Michigan State's mascot has gotten a makeover.

Sort of.

Sparty debuted his new armor for Friday's season opener. His get-up now matches the color scheme MSU adopted a few years ago, with a darker shade of green.

More than $15,000 was raised to fund Sparty's new attire.

Here's a side-by-side comparison. What do you think? Improved?

Left image courtesy Michigan State University. Right image courtesy Getty Images.