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NCAA Mascot Rankings 2013

Oh yeah! NCAA March Madness mascot rankings – Check out # 13 the Patriot – Geo Mason U. One of AvantGarb’s http://ow.ly/4fd6y   Do you need a mascot for your school? Let’s connect.  

The Tiger - Savannah State University

Mascot Medal of Appreciation

Sometimes you have to show your mascot some love! All of the graduating cheerleaders were getting medals of appreciation on Senior Night at Savannah State University. The cheerleading coach wanted to give the Tiger a medal of appreciation, too. We got … Continue reading 

Jenifer Q Smith - Queen of Fuzz - AvantGarb mascot Makers

Talking About Mascots with David Boyer

Jennifer Smith interview  – 2013  – 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 … Continue reading 

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Mascot Fatsuits

Do I Look Fat? There are many, many fat mascots, but there are very, very few fat mascot performers. Mascot performing is an athletic and — well —a theatrical profession. Here in Mascotland, we make many fatsuits. They are the “underwear” … Continue reading 

2 Close-up trees - Holiday Costume Rentables

2 Trees – Holiday Costume Rentables

2 Trees Holiday Costume Rentables Well, there’s Santa and the elves and Rudolph, of course. They are dependable and recognizable and loved. ….and then there are the Holiday Trees. They’re sparkly, have bling, and are already decorated. When a couple … Continue reading 


A Penguin Mascot with Style

Penguins already have style. Their daily wear is a tuxedo. Kona the Penguin adds zing to the traditional penguin garb. Kona is the mascot for Kona Ice. There are many details that make Kona a one-of-a kind. A Penguin’s Very Specific … Continue reading 

BIG, Parade Puppets

BIG, BIG, Parade Puppets

They’re big, they’re beautiful and they’re  boisterous! They’re Giant (12 feet tall) Parade Puppets. They add pizzazz to parades and community gatherings. We first made parade puppets for the 500 Festival Parade in Indianapolis. They make appearances every year at a parade … Continue reading 

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National Mascot Association

People often ask me if there is a mascot organizations. The answer is, “not really”. There are places where mascot people show up, to be part of the trade show scene. IFEA (International Festivals & Events), comes to mind. Or … Continue reading