• AGBB-WELCOME2
  • AGBB-HOW2ORDER
  • AGBB-CRAFT
  • AGBB-REPAIR
  • AGBB-WELCOME
  • AGBB-BUILTTOHUG
  • AGBB-ALIVE

A Mascot Maker's Musings:

LightUp Eye

Mascots with Lights!

We know how to do it!  Imagine a mascot with wings that twinkle, an illuminated nose, 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 

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 

IMG_1017

Mascot Ingredients

Many elements come together in the creation of a mascot. These are some of the mascot ingredients:  Of course, there are the sculptors, who gives shape to the head, the patternmakers who make pattterns for big, big muscles – or … 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 

KonaMascot

A Penguin Mascot with Style

Penguins already have style. Their daily wear is a tuxedo. Kona the Penguin adds zing to the traditional penguin garb. Kona is the mascot for Kona Ice. There are many details that make Kona a one-of-a kind. A Penguin’s Very Specific … Continue reading 

Green mascots - AvantGarb

Wildly Generous Mascots

Be Generous! Mascots are wildly generous. We have learned a thing or 2 about generosity and charitable giving from mascots! We make wonderful big mascot heads and bodies. It’s a joyous business. We try to spread the joy by donating to some cool, do-good … 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 

JQ&eye

Biz, Blessings & a Martini

AvantGarb has been a growing, productive business for a really long time. I started AvantGarb in my Berkeley, California garage when my youngest daughter was about 3 months old. From the start, AvantGarb has been profitable and the dollars have … Continue reading