Friday, February 25, 2011

WFNY on Location: Making Mascots

Sir CC's hat & gloves - Cleveland Cavaliers
Hey! Check it out!

Rick Grayshock of was here for a day to snoop around and find out how mascots are made. Here's what he found out:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sir CC, Mascot Making and a Sports Writer

Rick Grayshock of spent some time at in MascotLand today. Rick is an ardent Cleveland Cavs fan and writes about them. Recently, he wrote something about Sir CC . That led him to us.

Realizing he could finally satisfy a curiosity about how mascots are made, he made the trek from Columbus, Ohio to Indianapolis. 

He checked out the original patterns for Sir CC's cape and tabard, counted all the foam pieces that go into making mascot shoes, saw mascot eyes before they are painted - and after they are painted and began to understand the importance of center front in the creation of mascots.

We even talked about the similar, quirky passions in the world of sport and the world of art. 

In mascot making those worlds meet and thrive.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy/Sad Mascot Maker

On Mondays through Fridays, I head happily off to AvantGarb to make mascots. 

Today was the 2nd day of an ice storm here in Indianapolis. We are measuring ice on the ground in inches. 

Even though there are mascots that need to be made - AvantGarb was closed. We had a snow day - or rather an ice day. 

Today I was a sad Mascot Maker. Boo-hoo.