Below are examples of some of my favorite real-life mascots and their costumed cousins. :)
Sir Spurr (above) and Cocky (below) from the University of South Carolina.
Mike the Tiger (above) and Mike the Tiger (below) from Lousiana State University.
Ralphie the Buffalo (above) and Chip the Buffalo (below) from Colorado University.
Smokey the Bluetick Coonhound (above) and Smokey the Bluetick Coonhound (below) from the University of Tennessee.
Dubs, the Husky...I mean Malamute (above) and Harry the Husky (below) from the University of Washington.
Peruna the Mustang...erm...Shetland Pony (above) and Peruna (below) from Southern Methodist University.
I'm kind of obsessed with team mascots now. These GIFs made me love them even more...oh...and it also made me almost pee my pants when I watched them. Warning: DO NOT take a sip of any drink and watch them. You WILL spray!
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