This big fellow had nothing to do with
mascot costumes, but the project taught us a great deal about patterning
large pieces of foam. The completed project was about 24 feet long and
was displayed for over a year. He had a plastic foam partial skeleton
for support, and hung from several thin wires in a large department
store. The "skin" was half-inch foam with a thin non-woven fabric glued
to the surface, which, when painted with latex colors, gave him an
interesting and believable skin texture.