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    Mascot Costume Help!

    Hoping somebody here has some info to help me! Every year for the ISU vs IA football game we have a party and I dress up or do something very ISU themed. One year I painted a #1 jersey on me and it was like 40 degrees out and raining, another year I just wore the bib overalls and put a bunch of ISU tattoos and sweatbands on, and last year I put on one of those youth ISU football uniforms.



    Anyhow this year I'm thinking about dressing up in a red bird costume as close to Cy as I can. I have found one online that I can rent for $85 plus tax & shipping and has an $80 deposit which is pretty cheap but I'm nervous about the whole ordering online thing and not getting exactly what's pictured! So I was wondering if anybody knew of places in IA that I could rent something like this from? I checked with the Theatrical Shop in Valley Junction and they said they don't have anything like that.

    Here's the one I found online... Kind of has the old vintage Cy look



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    Re: Mascot Costume Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by clone4lyfe View Post
    Hoping somebody here has some info to help me! Every year for the ISU vs IA football game we have a party and I dress up or do something very ISU themed. One year I painted a #1 jersey on me and it was like 40 degrees out and raining, another year I just wore the bib overalls and put a bunch of ISU tattoos and sweatbands on, and last year I put on one of those youth ISU football uniforms.



    Anyhow this year I'm thinking about dressing up in a red bird costume as close to Cy as I can. I have found one online that I can rent for $85 plus tax & shipping and has an $80 deposit which is pretty cheap but I'm nervous about the whole ordering online thing and not getting exactly what's pictured! So I was wondering if anybody knew of places in IA that I could rent something like this from? I checked with the Theatrical Shop in Valley Junction and they said they don't have anything like that.

    Here's the one I found online... Kind of has the old vintage Cy look
    If you rent it, don't lose it.



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    Re: Mascot Costume Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by clone4lyfe View Post
    Here's the one I found online... Kind of has the old vintage Cy look
    How are you going to drink in that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    If you rent it, don't lose it.
    Yeah, replacement value is around $1K so I'll be taking real good care of it and making sure it's always in a safe place until I return it.



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    Re: Mascot Costume Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    How are you going to drink in that?
    I'll have my daughter and don't drink when I have her around so that won't be a worry.



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    Re: Mascot Costume Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    How are you going to drink in that?
    This is and always should be the #1 question that has to be answered prior to selecting any costume for the Iowa State vs. Iowa game.



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    Re: Mascot Costume Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by clone4lyfe View Post
    I'll have my daughter and don't drink when I have her around so that won't be a worry.
    I have the perfect solution. Wear this under the costume head. Your daughter will be none the wiser...
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    "There are five real good recruits in the state. We got three of them. One couldn’t get into school, and the other went to (the University of) Iowa...which is about the same thing." - Coach Johnny Orr

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    Re: Mascot Costume Help!

    My daugher also has one of those Cy head hats so my other option is to make my own by just buying some red material to throw over my shoulders and hot gluing red boas to it and then painting my face red and wearing the hat.



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    Re: Mascot Costume Help!

    I like the Costume. You could make it look even more like cy by putting an Football jersey over it.



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    Re: Mascot Costume Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    I have the perfect solution. Wear this under the costume head. Your daughter will be none the wiser...
    No need for that if I already have one of these...

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    Re: Mascot Costume Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by clone4lyfe View Post
    My daugher also has one of those Cy head hats so my other option is to make my own by just buying some red material to throw over my shoulders and hot gluing red boas to it and then painting my face red and wearing the hat.
    Ok... now you have crossed the line. It is one thing to get dressed up in a cardinal outfit but now you are actually discussing a combination of things that would be more appropriate to wear to the bars in Iowa City. I understand your desire to make a statement with your costume but that isn't really the statement that you want to make. It could also lead to your daughter being put into protective custody.



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    Re: Mascot Costume Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    I have the perfect solution. Wear this under the costume head. Your daughter will be none the wiser...
    I still haven't spread enough rep to get you here. Maybe C-Willy needs to talk to Obama to loosen up the restrictions here.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonestate78 View Post
    Ok... now you have crossed the line. It is one thing to get dressed up in a cardinal outfit but now you are actually discussing a combination of things that would be more appropriate to wear to the bars in Iowa City. I understand your desire to make a statement with your costume but that isn't really the statement that you want to make. It could also lead to your daughter being put into protective custody.
    HAHAHA... Just thinking through all my options and believe me this would be an absolute last resort!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by clone4lyfe View Post
    HAHAHA... Just thinking through all my options and believe me this would be an absolute last resort!!!
    Whatever you do for the love of God.... don't do that.



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    Re: Mascot Costume Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonestate78 View Post
    I still haven't spread enough rep to get you here. Maybe C-Willy needs to talk to Obama to loosen up the restrictions here.
    No worries. I just repped Velo in your name, 78.

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