1. Quatchi, Sumi, Mukmuk, Miga - 2010
What a little heart warming quartet. These little woodland creatures looked adorable both in CGI form and as furry little mascots parading through the snow-covered streets of Vancouver. Would I put the little round one in my pocket? Absolutely.
3. What The Sochi Mascots Were Supposed To Look Like - 2014
Nothing can go wrong here, right? Look at how fuzzy the bunny is, and look at the polar bear’s round little paws. Don’t forget that leopard’s cool look about him. These little animals are perfect. There’s no way someone would turn them into 10 story monsters for their big Primetime debut!
These guys look like Sega and Anime made a hyper little group of babies. They’re fun, energetic, and really not that creepy! I’d ski with them any day. The also successfully create a genuine smile, rather than a weird, “I’m gonna kill you” grin. Yes, their names might not be their strong-suit, but they’re so happy.
6. Roni - 1980
Basically, Roni might not be the cutest little raccoon, but he’s the ultimate badass. He can successfully pass every event with flying colors. Look at that form! However, we’re starting to get into the creepy territory, because he has only ONE expression…
7. PEOPLE Håkon and Kristin - 1994
Okay, little kids in mittens and colorful wool garments. Cute, but kind of weird. These blonde haired, blue eyed siblings were the mascot of the Lillehammer olympics. Kinda freaks me out.
8. Vučko - 1984
This little wolf was a perfect fit for the 80’s, but do you see that conniving look he has in his eyes, especially for 1984? “Big Brother is Watching You,” anyone?
9. Neve and Gliz - 2006
Ahhhh Neve and Gliz. They really had something going for them from the neck up. They were so promising, until a snowman mated with Gumby.
10. Hidy and Howdy - 1988
Awwww, what could be cuter than two snuggly little cowboy bears?
13. Magique, the “Man-star/snow imp” - 1992
I’m just not sure why you would choose a “snow imp” starfish elf as your mascot. He just really creeps me out and I’m not entirely positive I could give him a hug back. I’m scared he might poke my eye out.
All I’m saying is, this is the LAST thing I would want to see skiing behind me. They look like the round version of Spy v. Spy. *shudder*
16. The Snowlets - 1998
Oh no, the Snowlets, not the Snowlets. Hearing “Snowlet,” one would think awwww a little snowy owl…WRONG! You couldn’t be more wrong. These look like the owls of a serial killer. Their noses, beady eyes, and strange colors all point to signs, their ready to peck my eyes out and feed me to their young.
17. Yoggl - 2012 Winter Youth
Yoggl. I wouldn’t wanna get caught in a staring contest with this guy. Those eyes. Does he not remind anyone else of that creepy horse from Family Guy?
19. What The Sochi Bear Ended Up Looking Like - 2014
Oh man, and I thought the bears from the Miley Cyrus videos creeped my out. The mascots all had such promise. Why animatronics? Why?
Andy why is his face so squished? It’s so small in comparison to his head.
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