A Mascot Maker's Musings:


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 

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The Best Mascot Company

Are we the best mascot company? We’re awfully good at what we do. We have to be. We’re not a mascot factory. We are a mascot studio. What we do is custom, custom, custom, custom. We make sure all of the … Continue reading 


Mascot Safety – Vision and Ventilation

Breathing and Seeing It may seem obvious. Breathing and seeing are the most important parts of mascot design and creation. A mascot performer’s safety is supreme – most important – paramount! Yes, a mascot must look great and it’s really wonderful if a performer … Continue reading 

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Mascot Muscles

Pumped up mascots!   First Sir CC, the mascot for the Cleveland Cavaliers, got the really fabulous muscles. Then he got the really cool tattoo. Making Mascot Muscles is an art. It takes astounding pattern drafting skills, super-hero sewing skills, … Continue reading 

Jenifer Q Smith - Queen of Fuzz - AvantGarb mascot Makers

Talking About Mascots with David Boyer

Jennifer Smith interview  – for Indiana’s Got Talent blog Jennifer Q Smith is the Queen of Fuzz at Avant Garb, a company that designs and builds mascots for teams, universities and corporations throughout the country. She has been making, wearing and … Continue reading 

JJ Jumper - NCAA Official mascot

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. We’re a dynamic company of artists, designers and craft people. Our raison d’etre, our training … Continue reading 

Stewie Shoes

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!!!      

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Mascots with Lights!

We know how to do it!  Imagine a mascot with wings that twinkle, an illuminated screen, eyes that glow, mascot clothing with lights. We will make your mascot a beacon in the dark! We will light up your mascot. Imagine … Continue reading 


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