Who hasn't wished they could fly? CUSTOM SUPERHERO CAPES! Personalized. Exquisitely crafted. Handmade by U.S. veteran family business.
Our capes aren't quite bulletproof or indestructible, but they do withstand the harshest, unimaginative, closed minds on earth. No, your personalized cape won't allow you to jump tall buildings nor will it give you night vision. But it will allow you to defeat boring days and capture the imagination inside you. And what's more powerful than that?
My family wants to start a comic/collectibles/Magic the Gathering type business. But more than anything I think the boys want to create the gathering spot they want. As you’d suspect, the economics aren’t great so we’re exploring alternative products to see if there’s a way to make their dream a reality. Our first idea is to sell exquisitely handcrafted and absolutely badass superhero capes (hand-made in the USA by us).
With a range of caped products, we’re hoping we can prove the viability of this niche product so each of us can live out our fantasies. After all, who hasn't wished they were a superhero? Admit it - you wish you could fly.
Christian, a 45 year old Marine Corps veteran, has collected comics since he was a child – which means we have stacks of pristine white boxes filled with comics in plastic sleeves hidden in a closet. As a direct result, our kids are obsessed with comics and card collecting as well. At ages 15, 14 and 8, a weekend Magic the Gathering tournament is fairly common in our house. In fact, custom dice and personalized Magic the Gathering score keepers are next on our list of products to test (so keep in touch).
My name is Susan and I'm the wife and mom. I'm an Entrepreneur in Residence at Georgetown University (which is why I'm the one posting this project). Christian (my husband and the kids' dad) is the "doer" of the group. He's incredible at the details and given he's the one that hand sews and crafts each piece, it's fair to say you're sure to love your cape because he makes what he'd want.
It takes about five seconds to realize how addictive and fun it is to walk around with a cape on. And yes, you'll have to fight the urge to run. Of course, it's equally cool to have your very own kickass cape hanging on your door or draped on the back of your office chair. Seriously. Try it and tell us we're wrong?
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $20,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 22, 2012.
May 12, 2012 - May 22, 2012 (10 days)
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Personalized Virtual Cape. Your name or a friend's makes this a fun gift.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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Personalized Cape Sticker with your name looks great on your car, computer or board.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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Red Terrycloth Cape (approx. 2.5' x 4'). Hand-sewn label with your name on it (or a friend's) clearly identifies the owner (and superhero).Estimated delivery: May 2012
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T-shirt w/ "Good Person. Badass!" on the front and a red cape on the back (silk screened by hand) make this a great gift.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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High Speed, Low Drag 3'x4' Cape. Red or blue poly blend fully lined in satin w/name hand stitched and light weight, metal clasp make this kickass cape (and u) BIG FUN!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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Stunning Plush Velvet Superhero Cape (2.5'x4'). Fully-lined with silk, this exquisite flowing cape is handmade and personalized just for you! Your name is hand-sewn into the garment that includes secret pockets and stainless steel closure system. Cape available in Red, Blue, Black or White plush velvet. Stunning AND fierce!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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DELUXE velvet superhero cape (3'x5') is fully-lined with silk, secret pockets and your name (or a friend's) monogrammed by hand on the inside. This flowing 5' cape is available in Red, Blue, Black or White plush velvet. High end and totally badass, you'll live out your childhood (and grownup) fantasies with this for sure!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Set of 4 velvet superhero capes. Each stunning cape measures 2.5'x4' and you'll enjoy one in each color: Red, Blue Black & white plush velvet. Note that this is Reward #6 (above) x 4 (i.e., one cape in each color). Buying all four in this set saves you nearly $300 and you can vary your cape based on the weather, the event or your mood. Totally badass!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
SET of FOUR DELUXE VELVET CAPES. This set of four 3'x5' flowing plush velvet capes includes one cape for you in each color - red, blue, black and white plush velvet. This luxurious set of hand made, silk-lined, high end capes includes your name on the inside, secret pockets and stainless steel closure system. Full set is sure to guarantee you fortune and fame. Note that this is #7 x 4 with a cape in each color which saves you $200!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012