About this project
What terrifies a Vampyre more than anything? A Vampyre baby! (They take 777 years to grow up). These out of control babies come from the true home world of the Vampyres called Gloomvania. They spend their centuries long childhood in the Nightmare Nursery of Gloomvania, along with Werewolf babies, Zombie babies, Abominable Snowbabies...and more. If you are very brave--and foolish--.enter the nursery and meet each one. You've been warned...
NEW! Save-A-Bat! LARGE Vampyre Bat Baby and FREE B.A.D. Band
NEW! ADDED APRIL 3, 2013--B.A.D.-(Bats Are Deserving)- Help save a mortal bat by pledging for the new LARGE Vampyre Bat Baby! Enjoy the frightful flutter of this bigger, stronger and faster Hector as he flies through your home. We make no guarantees for your safety when acquiring our Vampyre Bat baby. But your pledge can guarantee the safety of real mortal bats at Bat World Sanctuary. You will also receive TWO (2) FREE B.A.D. fashion wrist bands by Gayle Middleton (black and pink). Comes with official Undead Certificate, a baby bottle of disappearing blood to feed him, PDF download, and button. Free shipping in the USA. Canada orders add $10 S&H. International Orders add $15 S&H.
Lily Rose Shadowlyn: Vampyre Baby
Lily Rose Shadowlyn is the sweetest of our vampyre babies. She likes to give vampyre kisses but can't understand why humans don't enjoy them. She's wearing her terror tutu, practicing for the annual holiday production of Dance of the Poison Mushroom Fairies. This Nightmare Ballet Lily is a Kickstarter exclusive only available when you pledge. She comes with her own bottle of blood (see picture below) and we strongly suggest that you keep her well-fed. All the babies come with an official Undead Certificate, but Lily's will be hand-numbered. Production limited to 1800 babies.
Howliss: Werewolf Baby
Howliss is ready for his midnight feeding hour. It will get quite messy, so stand back! If he gets too out of control you'll need a sturdy cage with silver bars. This will calm him down instantly. Howliss Feeding Time is a Kickstarter exclusive reward not available anywhere else. He comes with a bottle of blood and hand-numbered Undead Certificate. Production limited to 1800 babies.
Midnight Mori: Vampyre Baby
Midnight Mori is Bossy and aggressive, she's a true vampyre leader. Never tell her "no"...you will regret it. If she refuses to sleep, give her a pretty pink pony or unicorn and she will instantly become terrified and immobile. This should give you enough time to safely tuck her in. Comes with a bottle of blood and official Undead Certificate.
Roari Snow: Abominable Snow Baby
Endearing and horribly wild, Roari never sits still. She is bounding with horrific ape-like agility and strength. If you love never-ending physical activity such as running for your life, then you will know true delight and endless dismay when you invite this hyperactive baby into your home. Come with official Undead Certificate.
Hector: Vampyre Bat Baby
We make no guarantees for your safety when acquiring Hector, one of our Vampyre Bat Babies. The purity of his species makes them extremely dangerous, though they appear "cute" to mortals. Comes with bottle of blood and official Undead Certificate. Hector is also active in raising money for Bat World Sanctuary, which rescues abused, abandoned and injured bats. Click here to our Save-a-Bat page to learn how you can get involved http://www.vamplets.com/includes/html/bats.html
Pedigreed Vampyre Kitten
Pedigreed Vampyre Kitten. She's camera shy so I don't have a photo of her. But here's my drawing of what she looks like. She's usually sneaking around the nursery at night, trying to steal a sip from the babies' bottles. Your pledge guarantees you'll receive this designer plush Vampyre Kitten before anyone else. Comes with bottle of blood and official Undead Certificate.
Gloomvanian Ghost Pony
Gloomvanian Ghost Ponies are so elusive that I simply could not photograph one (but I'll keep trying!) Irresistible, magnetic creatures...to ride and capture one is highly desirable. Their ghostly bodies make it next to impossible to hold them. No one knows where they come from but it is believed they carry those that try to capture them off to their world. Pledge now and be the first to receive this designer plush pony. Comes with official Undead Certificate.
Official Undead Certificate
Each baby comes with an official Undead Certificate. Kickstarter Exclusives Howliss Feeding Time and Nightmare Ballet Lily certificates will all be hand-numbered.
Bottle of Disappearing Blood
Vamplets need to be fed, and we wouldn't want you caught without a food supply! Therefore, all babies come with their own bottle of blood.
Vamplets Hardcover Graphic Novel-Volume One! The story of Gloomvania and the Vamplets will soon be revealed in a series of graphic novels and comic books. Each reward level will come with a PDF DOWNLOAD of the first issue (24 pages). The Exclusive Kickstarter Hardcover Edition contains single issues one and two (48 pages). 9" x 12" European size. This is not the final cover. LIMITED TO 1000.
Hand-Signed and Numbered Print from Volume One! 11" x 17" full color print of Priceforth the Werepyre (half Werewolf and half Vampyre) as he tries to maintain control of two restless babies. Limited to 100.
All pledges (except the $1 level) will receive the above button featuring Lily Rose Shadowlyn.
Have lots of open space and a variety of chew toys that are expendable since your Rabid Rabbit will wander continuously looking for anything to bite or chew. This is a bonus baby you receive when you pledge towards the entire Nightmare Nursery reward level. Comes with official Undead Certificate.
Zombie Guinea Pig
Gloomvanian Zombie Guinea Pigs run in herds creating chaos and destruction wherever they go. This is another bonus baby you will receive when you join the Coffin Club, which is the highest pledge level in Gloomvania. Comes with official Undead Certificate.
The Coffin Club
When you join the Coffin Club you will receive the entire Nightmare Nursery Collection of seven designer plush dolls, plus a Zombie Guinea Pig and Rabid Rabbit--nine babies in all! This is a handmade wood coffin lined with crushed velvet. It weighs 14 pounds and is a perfect place to give your Vamplets a "Timeout" when they misbehave (which will be quite often, I assure you!) It is 24 inches long and 14 inches wide. Shipping in the USA is free. If you live outside the US please email us for international rates to your country.
Zombie Coffin Club-
You get the hand crafted real wood coffin lined with crushed velvet, and everything else listed in the Coffin Club above. But at this level you also get two NEW babies not offered at any other lower level. The first is Mortis Van Kilt-III, the Zombie Baby, and the second is Octavia the Cyclops Baby. Also includes a Howliss or Lily "MISSING POSTER" signed by Gayle.
Mortis Van Kilt-III: Zombie Baby
Brainlessly adorable and weirdly sweet, this baby is totally out of control (as are all Zombies). The joy and horror of bringing this little destructive darling home is rewarding, but can be fatal. Remember: your mindless Zombie Baby must always feed, otherwise YOU might become a late night snack. Mortis comes with bottle of blood and Undead Certificate and is only available as part of the Zombie Coffin Club.
Octavia: Cyclops Baby
A delightfully frightening toddler who will grow to GIGANTIC proportions, Cyclops like to keep their eye on everyone and everything. If you try to suppress Octavia's inquisitive nature, she will quickly anger, and the full impact of her tremendous strength might lead to the destruction of everything in her path. Octavia comes with an official Undead Certificate and is only available as part of the Zombie Coffin Club.
These 11"x 17" "MISSING" Posters will come in handy if Howliss and Lily wander from your home. Signed by Gayle Middleton and only available as part of the Zombie Coffin Club.
If we reach certain milestones there will be some fabulously frightful surprises. I'll reveal them as the project progresses.
Sizes and Dimensions:
- Midnight Mori: 25cm
- Lily Rose Shadowlyn: 25CM
- Hector: 20CM
- Roari: 23CM
- Pedigreed Kitten and Pony will be app. 23cm long.
Materials and Construction:
Vampyre babies Lily Rose Shadowlyn and Midnight Mori: Outer skin of dolls is polar fleece. They are pale white with a graduated color around the eyes that is applied with silk screening. The eyes themselves are a brushed nylon tricot with the "pupil" embroidered and pink lines stitched within the eye. The mouth, eyebrows, fangs, and safety pin on the diaper are embroidered while the toes and belly button are stitched. The bat shaped hair bows are made of felt.
Vampyre Bat Baby Hector: He is made of black Mongolian plush, his ears are super soft velour and polar fleece, with a bat hair accessory made of felt.
Werewolf Baby Howliss: His head is wildly furry Mongolian Gray Frost plush and his body is polar fleece with a plush tail. His bloomer and bow are a special cotton fabric print.
Abominable Snow Baby Roari: She has a plush body with cuddly two-tone white and pink spiked fur. Her bows are made of satin, and bloomers made from a special print cotton fabric.
Ghost Pony: She is made of soft velboa fabric with felt eyes and embroidered skulls. The tail and mane are made from a luxurious high pile white plush. A satin bow with felt skull complete the look.
Vampyre Kitten: This little fur ball is made of cuddly turquoise plush with polar fleece face and felt eyes. Her satin hair bow and collar feature stuffed felt skull accents.
All dolls can be hand washed or spot-cleaned, but are not safe for machine wash.
The patterns and samples have been created, and the factory selected. I chose this factory after many months of research and testing, and they did a fabulous job creating the 2012 Vamplets that are currently sold out. With the money raised on Kickstarter I can bring back Lily Rose Shadowlyn, Howliss, Hector and Roari. But even more exciting is the opportunity to create three new styles: The Gloomvanian Ghost Pony, pedigreed Vampyre Kitten, and Midnight Mori the Vampyre Baby wearing a new bib and bloomers. Thanks so much for your pledge, and please keep a bottle of blood handy at all times to feed your baby. You've been warned!
Risks and challenges
The challenge of producing quality designer plush is making sure the finished product matches the look and personality of the original concept art. The first original 6 Vamplets I created in 2010 were all Vampyres and took over a year to produce the finished product. They consisted of a variety of different fabrics, hand-stitching and embroidery, and light color shading around the eyes. I learned a lot from that adventure and now have an experienced team that works closely with me to cut patterns, select and source the correct fabrics, and produce a finished plush doll that captures the look and personality of the concept drawing. I will not release any plush that I wouldn't want to own myself. I do not anticipate any hiccups in the delivery dates of these dolls but if there are, I will let you know promptly and keep you fully informed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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