Aztec Mascot Costumes

Moctezuma Aztec Ambassador. San Diego State University commissioned a good will character to transition away from a past offensive Native American athletic mascot. This character visited community groups and schools to discuss the role of Native mascots in American athletics. Due to the sensitive nature of the communities, this costume required painstaking research and collaboration with international scholars on both sides of the border.


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The Aztec Warrior, an athletics team mascot for San Diego State University based on year long negotiations with community and Native groups. Endorsed by scholars and community representatives, a major challenge for this design was recreating now endangered species feathers and the fine workmanship of Aztec artisans.


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