“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
“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 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
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)
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
“The MillerCoors Can costumes look fantastic! They will work perfectly for our promotions. Thank you so much to you and your team. The end result is amazing!!!”
Nothing but love coming your direction from Cleveland.
“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.
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.
Birth of a Mascot
The AAA Portland Beavers, Lucky the Beaver
Take a peek into the process of how a mascot comes to be a living marketing tool! The Birth of a Mascot!
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It takes a million hours to design and build a custom, one-of-a-kind mascot.
First our designer generates a graphic design that works for you.
Then we put together a package with fabrics, plush furs, and technique samples for you to look at and feel before we start constructing the mascot.
Then we collect all of the approved fabrics and furs and fuzz and custom dye some ‘muppet fleece”
We make patterns and cut patterns for the body, mascot clothing, feet, head, hands….well everything. we have teeniest patterns for eyebrows and huge pattens for big bellies and enormous clothes!
Everything gets sewn together
Fatsuit & muscles have to be made.
The head is sculpted.
A helmet is positioned and secured in the head
The eyes are painted
….and then there is sculpting the feet, making the foot innard,