You may want your mascot costume to be super tall or wide so that it stands out in a crowd. If your mascot will only perform outside, these features won’t be a problem. If you plan on having your mascot inside, you might need to reconsider the sizing of your mascot.
A standard ceiling is roughly eight feet tall, and standard doorways range anywhere from 18 to 36 inches wide. Consider these measurements when designing your mascot costume, especially if you expect your mascot to perform inside.
If the costume stands too tall, your mascot’s performance will be less effective, or your mascot might not be able to perform at all. If your mascot performer constantly hits the ceiling or is too worried about hitting the ceiling, that will limit the performance. If the costume is too wide, it may not fit through a door and won’t be able to perform in the desired location. If your mascot costume design is tall, make sure that the body suit is easily bendable so the mascot performer can bend down to fit through doors.
Size also plays a role when shipping and storing your costume. If your mascot costume is too large, you may run into problems when trying to transport your costume. Make sure you have adequate storage space and have a transportation plan when designing an oversized mascot costume.