The Mascot Studio

Mascot Studio thru Anne's eyes

Mascot Studio thru Anne Dougans’ eyes

The Mascot Studio – Where the Mascot Making Happens:

Our mascot studio is located in the hip Stutz Building in Downtown Indianapolis, our studio has loads of light, plenty of room and houses all the fuzz, foam, fabric, feathers and fleece stuff we need to make the mascot magic happen!

There are industrial sewing machines, plus one heavy duty treadle machine and theGarbGarb 1960’s era Bernina home sewing machine. We have grosses of jumbo whopper poppers (the really big, strong snaps – yes, that’s the real name for them!), spools and spools of threads, foam, fuzz, fabric, rolls of kraft paper for patterns, and gobs of glitz. We’re ready for a last-minute creation or repair.

BIGKristen wearing a hat

We’re into BIG – we’re always crafting BIG bodies, BIG shoes, big heads and BIG hats ….and we use lots of colors!

If you’re in town (living here or visiting), swing on by to feel some fuzz or shoot the breeze!  We’d love to show you the the Avant Garb creative mojo in action.

Give a call 800/636-9562 or shoot us an email


The drawing of the studio at the top of the page is by one of the GarbGang, Anne Dougans. That’s her, Matt Helfrich and Mike Runge standing on the worktable. That’s me, Jennifer Smith – the Queen of Fuzz, with the roll of fabric.

….and the Fish, one of our Rentables on the mannequin.

Jennifer Q Smith – Queen of Fuzz