Cosmo: The Evolution of a Cougar
Cosmo Cougar made his debut in 1953, and in 2016 he’s in better shape than ever before. This entertaining photo exhibition highlights changes in Cosmo’s costume over the last six decades, showing the evolution of the mascot’s outfit.
Attentive visitors are invited to identify the subtle differences from year to year and to evaluate the physical appearance of the university’s famous feline. There’s a possibility that a few lucky visitors may even have a photo opportunity with Cosmo on home football game days.
- Digitized Collections at the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library
- Michael White, “Cosmo: The Mascot, the Myth, the Legend,” Daily Universe
- Travis Mortenson, “History of Cosmo: The Coolest Cat in Town,” Daily Universe
- Mike Walker, “History of the Cosmos,” BYU alumni magazine
- Jessica L. Reschke, exhibition curator, Education in Zion Gallery, Brigham Young University
- Heather M. Seferovich, exhibition curator, Education in Zion Gallery, Brigham Young University
- Kate Everson, exhibition designer, Education in Zion Gallery, Brigham Young University
- Mark A. Philbrick, Photographer, Brigham Young University
- Jaren Wilkey, Photographer, Brigham Young University
- Russ Taylor, associate university librarian, Lee Library, Brigham Young University, and advisory committee chair for Education in Zion Gallery