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.

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