“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.
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
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!
“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!”
If you want your mascot to come to life – only go with the best mascot creators in the business – Avant Garb!
We love the tattoos, and the fans do too!
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.
A Mascot Maker's Musings:
A New Book Mascot for the Indianapolis Library The Indy Library wanted to update the mascot. They wanted the big book to be a bit smaller so it could be more easily transported —and they wanted a few other changes. The Library … Continue reading
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
A moose wandered onto Amherst’s grounds a few years ago and started a mascot movement. One might call it a revolution. Here’s the story. Schools are in intense conversation about what their school mascot says about diversity on campus. While reading Sunday’s New York … Continue reading
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
…okay, we love the Griff—the mascot for the Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey. Isn’t he the handsomest Griffin on skates? Here’s a very cool video of the Griff waiting for the season to begin ©Jennifer Smith 2009
When a mascot goes everywhere, the company has much more than a mascot. They have a mascot program. Then they have a mascot strategic marketing campaign. They have a mascot that makes a difference. When you have a mascot you love, … Continue reading
Happy Valentines Day xo the Queen of Fuzz, the Mascot Mavens & the Valentine Duck! ValentineDuck ( click here – there might be a hokey video) ©Jennifer Smith 2018
Mascot shoes are gems. Your mascot will be able to walk, run, jump and twirl. We employ the best shoemaker in mascotdom.The shoes are sculpted foam covered in fabric and/or leather. The performer’s own shoes are secured firmly into the … Continue reading
Budweiser Beer Cans on Ice – Beer Can Mascots Mmmmm- cold beer on ice —even better, Racing Budweiser Beer cans on ice! We’ve been making the Bud Beer Cans for the Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey Beer Can Race. They race … Continue reading
The Holidays are here, by golly Let’s deck the halls with bunches of holly We’ll fill up on carbs, Don dazzling holiday garbs! With warm hearts and mirth We wish, for everyone, peace on earth xoxo the Jolly mascot makers at AvantGarb … Continue reading
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
There are a lot of mascots running around, but there’s no central spot where mascot people can check in and come together… ….That is, until now! INTRODUCING THE NATIONAL MASCOT ASSOCIATION At AvantGarb, we are big fans of everything mascot. All … Continue reading
Oh gosh, there is so-o-o-o-o-o-o much that goes into making a mascot There are sculptors, pattern makers, mascot shoe makers, stitchers, engineers and tech wizards. Before the sculptors sculpt and the stitchers stitch, the designer has to design so we … Continue reading
Why would you need 2 duplicatel mascots? Mascots lead VERY busy social lives. 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. needed … Continue reading
Racing Presidents Racing Presidents aren’t just for the ballpark. A racing president is a way to celebrate new leadership, bring characters in history to life in a BIG BIG way and strengthen a sponsorship message. The planners of festivities welcoming Dr. … Continue reading