Nothing but love coming your direction from Cleveland.
“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!”
— Amy Stanley - RocheDiagnostics
“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.”
— Barry Hardy for Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Jr: for Kids
“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.”
— Andy Ruge - George Mason University
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!
— Rich Meyers - Director of Game Ops - Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
“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!”
— Bard Williams, Director, Marketing, TiVo Inc.
If you want your mascot to come to life – only go with the best mascot creators in the business – Avant Garb!
— Jeff Walrich - Director of Athletics - Gilmour Academy
We love the tattoos, and the fans do too!
— Sir C.C. - Cleveland Cavs
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.
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.
There are companies that make many, many, many copies of the same mascot, and they do a good, efficient job. That’s not us.
We do, however make a few duplicates of the same mascot because…
Mascots have a very, very, very, busy social calendar.
The same mascot must be on the east & west coast at the same time.
A mascot is making several appearances with multiple performers
Each region needs it’s own mascot for all of the appearances and fabulous events that mascots get to go to —-this gets back to the busy social calendar
Sometimes we make 3 more or less duplicate mascots like the racing beer cans for Griffins Hockey
Sometimes 5 that do a lot of traveling
—and occasionally 10 because there are many, many schools in the NCAA
J.J. Jumper – the official mascot of the NCAA @ mascot training
Our Mascot Mission is to be the physical marketing component for your marketing strategy. We strive to deliver countless hi-fives, hugs, laughs and “ooohs!” We resolve to be energetic, rambunctious and effervescent!