The hippo suit has been designed to be as lightweight and cool as possible to wear, easy to wash and maintain, adjustable, comfortable and cool with great vision, ventilation and easy to animate. The head is made from a non-absorbent, lightweight vacuum-formed material, strong enough to rivet in an adjustable helmet, and easy to ventilate with multiple drilled holes in the structure.
The body of the suit is made from well-shaped structured cotton pyjamas over a washable underbody shape. The fur for the paws and feet is kept to a minimum to keep the wearer cool. Although it looks like full-furry hippo suit wearing pyjamas, it has been thoroughly constructed to keep the wearer cool. It is very easy to wash and maintain, being made in several parts.