When I was a kid, I envisioned intricate and complicated Halloween costumes for myself. I can remember my mother saying, “I’m not sure we can make that idea into a costume that you can wear.” Now that I’m on the mascot search committee, I know exactly why she said that and what she meant.
The committee is noodling over many, many ideas that, in the end, won’t be easily represented in a costume. Remember, mascots are expected to be pretty nimble and active in these suits. Here are a couple of suggestions where “making that into a costume” is problematic:
Example 1: The Tribe Spirit
It was suggested that the Tribe Spirit wear an ethereal costume in multiple colors.
Example 2: The Keystone
The wedge-shaped piece at the summit of an arch, regarded as holding the other pieces in place – similar to any of the ones adorning the Chapel at W&M.
In Committee? We are eliminating ideas that are not easily represented in a costume.
- Susan T. Evans
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