His name is Cimarron and you'll be seeing him at Seminole athletic events and other public appearances. The reason is pretty apparent: A guy in a horse costume is much easier and more affordable to schedule -- not to mention logistics and on-site pooper-scooper duty -- than Osceola and his faithful steed.
Let us know what you think of Cimarron, reimagined by a leading corporate costume designer, on the Nole Poll on the right. And here's the complete release from FSU's Media Relations:
The Athletics Promotions and Marketing Office at Florida State University unveiled on Thursday the costume and logos associated with the revived character “Cimarron” that will be associated with Seminole athletic events.
Under the supervision of FSU’s cheer and spirit groups, Cimarron will make appearances at many Florida State athletic events and functions. In addition, the character will make public appearances and will be available for functions at area schools and service projects. Cimarron will also serve as the mascot of the Florida State University Kid’s Club. Fans can find officially licensed products bearing Cimarron’s likeness at retailers soon.
FSU commissioned the design and fabrication of Cimarron by Scollon Productions, Inc. in the fall of 2011. Scollon has been the costume character designer and manufacturer of choice for many corporations world-wide including Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and over 100 sports teams