“I have never had more fun and been more pleased with a vendor than with Jennifer. When we are ready for our next step, we will definately be using Jennifer and her staff, no question about it.”
Jennifer and the rest of her “groovy” staff at AvantGarb have been a pleasure to work with over the years. The quality, and service that goes with it can’t be matched in the industry. Much love from Grand Rapids!
“Ten years ago we searched for someone who could produce a high-quality, fun mascot. The first TiVoGuy was born and 4 generations later, he (and his newer relatives) are still bringing joy to TV fans everywhere. Nobody does smiles better than AvantGarb!”
If you want your mascot to come to life – only go with the best mascot creators in the business – Avant Garb!
Nothing but love coming your direction from Cleveland.
“The MillerCoors Can costumes look fantastic! They will work perfectly for our promotions. Thank you so much to you and your team. The end result is amazing!!!”
“Jennifer is superb to work with and turns out a quality product at a fair price and in a timely manner! Plus, she’s lots of fun!”
We love the tattoos, and the fans do too!
“Jennifer is a great partner. She has built a terrific mascot for us. She was willing to amend any requests for change with no issues. Every phone call was fun and wacky yet productive…just how I like to do business.”
With a Custom Mascot Costume, you create a Brand Awareness Monster!
Does your strategic marketing campaign need some LIFE? Are your potential customers overlooking print and other media? Revitalize your efforts – mix in a Mascot Costume!
We deliver more than a costume in a box – we make your brand come alive!
Today’s sports marketers realize that a strategically designed and integrated mascot (a true character brand) is more than a diversion during lulls in a game, an attraction in itself. Most colleges and professional teams have adopted costumed mascots to patrol the stands and make community appearances.
A Mascot Maker's Musings:
Way, way before I knew I was in the mascot-making business, I got a call from Hewlett Packard. They needed a mascot to introduce one of their newest product. That was back in 1986. In 2016, we got a call … Continue reading
If you’re thinking about a mascot, but don’t really know where to start, go to AvantGarb’s Mascots 101 link. It has answers to many questions like: Getting a custom mascot design. Understanding mascot costs for a custom mascot. How to order … Continue reading
Yes, the mascot studio is like a haute-couture atelier. Rather than fine silks & wool, our materials are fuzz, fur, foam & fleece. Patterns are drafted, fur fabric is cut, foam is sculpted, ears are placed and eyelids are sewn … Continue reading
When you have a mascot you love, one that you are proud of, you will find you also have a mascot that can go anywhere. It is your community, goodwill representative. I just met with a big, big company. They have a good … Continue reading
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
Budweiser Beer Cans on Ice – Beer Can Mascots Mmmmm- cold beer on ice —even better, Racing Budweiser Beer cans on ice! We’ve been making the Bud Beer Cans for the Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey Beer Can Race. They race … Continue reading
Sometimes creation just buzzes along at AvantGarb. We have enough of the right foam to build the mascot body, we have plenty of the right kind of helmets to put inside the mascot heads, we have plenty of fur, the right … Continue reading
There are a lot of mascots running around, but there’s no central spot where mascots can check in and come together… ….That is, until NOW! INTRODUCING THE NATIONAL MASCOT ASSOCIATION Become a member of the National Mascot Association. The first … Continue reading
Many elements come together in the making of a mascot. These are some of the mascot ingredients: To make a mascot, there are the sculptors, who gives shape to the head, the patternmakers who make pattterns for big, big muscles … Continue reading
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
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
We are all looking for the Return on Investment (ROI). While there are there are ways to measure ROI, the mascot is rarely understood as a factor. The mascot falls into that great unknown category called, “other”. Rather than look at … Continue reading
Why would you need 2 identical mascots? It’s a good question. Isn’t one enough? We made a bunch of identical mascots for the NCAA. J.J. Jumper is the official mascot for the NCAA. There are a lot of schools in the NCAA. J.J. … Continue reading
Racing Presidents Racing Presidents aren’t just for the ballpark. A racing president is a way to celebrate new leadership, bring characters in history to life in a BIG BIG way and strengthen a sponsorship message. The planners of festivities welcoming Dr. … Continue reading
With mascots, it’s true, the more the merrier When one mascot shows up, you know you’re going to have fun. When more than one mascot shows up, it’s going to be a blast! Branded products, schools and teams add mascots, beyond … Continue reading