My goal has far been surpassed and it has been less than 24 hours! I am astonished by this and really just over the moon. I really just don't know how to thank everyone for their support and pledges.
That said, since my goal has been surpassed I have been throwing around several ideas in my head as to what to do with the extra funds. Well, first and foremost, my materials have to be purchased. This will probably go over the $500 initially slated with shipping, etc. I had always figured on that, but was going to cover those costs myself. Now I am thinking about things like making all of the accessories shown (shoes, hairpieces, etc), or maybe even adding a 5th look to the collection. I already have one design in mind that was cut early on. Of course I still have a time constraint to keep in mind, so this 5th outfit may not be made during the duration of my classes, but rather after the senior collection classes are done. I would just buy the extra materials early and keep them for this 5th look.
I also toyed with the idea of renting a cool venue for the final photoshoot, but I would have to scout out locations I like as well as check on pricing. This is still a possibility, though I'd like to distribute the funds for the photographer/makeup/model(s), rather than just dropping a huge chunk on a venue.
Anyway! Just some thoughts I have been kicking around.
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