How to Look After your Mascot Costume

January 30, 2019

You’re probably not surprised to find out that washing and caring for your mascot costume is a bit different than the rest of the items in your laundry basket. Nope, not even a gentle hand-wash cycle on your domestic washing machine is going to get the job done.

Instead, Rainbow Productions recommends that our customers send their mascot back to us to take advantage of our full refurbishment service. After all, a professional mascot costume requires professional cleaning and care!

Keep reading to find out how a character costume should really be looked after:

Keep on top of routine cleaning

You should wipe your mascot costume down with some light detergent diluted with warm water after each use and carefully wipe off any spillages.

Airing

After wiping any spillages from your mascot, it is important to hang it up with space to air out and dry sufficiently. In order to avoid a damp or musty smell, try to ensure the costume dries within one day.

How do you wash a mascot suit?

Mascot suits should be professionally cleaned.

When you send your mascot back to us to be cleaned, we’ll start with a shampoo scrub and advanced water vacuuming technology. The head and feet of the mascot are then cleaned by hand. Rainbow Productions can also carry out any required repairs to your mascot within our refurbishment service.

How often should I have my mascot suit washed?

The frequency of washing services depends on its overall use. At the bare minimum, you’ll want to have an annual or biannual professional deep-clean to keep your mascot in tip-top condition.

Storing sufficiently

Once the mascot costume is clean, aired and fully dry, it is important to store it in a place where it will not get damaged or marked.The best thing to do is hang the costume somewhere dry and clean, perhaps in your company’s main office. While it can be tempting to box it away somewhere, it is much better to hang it up somewhere safe.

Book a professional clean with Rainbow Productions

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When you book a professional clean and refurbishment with Rainbow Productions, we can collect and deliver the costume at a time that suits you. We are very careful with the costume during transport and are confident that our service will keep the face of your brand looking at its best, longer.
Rainbow Productions can create a custom mascot for your brand and ensure it stays in good conditio. Contact us now to see how we can help.