A Mascot Maker's Musings:


Custom Mascot Costume Design

Before bringing a custom mascot to life, we need to see a custom mascot costume design. Sometimes the client already has a wonderful mascot design, sometimes we are duplicating an existing mascots. Often, the client has an idea about what … Continue reading 

Herd of Mascots

How much does a custom mascot cost?

This is, of course, one of the first questions people ask when seeking to purchase a custom mascot costume. It’s a hard question to answer, there are many variables. However, I’ll try. Single Mascot Costs If you are buying one custom … Continue reading 

Rowdie - veteran's dat

9 Reasons to get a Custom Mascot

Why get a big bundle of fuzz and foam with a big head?  1. Mascots are media magnets. No matter how good-looking and socially savvy your marketing people are, they will not get the attention a mascot gets by just … Continue reading 


Mascot Company Culture

I was having lunch, with my husband, at Chipoltle.  He had just read about how Chipoltle had started and they’re current tagline, “Food with integrity.” What interested me was that Chiplotle was started by a chef at Stars – In SanFrancisco … Continue reading 


Mascot Love

Mascot Love is infectious – in the best way! Mascots are foolishly, crazily,sillily in love with everyone they encounter. They love the team, the fans, the referrees. They love the young, the old. They love you rich or poor – beautiful or … Continue reading 

JJ Jumper - NCAA Official mascot

Signature Mascots / Custom Characters

AvantGarb designs & creates Signature Mascots or custom mascots characters. They are mascots that represent a team, school, event, product —even an idea. Each of the mascots is unique. We’re a dynamic company of artists, designers and craft people. Our raison d’etre, … Continue reading 

LightUp Eye

Mascots with Lights!

We know how to do it!  Imagine a mascot with wings that twinkle, an illuminated screen, eyes that glow, mascot clothing with lights. We will make your mascot a beacon in the dark! We will light up your mascot. Imagine … Continue reading 

George Mason University's Gunston

How to update a mascot

It happens. A mascot that looked great several years ago, now looks old and feels old and looks out of date. As there are trends in fashion and car design, there are mascot trends, as well. Your mascot has started to … Continue reading 

National Mascot Association logo

National Mascot Association

People often ask me if there is a mascot organizations. The answer is, “not really”. There are places where mascot people show up, to be part of the trade show scene. IFEA (International Festivals & Events), comes to mind. Or … Continue reading 

Bulked-up Laura

Wally Wabash – Updated College Mascot

We got the call awhile ago from Wabash College. They wanted a new, updated, Wally Wabash mascot. Alumni of Wabash College sport the special Wabash College license plate – and that license plate has a wonderful drawing of Wally. AvantGarb … Continue reading 

Fat suit

Mascot Fatsuits

Do I Look Fat? There are many, many fat mascots, but there are very, very few fat mascot performers. Mascot performing is an athletic and — well —a theatrical profession. Here in Mascotland, we make many fatsuits. They are the “underwear” … Continue reading 

Jenifer Q Smith - Queen of Fuzz - AvantGarb mascot Makers

Talking About Mascots with David Boyer

Jennifer Smith interview  – for Indiana’s Got Talent blog Jennifer Q Smith is the Queen of Fuzz at Avant Garb, a company that designs and builds mascots for teams, universities and corporations throughout the country. She has been making, wearing and … Continue reading