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 

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 


With Mascots is it ROI or ROL?

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 

JJ Jumper - NCAA Official mascot

Additional, Identical Mascots?

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 


Mascot in a Minute

We Thrive on Deadlines! When we are working on a tight deadline, the Mascot Mavens here at AvantGarb get pretty excited. We call the tight deadline mascots, “Mascots in a Minute”. The secret to making a deadline, is putting enough … 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 

George Mason University's Gunston

Introducing a New 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 A mascot that looked great several years ago, now looks old and feels old and looks out of date.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 


Add a New Mascot to the Mascot Mix

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 

Muscle mascot arm -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 


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 


Falling in Love with the Mascots

  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 

LaurenCasey - Fish WRTV6

Mascotland on TV

We’re colorful, buoyant and a bit show-y off-y …and when a stylish, lively interviewer with a TV camera comes into the studio it brings it all up to a new level. It’s MascotLand on TV! Lauren Casey, from WRTV6 came by the other day. She … Continue reading