A Mascot Maker's Musings:

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 and our experience … Continue reading 

Stewie Shoes

Making Mascot Shoes

    Mascot shoes are gems. They are our Jimmy Choos At AvantGarb we understands the physics & engineering of a mascot shoe. We make Mascot Choos!!!      


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 

Green mascots - AvantGarb

What is Mascots 101?

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 


Best Custom Mascot Companies

We are mascot making mavens. That said, we would have to be hugely self-centered, if we didn’t admit that there are other mascot companies that make wonderful mascots, as well. What follows is a list of some of the best custom mascot … 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 

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