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A Mascot Maker's Musings:

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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 

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Mascot Eyes

We spend a lot of time focusing mascot eyes, so this article in the New York Times about eye contact with characters caught my eye. Here’s a quote from it: “There’s the notion that your relationship with a brand should be like … 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 small company of artists, designers and craft people. Our raison … 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 A mascot that looked great several years ago, now looks old and feels old and looks out of date.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 

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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!!!      

Green mascots - AvantGarb

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 

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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 

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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 

GMU's Gunston mascot w/ kids

Mascots & Community

Where does community spontaneously happen? Where do we bump shoulders with strangers? Where do we just get silly! When we’re in the presence of a mascot, that’s where! The photo at the top of this page is of Gunston. Gunston … Continue reading 

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Mascots on TV

There were multitudes of mascots —well, there were 2 mascots and me – and I am a bit mascot-ish, and Dick Wolfsie, from WISH TV, Channel 8. We were on a live remote for the morning show from AvantGarb’s mascot … Continue reading