A Mascot Maker's Musings:

Mascots and Diversity

Though mascots don’t speak, they have a lot to say. Schools are in intense conversation about what their school mascot says about diversity on campus. The mascot is the public face of the school. Students graduate, school professors and presidents come and go. Even mascots … Continue reading 

Mascots that make a difference

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 

Making Mascot Shoes

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 

Falling in Love with 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 

National Mascot Association

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 

JJ Jumper - NCAA Official mascot

Additional, Duplicate Mascots?

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 

Add a New Mascot to the Mascot Mix

With mascots, it’s true, the more the merrier   When one mascot shows up, you know you’re going to have fun. When more than one mascot shows up, it’s going to be a blast! Branded products, schools and teams add mascots, beyond … Continue reading 

Wally Wabash – Updated College Mascot

We got the call awhile ago from Wabash College. They wanted a new, updated, Wally Wabash mascot. Alumni of Wabash College sport the special Wabash College license plate – and that license plate has a wonderful drawing of Wally. AvantGarb … Continue reading 

Biz, Blessings & a Martini

AvantGarb has been a growing, productive business for a really long time. I started AvantGarb in my Berkeley, California garage when my youngest daughter was about 3 months old. From the start, AvantGarb has been profitable and the dollars have … Continue reading