ASU Opens Voting for Sparky Design to Replace the Child-Predator Costume

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The Sparky costume options.


Arizona State University has opened the voting process to replace the recently designed costume for Sparky the Sun Devil, and the four options for the new, new Sparky look far less likely to be behind the wheel of a windowless white van, telling children that they have candy and puppies in the back.

See also:
-ASU Calls for a Vote on Sparky's Look, in Place of the New Sex-Offender Buzz Lightyear
-ASU's Sparky Mascot Gets a (Pretty Scary) Facelift from Disney

The voting process opened early this morning -- it can be accessed here -- and it's closing on May 5.

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What the new Sparky was supposed to look like.
Shortly after ASU showed off its new design for the Sparky mascot costume a couple months ago, the University announced that it had "received feedback from some of its constituents about the design of the head and face of the mascot costume," which was an understatement, because it was scary as hell.

The actual logo wasn't changed, and "Option B" pictured above is probably closest to what the old mascot looked like. Still, all four of the designs are at least a little toned down from the one unveiled earlier this year.

The voting process is only open to ASU students, faculty, staff, alumni, football season ticket holders, Sun Devil Club members, and donors, so if you're not one of those, you're SOL for the vote.

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Zocalo
Zocalo

because this paper supports child predators we all know how they'd vote. they would vote to keep it.

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

I think they should use all of them and get about 400 people to get in costume, run through the crowd sneaking up behind anyone wearing a cross neckless and scare the crap out of them.

Solitudo Persephone
Solitudo Persephone

I agree with Tyburn Gallows. If Sparky is involved with the New Times and hocks racist merch, I need to know which Sparky to avoid.

Tyburn Gallows
Tyburn Gallows

I like the Sparky that doesn't allow racists to sell merch at his show. Which one is that?

Richard Quiroz
Richard Quiroz

no option of original SPARKY. I'm old school like that, so no vote from me.

Brandon Mahoney
Brandon Mahoney

UofA is a joke, who says "beardown"for a wild cat! Get your shit straight Jay Mutum!

Sue White
Sue White

Anything easier for my Puddles the Oregon Duck to take down.

Ed Carr
Ed Carr

Dunno, FB flashes that warning...

Alison Brandt
Alison Brandt

no issues here Ed Carr, or on the guacamole one

Ed Carr
Ed Carr

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Cynthia Ann Paulson
Cynthia Ann Paulson

The vote is limited to ASU students, faculty, staff, degreed alumni, Alumni Association members, Sun Devil Club members, athletic season ticket holders, and donors.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

A decision by committee. 

This is like watching paint dry.

TaxpayingVoter
TaxpayingVoter

I'm SO glad they dumped that horrific fright that was the last one.  Yeeesh.

raoul.duke54
raoul.duke54

B and D look the same, like they're trying to split the vote on the best one there so a suckier one can win

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