The Balaclava, originally designed in Europe as Alpine
ski wear, has been adapted for a variety of uses in many industries
- from racing to costuming. The Balaclava fits snugly over the
head, neck, shoulders and upper chest of the wearer or mascot.
Elastic straps secure the garment under the arms to prevent
bunching up or riding up under clothing or costumes. The smooth
look and feel of Supplex- Lycra provides maximum flexibility
in range of motion as well as comfort and stability for the
mascot. When the costume is worn for extended periods of time
in active situations, the unique construction of Supplex-Lycra
keeps the mascot as cool and dry as possible.
Balaclava is sold in standard and custom colors. Hoods can
be dyed to your costume's unique specifications. This added
benefit alone can preserve the "believability" of
a character, especially upon separation of the head and body
pieces. Characters become alive and real. Crowds and spectators
see only the "character" behind the costume, not
the flesh tones of a mascot's neck.
hooded Jimi Cap is currently marketed to the sports
and entertainment industries such as Disney World, Six Flags
Magic Mountain, Sea World and Knotts Berry Farms.