October newsletter online
For those of you who don't get our newsletter in your inbox, here it is online:
October Newsletter: Welcome to Operation Ishtar
(Operation Ishtar is the first stretch goal phase... Read more
Son of Take Back Halloween
The witching hour has arrived! Just a quick note to let you know our new Kickstarter project has launched, and will run through Halloween: http://kck.st/1g0uDNG
This follow-up to... Read more
September newsletter online
For those of you who don't get our newsletter in your inbox, here it is in our online archive:
September 16 Newsletter: Gearing up for October
New Kickstarter coming, costume... Read more
Look at what you did
This week we published the last of the 19 new costumes for our 2013 season, all of them made possible by YOU. With the terrifying Baba Yagaand... Read more
August and July newsletters online
Busy summer, with new costumes every week! Just a quick update for those who aren't on our mailing list---
The August newsletter went out yesterday, and you can see it... Read more
Done! Just mailed out the last of the buttons and posters. The past two weeks have been a blur of addressing parcels, writing notes, packing up buttons and posters, re... Read more
Buttons are here!
The big box of buttons arrived today from the bulk button company, and they look great. The place we chose to manufacture them did an excellent job: the printing is... Read more
Voting Results: Part 2 of 2
Okay, you know how I said we would use the results in the unofficial poll to break any ties in the official vote? That's exactly what happened.
There were three... Read more
Voting Results: Part 1 of 2
The results are in for the 7 new costumes! Today I'm going to tell you about the first 6 because those are easy; tomorrow I'll tell you about the 7th... Read more
Voting results coming soon...
Thank you, everyone, for voting! The links to the surveys are now disabled and the votes have been counted. The response has been very exciting, in more ways than one. ... Read more
You have 6 hours left to vote!
Final reminder! Have you voted yet? You have until midnight tonight!
Costume Voting Ballot
Have you voted yet?
It's a three-way cage match between Annie Oakley, The Morrigan, and Baba Yaga.
Annie Oakley lifts her rifle and fires straight at Baba Yaga, who deflects the bullet with her... Read more
Voting ballots have gone out!
Excitement! The voting ballots have been emailed and should be arriving in your inboxes. Here's the link to the notification, in case you have any trouble accessing your email:
http://archive.benchmarkemail.com/Suzanne_Scoggins/newsletter/Jun-07-2013-Costume-Voting-Ballot... Read more
Rewards survey deadline Friday June 7 at midnight ET
Thanks so much to all of you who have returned your rewards survey with your button selections and shipping info. For people who haven't returned their survey, we are... Read more
Get ready to put on your thinking caps
Hey everybody --
You know the 7 costumes you're going to be voting on? (I think of them as the People's Choice costumes.) The way things are shaping up, we’re... Read more
Is February too soon to start planning your Halloween costume?
Happy February, everybody! We're back in business, with a new blog post up (Is February too soon to start planning your Halloween costume?) and a poll on our Facebook page: ... Read more
Do hackers take Christmas off?
Just a quick update to let you know our status. The good news is that we have successfully fended off hacking attempts every day for the past two weeks. ... Read more
All is well
Hi everyone --
I just wanted to let you know that everything is fine at Take Back Halloween. We have been targeted by hackers ever since our Kickstarter finished successfully;... Read more
Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!
We made it! Thanks to YOU we made our initial Kickstarter goal plustwo stretch goals! We are so grateful for the support and incredibly excited about the costumes ahead. ... Read more
Costume Candidates for 2013: Baba Yaga and Maria Makiling
We're into the final 3 days of our Kickstarter campaign. Can you believe it? This is the last chance for folks to get on the voting list for... Read more
Costume Candidates for 2013: Hedy Lamarr and Lady Montagu
Two more entries in our list of Costume Candidates you'll be voting on for 2013:
Hedy Lamarr, the movie star who invented frequency hopping (which underlies modern cellphones,... Read more
And yet another stretch goal!
This is unbelievable: we've already blasted through our first stretch goal (THANK YOU!), and our project still has another 5 days to go! So we're setting a second stretch goal... Read more
Costume Candidates for 2013: Bessie Coleman and Huang Daopo
Hi, backers! As you know, you're going to have a chance to vote on which new costumes we do for 2013. So we've started a series of posts is designed... Read more
New stretch goal!
It's a Kickstarter tradition: if your project meets its original goal with time to spare, then you set an informal stretch goal. Our choice for the stretch is pretty obvious,... Read more
WE MADE IT! Thanks to all our wonderful backers, we are 100% funded! And still with 6 days to go!
We're so overwhelmed with happiness and gratitude right now, we're... Read more
One week and $737 to go!
We're getting close, folks! As of this writing we're at $3,763, which is awesome. Can we raise the final $737 between now and Thanksgiving Day? YES WE CAN!
In fact,... Read more
Happy Halloween, post-apocalyptic edition
Halloween has been a mess this year for folks in the Hurricane Sandy disaster zone. Some communities managed to go ahead with Halloween on Wednesday, some are having it today... Read more
We've passed the tipping point!
Exciting news! Thanks to all our wonderful backers, we've passed the 30% tipping point. (The Kickstarter people have discovered that a project that meets 30% of its goal has an... Read more