As I've wanted to tell Donald Duck: in the name of common decency, PUT ON YOUR PANTS!
I've noticed that mascot design emphasizes the head, chest and, when necessary, the tail. Legs are given little attention. They are often saggy and generally look like the designer gave it a half-ass effort. Just sad.
That's to keep your legs from sweating too much.....there aren't a lot of places for the heat to bleed out in those suits; nobody wants to put in small blower fans.
Probably also allows the costumes to accommodate wearers of varying heights (within a certain range; I'm pretty sure that I couldn't wear one, but I'm quite short. Fortunately, I have zero desire to dress up as any sports team's mascot, and little energy to be outraged on behalf of other height-challenged folks who do want to do so).
The shirt is downright mean. Don't U. Florida athletes see enough Fs during the school week?
This earned a water snort from me as I scrolled. Thanks!