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The Pastie Project is a book documenting hundreds of burlesque pasties, helping to preserve a part of burlesque costume history.
The Pastie Project is a book documenting hundreds of burlesque pasties, helping to preserve a part of burlesque costume history.
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The Pastie Project book is about the history of the burlesque pastie by Rosey La Rouge, available in a 7"x7" softcover, or in a special edition 12"x12" hardcover. Rosey's ultimate dream for this project is to begin to bring to light the the study of burlesque costume as an important aspect of American performing arts costume history.  We have spent the last year and a half researching, gathering images, pasties, photos, and interviews to share both in the book, and as a digital archive that we will pass on to The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.  We are raising funds primarily as direct preorders to print the book that is already complete, but we also need to cover the costs for photo usage rights, editing, illustration, and design.  Once costs are covered, proceeds from this Kickstarter will be donated to support BHOF and Burlesque Legends.

Needless to say, this has been a challenging project.  Creating, advertising and designing this book has been completely out of pocket, so our resources were very limited, but we have had some much needed help from early backers.  There has been overwhelming support from the burlesque community, and partly because of that, we believe this book WILL achieve our main goals: to give more background information to anyone interested about the history of the pastie, and to display the beauty of the pasties themselves, their construction, and the variety that exists because of the incredible variety of the performers who wear them.

We must meet our goal to go into production, but WHEN we do, our proposed publication date is June 2017, in time for The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender.  Gift packages will be mailed in late June to all donors who purchase a book, and those who donate and purchase playing cards only will receive their decks by May 2017.

We do hope you will consider supporting this project, which focuses on a part of Women's History in the current political climate, where women's civil rights are again challenged.  We can't thank you enough for helping us achieve this little dream at a time when it's often hard to keep a dream alive. Much love and gratitude to all.

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk that comes with completing this project is not making our funding goal. It is the single aspect that would prevent us from succeeding fully. There is no roadblock to printing, ordering, or shipping any of the promised gifts except the simple lack of funding- so we're counting on the support of many beloved friends, family, and community members to see this through with us! Your donation will make this book happen!

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    Pop a Pastie!

    Your $15 donation shows support for the project, without breaking the bank.

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    Pastie Project Playing Cards

    Your $20 donation shows your support, and gets you a little "somethin' somethin'".

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    • A special Thank You from Rosey La Rouge and The Pastie Project
    • Pastie Project stickers
    • Pastie Project 1" button
    • 1 deck of Pastie Project Playing Cards
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    Just the book, Please!

    You've been waiting, and now you can have it- The Pastie Project Book. This pledge covers the cost of one 7"x7" softcover book.

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    • The Pastie Project 7x7" Softcover Book
    • Pastie Project 1" button
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    The book and a BOOST!

    This reward level gets you a copy of the 7"x7" book, but also donates $5 to The Pastie Project to help with our preproduction costs.

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    The Pastie Project Book and BONUS!

    Pledge at this level and get a bunch of Pastie Project goodies, including a copy of the 7x7" softcover book!

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    • The Pastie Project 7x7" Softcover Book
    • 1 deck of Pastie Project Playing Cards
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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    The Pastie Project Goodie Bag

    This donation level adds a special limited edition giclee print of The Pastie Timeline, illustrated by Fyodor A. Pavlov!

    Includes:
    • The Pastie Project 7x7" Softcover Book
    • 1 deck of Pastie Project Playing Cards
    • Pastie Project 1" button
    • Pastie Project stickers
    • A special Thank You from Rosey La Rouge and The Pastie Project
    • Name listed in the Special Thanks page of the book.
    • Limited Edition Giclee print of The Pastie Timeline!
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    Just the Hardcover book, Please!

    This pledge gets you the Special Edition 12"x12" Hardcover book.

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    • The Pastie Project Hardcover Special Edition 12x12"
    • Pastie Project 1" button
    • Pastie Project stickers
    • A special Thank You from Rosey La Rouge and The Pastie Project
    • Name listed in the Special Thanks page of the book.
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    A Big Book and a Deck

    This reward gets you the limited edition 12"x12" hardcover book and a deck of Pastie Project Playing cards.

    Includes:
    • The Pastie Project Hardcover Special Edition 12x12"
    • 1 deck of Pastie Project Playing Cards
    • Pastie Project 1" button
    • Pastie Project stickers
    • A special Thank You from Rosey La Rouge and The Pastie Project
    • Name listed in the Special Thanks page of the book.
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    The Golden Pastie

    This epic package includes everything above plus two extra special bonuses: a featured pair of pasties from the book (Donor chooses from over 30 pairs- first come, first serve), and a limited edition giclee' print of The Pastie Timeline!

    Includes:
    • The Pastie Project Hardcover Special Edition 12x12"
    • Limited Edition Giclee print of The Pastie Timeline signed!
    • One pair of pasties featured in the book. (Donor's choice FCFS)
    • 1 deck of Pastie Project Playing Cards
    • Pastie Project 1" button
    • Pastie Project stickers
    • A special Thank You from Rosey La Rouge and The Pastie Project
    • Name listed in Special Thanks as a Golden Donor.
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    The Platinum Pastie

    The ultimate Pastie Project package includes a professional photo shoot by photographer Ben Trivett, with makeup, hair and styling by Rosey La Rouge, and ALL The Pastie Project goodies you could ever want.

    Includes:
    • Photo Shoot with Ben Trivett and Rosey- 2 looks, 5 retouched
    • The Pastie Project Hardcover Special Edition 12x12"
    • Limited Edition Giclee print of The Pastie Timeline signed!
    • The Pastie Project 7x7" Softcover Book
    • One pair of pasties featured in the book. (Donor's choice FCFS)
    • 1 deck of Pastie Project Playing Cards
    • Pastie Project 1" button
    • Pastie Project stickers
    • A special Thank You from Rosey La Rouge and The Pastie Project
    • Name listed in Special Thanks as a Platinum Donor.
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