#TipTuesday Staying Cool
[note: I am not being paid to endorse this particular product, I just wanted to share it as an example]
If you plan on doing a costume that involves a lot of you being covered up, remember to stay cool by drinking lots of water, and look at ways to ventilate your hood or helmet so the heat can escape. The The 501st Legion are masters at this (little computer fans inside stormtrooper helmets? Genius!) but another product I like is something devloped for hikers - a bandana with an icepack inside.
I used one like this under my Sensor Girl suit, though I ended up making a sleeve to match the costume, and just picked up some replacement ice-packs online. I kept them in the ice cooler in our room at DragonCon and they stayed nice and cool while I was suiting up.
Heat stroke and dehydration can be very serious business when you’re a costumer, especially if you tend toward big builds like armor and helmets in the summer time. This is me being Safety Pup and reminding you to be aware of your body and know your limits while in costume.