Custom Made Mascots

Mascots SA have been creating World Class Custom Made Mascots since 2004. Our Prestigious stable of clients are testament to our quality.

A Free Conceptual Design is all Part Of The Service.  

Mascots SA offer a high quality custom mascot design and development service. Our art department can assist you in taking your mascot vision from conception to a complete custom designed mascot costume. Our very experienced design team will select the best materials and fabrics to ensure a quality and durable end product.



Production Processes include:

  • 2D Conceptual Design

  • 3D Modelling

  • Prototyping

  • 3D Sculpting

  • Mould Making

  • Thermo Forming & CNC

  • Pattern Making

  • Fabric Sourcing & Selection

  • Speciality Fabric Importing

  • Fabric Printing

  • 3D Fabrication

  • Costume & Tailoring

  • Prop Design & Manufacture

  • Eye / Teeth Character Detailing

  • Ventilation & Vision

  • Comfort, Balance & Security

  • Storage & Transport options

  • Air Brushing

  • Animatronics

  • Branding

  • Embroidery

As a mascot is expected to represent your brand for a long time it is vital that it has been manufactured to withstand the hard life mascots have to endure. This is often underestimated which can prove to be an expensive mistake. 

It All Starts With The Design

Before developing a mascot we must have a good design. Without this we have nothing to work with. A good design will result in a good mascot that will continue to represent your brand for many years. A poor design is quite the opposite. If you already have a design then we can start with the development process. If not, we must work together to design your unique character. Mascots SA has an in-house art & animation department to assist you in this. During the Design Phase we will take into account Size, Vision, Ventilation, Comfort, Balance, Fabrics & Branding.


The following Top 10 points must be taken into account when designing a mascot.

  1. What is the mascot to be used for? Typical options are: Meet & Greet, Walk & Wave, Dance & Performance

  2. How many mascots are required. This can impact the development process and save on end costs per unit.

  3. Ventilation and comfort. The mascot must be practical for the wearer. Consider optional cooling systems.

  4. Vision. Safety is very important.

  5. Transport and Storage. How will the mascot be transported. This impacts on size and storage.

  6. Branding. How much branding and where. Artwork for branding.

  7. Dress Code: How is the mascot to be dressed. Optional accessories etc

  8. Company Colours and Fabrics to be used

  9. Cleaning. How to keep the mascot clean and in good condition

  10. Animatronics. Do you require moving eyes, mouths, ears or other special effects.


Once a conceptual idea of the mascot has been agreed, our artists will start the process with line drawings for your approval. From here the mascot design will start to come to life as colour and final details are added to the design to show how the final mascot will look. Once you have approved the design,  we can accurately quote for the mascot(s). Once accepted the development process can begin.

On acceptance of the quotation and payment of a 50% deposit the manufacturing process will begin. We will give you an estimated date for delivery. . If your requirement is very urgent we will do our best to accommodate your deadline.

The process to manufacture includes final design, making a prototype to ensure comfort and fit, sculpting original components and making molds, casting molds, pattern design, assembly and characterization. Samples of the materials and colors will be given to you for approval and you must supply us with the artwork for branding where appropriate.

Post Production

After completion of the mascot(s) everything is tried on to verify that all is correct as per the approved designs. Any adjustments are made during this process. Photographs are taken and sent to you for final approvals. 


The Final Touch

At Mascots SA we offer various options to make your mascot experience more enjoyable for the wearer. Our fan assisted cooling system is a must in our hot African climate and the Cooling Vest very popular. A padded Tote Bag or hard flight case will ensure that your investment is transported and stored safely.