As I've been incessantly posing since mid-August, I'm finishing up a Rocket Raccoon cosplay (photos by the end of the week, guys! it's so close to done!).

Only problem? It is HOT. Like, I can't-wear-the-head-for-more-than-five-minutes-hot. Anyone have any suggestions for how to solve this problem? I'm good with lights but not fans, and being blind means that I don't want to do that kind of thing without a sighted friend's assistance until I've learned how to wire it up myself (being electrocuted is no fun). I've also heard of coolant vests or neck wraps.

Anyone who cosplays can give me some pointers? Thanks!