Welcome to the Wylie Whiskers Fan Page


Wylie Whiskers was "born" on August 22, 2019 (yes he grew fast). Wylie's original "creator" is Yvette Moten owner of Behind the Seams Costume and Prop Shop located here in Gastonia. 

It's not everyday that you get a call from someone asking you to create a CATFISH MASCOT!  With an already very busy schedule and excitement Mrs. Yvette got busy. She was sent the festival logo and a picture of a real catfish and told....make him big and cute.


WHAT?!?!?!? How in the world do you make a catfish CUTE?!?!?! She must have thought.

Well, with an amazing talent and a lot of creativity Wylie was "born".  We could not have been more pleased with the outcome. We instantly fell in love with Wylies cuteness. 

Wylie quickly got to work of course after being named (after Lake Wylie) and is now showing up in the craziest places. He has even learned to BOWL! 

A huge thank you to Yvette and all the volunteers that jumped in to make sure Wylie gets around town. 

If you see Wylie out he loves pictures and hugs...don't be shy, say HI!


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Special Thanks

Gaston Regional Chamber 

Wild Wing Cafe

Hunter Huss High School