot Cleaning & Repair Tips • Mascot Costume Storage • Cleaning the Body • Cleaning the Head • Cleaning the Feet • Minor Repairs • Storage
  4. 4. Mascot Costume Care Mascot Costume Storage • Always remember to hang your costume body on a hanger and brush it after each use. • Keep the head suspended on a stand to allow it to “air- out” properly following each use. • Store your costume in a well-ventilated area, away from excessive temperatures. Car trunks and back seats are not good places for prolonged storage. • Do not store your costume in a box, bag, or case for long periods.
  5. 5. Cleaning the Body • The costume body should be washed after every third or fourth wearing. Most costume bodies are machine- washable using a cold, delicate cycle with mild detergent and fabric softener. • Allow the costume to drip dry. A dryer may be used, if set to air fluff with no heat. • Brush the costume while it is still damp, using a vented brush. • Do not store the costume while it is still damp. • Do not have the costume dry cleaned. It will cause the fur to mat.
  6. 6. Cleaning the Head • The costume head should be brushed regularly, if it is covered in faux fur. • The fur on the head should be hand cleaned using a mild detergent, such as Woolite. • Store the head in its natural shape. A simple stand can be constructed using PVC pipe. • Clean latex and plastic with a sponge and mild detergent. • Spray disinfectant on the inside of the head to eliminate order. A good mixture is 50% water and 50% Listerine. • Leather/vinyl conditioners, such as Armor All, can be used on the latex portions. Use it lightly and avoid spraying the fabric.
  7. 7. Cleaning the Feet • Feet should be hand cleaned with a mild detergent. Minor Repairs • Minor repairs, using hot glue, contact adhesive, or a needle and thread, can keep little problems from becoming big ones.
  8. 8. Storage • Store the costume in a clean and well ventilated room. • DO NOT store the costume in the carry bag. • Allow the costume to air out between performances. • Place the head in a position that puts the least amount of stress on its shape, (the neck opening). • Hang or neatly fold the body components. Place the feet on their soles separate from the other components.
  9. 9. Get In Touch Address : Team Mascots 13 Pintail Ln Lake Ozark, MO 65049 +1 855-562-7268 1-855-5 MASCOT orders@team- mascots.com http://www.team- mascots.com/ Follow us : https://www.facebook.com/TeamMascots1 https://plus.google.com/u/0/113799045552304504703/posts https://twitter.com/MascotsTeam https://www.pinterest.com/TeamMascots1/

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