A Mascot Maker's Musings:

A Truck Mascot with Lights!

  We made a Truck mascot named, Safety Sammy, for Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF). It has lights that turn on & they blink! The video above is one of our “ooh & aah” studio videos. We worked closely with the … Continue reading 

The Best Mascot Company

Are we the best mascot company? We’re awfully good at what we do. We have to be. We’re not a mascot factory. We are a mascot studio. What we do is custom, custom, custom, custom. We make sure all of the … Continue reading 

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 

JJ Jumper - NCAA Official mascot

Custom Mascots, Original Characters

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

George Mason University's Gunston

Introducing & Updating a New Mascot

What not to do It was a fiasco when a large, midwest university decided to update their very distinctive mascot. The mascot is an esteemed mascot in the university culture. He has a distinctive look. The new mascot was introduced at the … Continue reading 

A Library Mascot

A New Book Mascot for the Indianapolis Library The Indy Library wanted to update the mascot. They wanted the big book to be a bit smaller so it could be more easily transported —and they wanted a few other changes. The Library … Continue reading 

Mascot Fabulousness – Bucky the Buccaneer

There is a moment, when sculpting a big mascot head, or designing hugely, fabulous mascot clothes when I feel the mascot coming to life. For Bucky the Buccaneer, a mascot we made for Barry University, it was when we were making his fabulous, Buccaneer coat. … Continue reading 

The Queen of Fuzz Talks About Mascots

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 

Mascots and Diversity

Though mascots don’t speak, they have a lot to say. Schools are in intense conversation about what their school mascot says about diversity on campus. The mascot is the public face of the school. Students graduate, school professors and presidents come and go. Even mascots … Continue reading