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
At AvantGarb, we are big fans of everything mascot. All mascots bring joy and curiosity whether they are totally fabulous, or a teensy bit ragged from age. Mascots create community for all who are near them.
As mascot makers, we like to connect with all of the people in mascotdom:
- other mascot makers
- mascot performers
- trainers – yes, really -get some training for your mascot!
- the marketing people who have incredible ideas for characters.
- The suppliers of the mascot stuff,
- the people who dye the fabric,
- the sewing machine guys,
- the fabric & fuzz suppliers,
- the foam suppliers
- …and everyone who fills orders at McMaster-Carr.
- the people who know where to get the props, Gameops.com, comes to mind,
- the video people who catch the amazing mascot moments,
- ….and the mascot fans.
Fuzzier Together – Safer Together.
Mascots are fun, but there are serious issues that need to be addressed within the mascot world. The most important issue is safety. The NMA is compiling Mascot Safety Guidelines and Best Practices – for the performers, handlers, organizations, makers and planners.
I hope you join as we bring the Association into being.
In 2018, we will gather, meet, chat, decide some stuff and put on little mascot shows.
…..and, well, it is a mascot organization…so there will be fuzz, foam and hilarity.
Everything changes when a mascot shows up because, when a mascot shows up, you know you’re going to have fun. Welcome to the National Mascot Association!
©Jennifer Smith 2017