On Tuesday we will receive the 2nd drawing from the Mascot Designer and a quote. If everything is in order, we will have the deposit paid and the costume ordered by the end of the week.
The costume is expected to be ready for the Colorado College game on Saturday, March 7th. We will be working with the DU Grilling Society (DUGS) and various student organizations to give the mascot a proper introduction.
$3,400 is in the bank already and another $1,200 in pledges are rolling in. The revised quote is expected to be higher than originally thought because we've made some modifications to the first draft (bigger arms, chest, more "athletic" build).
We still need donations of any denomination to raise several thousand more (WCHA Final 5, NCAA Tourney and Frozen Four are on the immediate horizon, providing the hockey team cooperates). Any donation of $50 will be matched by LetsGoDU.
The skin tone will be "ethnically ambiguous," which is becoming a standard in the mascot industry. We've received a overwhelmingly positive response from students who have seen the mascot design on the blog.
The color scheme for the mascot will match the popular "Welcome to Boontown" logo; crimson pants & shirt, gold/tan vest & black boots.