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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, September 9 2018 11:23 AM UTC +00:00.

$564
pledged of $3,000pledged of $3,000 goal
15
backers
20days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, September 9 2018 11:23 AM UTC +00:00.

About

I'm a geek. A super geek. I became known for my Silent Hill Nurse belly dance piece, and because of it, I joined Raks Geek, Chicago's premiere geeky belly dance and fire troupe.

It's time to up my game and go for something truly awesome. When I first battled Ifrit in Final Fantasy XV, I knew I somehow had to cosplay him, but the idea to turn it into a Raks Geek fire sword piece struck me as I was listening to the music and now it's time to make that dream come true. Unfortunately, the costume is way beyond my abilities to make on my own, so I needed to tap someone who has that knowledge.

Raven is one of the few costumers and dancers I know capable of pulling this off. Her artwork and costumes are awe-inspiring. As a belly dancer, she knows what must go into a costume to make it workable for dancing. As a veteran costumer, she has the knowledge (or knows where to access the knowledge) for the techniques required to construct the costume. I know she can do it!

We just need help in raising the funds to get the materials needed for the costume, to ensure Raven gets the training she needs for it, AND for her to get paid for her time, expertise, and artistry.

I'm a firm believer in supporting independent artists, and Raven deserves our support! We need your help to make this possible.

Risks and challenges

The main risk for us with this project is not getting funded. This costume is detailed and complicated, and Raven should be paid in full for her time and talent.

Because of the nature of constructing costuming, we don't know yet exactly when the full costume will be complete. There is no firm deadline, though we are aiming for a Raks Geek show in either March or June. Once we have a firmer deadline, that will be communicated with backers. Complicating this is the training Raven will need to complete parts of the costume, and troubleshooting the headdress (which, as is, is too large to be practical)

All other rewards can go out on a firmer deadline. Custom costume pieces (the gul medallions) take time to make, but as long as backers communicate, we expect those to take a month or two to be shipped after the project is backed.

A lot of the rewards were designed to be immediately deliverable and flexible in order to work with your schedule, hopefully so we can get backed as quickly as possible.

This is our first Kickstarter, but we are looking forward to working with backers so that everyone gets what the want!

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    Party with Kamrah

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    Get 2 tickets to see the debut of the Ifrit costume at Raks Geek! (Limited to those willing to travel to Chicago or are located in Chicago, must come on the night of the debut; exact date tbd)

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    Get an Arabesque Studios 5-class punch card (cannot be traded, cashed in). Punch cards never expire, use them for any drop-in class at the studio. Limited to dancers in the Chicago area!

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