The Cons of Foam Mascots
Are you considering purchasing multiple duplicate mascots for your brand? At Olympus Mascots, our foam mascots are crafted 100% by hand. To ensure exact replication, we recommend an ABS plastic mold. If we have your mold on hand, you won’t even have to send in your mascot for future replications.
Foam acts as a sponge and absorbs all of your mascot performer’s sweat and odors. However, ABS plastic can easily be wiped down and sanitized with disinfectant wipes to keep it smelling fresh and clean. Foam mascots can be sprayed down with a disinfectant, but you must be careful so that the material is not over saturated.
Over time, foam mascots will begin to disintegrate, causing the mascot costume to lose its original shape. Typically, foam mascots have a shorter shelf life than ABS plastic mascots. If you’re looking for a long-lasting costume, we recommend a custom mascot with a plastic form.
When creating your custom mascot, a good item to consider is how your mascot costume will be transported from Point A to Point B. How is your brand character traveling to your school or company’s various events and activities? Due to their large shape, foam mascots provide some traveling difficulties, especially in cars. Along with this, make sure to measure in advance any doorways or walkways to ensure your mascot can fit everywhere you need it to! Often times, foam mascots introduce transportation difficulties. If that is the case, you may want to consider constructing a mascot from a plastic material.