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Hi There!

My name is Roxanne and thanks so much for checking out my kickstarter page. This project is very dear to my heart and I would love all the support you can give; if that is simply passing on the link, I would truly appreciate it!

My goal is to raise $15,000 to have the Reversible Satin Collection of Amazing Capes manufactured. In order to have these capes go into large-scale production I need to meet the factory MOQ’s (minimum order quantities) per style & color; this will enable bulk purchasing of the fabric & materials needed and create a more cost effective cut & sewing operation.

The success of this project will allow me to bring good design and quality craftsmanship to the selection of capes currently available on the market. I’d love to make the Reversible Satin Collection widely available and affordable for all. 

For those of us who want more adventure, fun and excitement in our lives now is the perfect time to release your inner superhero! I’ve selected the Reversible Satin Collection to be the first style of Amazing Capes to launch into full-scale production. This classic style with bold colors and simple detailing has been created with a lot of love, a great deal of magic and features high quality charmeuse satin that glides on marvelously! Every cape is reversible for twice the fun, and features a hood, secret pocket, a tag for inscribing your hero name, Velcro neck-fastenings, the ability to make you fly* and sweet packaging. Also, if you select a cape from the rewards today you will gain the power of invisibility**! 

There are 10 vibrant color combinations to choose from and the capes are available in sizes small, medium or large. Browse the options now, and upon a successful campaign kickstarter will send you an invite so you can sign up for the one you want. And by supporting this project now, you can save on the larger sizes! Score! For the duration of this campaign you may select any size as a reward for $35! {Once the satin collection arrives at www.amazingcapes.com the medium & large capes will retail for $40 & $45}

Of note: All funds raised through this campaign will go towards the manufacturing costs of this collection; however, in the future, every cape ordered from the website will directly benefit a social organization that is making a positive impact on our planet.

The motto for Amazing Capes is “saving the world through the power of imagination” & I hope that every cape made will empower its wearer to follow their dreams with confidence, care, and a vibrant imagination.

Please join me for the journey ahead!

Sending positive beams your way from Asheville, NC. 

Sincerely, 

Roxanne

* This statement has not been approved by the FDA. ** We currently have a team trying to track down Harry Potter in hopes of duplicating the fibers of his invisibility cloak, however, he is proving difficult to locate. Thus, the above statement is only true if you are Mr. Potter. 

Special Thanks: Nathan Chesky and Jack Kennedy for writing and producing original music for the video! 

You can preview each cape in detail at www.amazingcapes.com!

Which is your power color combination?!
Which is your power color combination?!
I'm on the far right wearing a size medium Super Mandela cape! For size comparison, the golden yellow Magellan cape is a large.
I'm on the far right wearing a size medium Super Mandela cape! For size comparison, the golden yellow Magellan cape is a large.
Power team! At Graveyard Fields, NC
Power team! At Graveyard Fields, NC

I encourage everyone to share future adventures with their Amazing Capes on our facebook page! Also, if you have ideas or input please contact me, I'd love to hear your thoughts. 

Here's a little Storytime for those of you who have the time...

A friend of mine needed a gift idea for his little niece and nephew. Capes! I thought. And with a quick google search it soon became clear that the kind of cape I was thinking of didn't exist. Thus, the two gifts were sewed by hand and I was left with the inkling of a thought of something greater. 

Shortly after, as I continued musing upon the vast black hole of magical, quality capes, I became a nanny for 3 awesome kids in Washington, DC. Jordyn, age 7, was a great help in brainstorming some of the first ideas for Amazing Capes, and her younger brother and sister were happy to test out the first prototypes. As it was, my sewing skills were basically non-existent, so the first Amazing Capes were just pieces of fabric held together with safety pins. BUT, they still possessed superpowers! The kids could fly! ...Well, it sure felt like it. Below you can see Jordyn taking orders for capes on the playground and Stephanie racing through the park in the first sample I tried sewing with binding. The idea for an ultimate cape company was there and things were taking shape!

The next order of business: A one-way ticket to Vietnam under the guise of fictional superhero Lady Lightwave! It was clear that extensive R&D testing by yours truly was necessary, and I have come to decide that a cape is all you need when traveling {and perhaps a camera}.  As I traveled through Southeast Asia, the concept of forming a business in a manner that would truly make an effective positive impact on the planet became deeply rooted in my mind; after 3 weeks in Cambodia, it was non-negotiable. 

I found my way back to North Carolina and began to set up shop in the low-overhead cruiser beach town of Wilmington, NC. Through the power of the internet, I ventured into the world of manufacturing and had samples produced from my prototypes. My friend Beth helped give the capes some attitude {as pictured} and I was also inspired by these guys just around the block. However, not yet satisfied with the initial samples, it was clear that I first needed to perfect every last detail. 

Oh the transitional 20's!  Last fall I moved back to my hometown of Weaverville/ Asheville, NC; I was happy to be near family again, including my beautiful nephew Evander who is my All-Time favorite cape model! Can't you see why?! 

Back in Appalachia, things slowed down with a full-time marketing job and unexpected life events.  With the renewal of spring, it was back to the drawing board- this time with the help of Kelly Gassert, who studied technical costuming, and was able to help me fine-tune the patterning of 4 unique styles of capes. Following a summer of brand development, sourcing, quoting, camping, sewing and sampling, I've since decided to focus on the most classic cape style for ramping up production levels...hopefully through the success of this project! 

And so it is now with great pleasure that I introduce the Reversible Satin Collection to the world, and I do hope you will join me in trying one on for yourself. 

To be continued...!  Love, Rox

Below is an example of the Photojournalistic style of Reward #18. I focus on creating intimate portraits combined with the subject's natural environment. 

Thank You!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

One of the greatest challenges right now is that I am currently my only employee and thus run the risk of getting overwhelmed by handling everything. Fortunately, I have good friends and family ready to help me out, I'm very adaptable and I operate best when I'm busy! And as I keep my fingers crossed for increased and sustained production levels, I'd love to bring some other intelligent and imaginative folk onboard with Amazing Capes!

It's also possible that this project could face a challenge in providing adequate turnaround depending on the demand for production levels. Currently my supplier has confirmed their ability to produce 1,000 units per 6 weeks- but with the capacity to increase those numbers depending on the magnitude.

As many of us know, a new project is likely to have many unknown challenges at the onset; however, I look forward to meeting all that arise, and I thank you all for your support.

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." -Helen Keller

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    An Amazing Capes post card signed with inspiration and lots of love from Rox.

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    A 4x6 original photograph-turned-magnet, that can forever glorify your fridge, taken by Rox and signed to you in heartfelt dedication!

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    Your personal power stone to ward off dark-forces and keep positive vibes around you. Offering protection, luck and good energy! Hand-wrapped and tied with scrap leather. Each one will be unique, and all of them will be purified in sea-salt and moon-light! Includes a shiny sticker and a Thank You note full of love and inspiration from Rox.

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    A 5" x 7" sketch on 100% cotton acid-free rag paper of your superhero spirit animal. Drawn by Rox, {so it will likely have abstract tendencies}. If you know your spirit animal, please tell her. If it is a mystery, then she will summon her natural psychic ability as a cancer crab and make her best guess. Signed with love. And a shiny Amazing Capes sticker!

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    A Classic Satin Reversible Cape! Features 10 vibrant color combinations to choose from -all in glossy charmeuse satin, with high quality craftsmanship, a sweet hood, velcro closure, a tag to write your name on, a pocket filled with magic, and sizes in small, medium and large! {Lengths: 22", 30", 40"} It's beautiful and machine washable! And it's bundled in some pretty cool packaging.

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    Rewards 3 & 4 combined! A Reversible Satin Cape of any size and color! Plus a 5" x 7" drawing of your superhero spirit animal! POWER COMBO!

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    The Teamster Reward! Get TWO Reversible Satin Capes of any size and color! They'll come bundled up in the most delightful packaging with an Amazing Capes Thank You note signed with love and inspiration from Rox. And a shiny sticker! A

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    The Spirit Animal Collective: 4 unique 5" x 7" sketches on 100% cotton acid-free rag paper of your superhero spirit animal. Drawn by Rox, {so it will likely have abstract tendencies}. If you know everyone's spirit animal, please tell her. If it is a mystery, then she will summon her natural psychic ability as a cancer crab and make her best guess. Signed with love. And shiny stickers for Amazing Capes!

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    Wah-lah! It's the SUPER VALUE PACK! Introducing a New Reward where you will receive THREE Reversible Satin Capes from the collection in any size you like. Perhaps The Magellan takes your fancy? Or the gold stars of The Hoodwink is calling the magician in you? If the forests call your name, slip a Carson Cape in your bag... You can pick all 3!! WOWZA! Start saving the world today with two of your friends or family members! {If/ When the project is successful, I'll send out a survey so you can select the ones you want} I'll aslo include a special art-friendly Amazing Capes Thank You card signed with love and inspiration from Rox. And shiny stickers! Hurray!

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    Reversible Satin Capes for the family! Receive FOUR beautifully wrapped capes of any size and color! As well as a special Amazing Capes Thank You note signed with love and inspiration from Rox. And shiny stickers!

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    Love. Karma. Super-powers. A Reversible Satin cape of any size or color... And a framed 8" x11" painting on 100% cotton acid-free rag paper of your superhero spirit animal. Drawn by Rox {will have abstract tendencies}. If you know your spirit animal, please tell her. If it is a mystery, then she will summon her natural psychic ability as a cancer crab and make her best guess for you. Signed with love!

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    Do you know a troupe that loves to play dress-up? A class that loves putting on plays? A library that has group read-alongs? Wah-la! Receive the entire Reversible Satin Collection! Features 10 capes in every color combination with your choice of sizing. {Or if you prefer 10 capes of the same color for your Tuesday night Trivia Team we can do that too!} They'll arrive in beautiful bundles with a Thank You note from yours truly.. and shiny stickers!

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    AN AMAZING CAPES PHOTO SHOOT! Get Camera Ready! ....Presenting a 2 hour photo session of you and yours {kids/ cousin/ best friend/ puppy/ grandmother} looking absolutely terrific in Amazing Capes! {And/or attire of your choosing} Includes 2 reversible capes of your size and color choice to keep, as well as a dvd or digital download of 75 High-Resolution edited images from the shoot. Photographed by yours truly and includes travel within 100 miles of Asheville, NC. (Though I'm happy to travel further if additional expenses are covered. )

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    Painting #1 - Goldiephant. One of a kind! Painted by yours truly, Rox. Scroll down the page to see pictures. Also includes two Reversible Satin capes of your choice!

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    Painting #2 - Anti-Wrinkle Cream. One of a kind! Painted by yours truly, Rox. Scroll down the page to see pictures. Also includes two Reversible Satin capes of your choice!

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    Painting #4 - 24K Incarnate. One of a kind! Painted by yours truly, Rox. Scroll down the page to see pictures. Also includes two Reversible Satin capes of your choice!

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    Painting #3 - Atom Collage. One of a kind! Painted by yours truly, Rox. Scroll down the page to see pictures. Also includes two Reversible Satin capes of your choice!

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    Yippee!! You'll get 5 capes in your choice of size & color choice. AND..! I will create a 16" x 20" framed painting based upon a photograph that you have taken (or have permission for me to use). One suggestion is taking a picture of your family or friend group all donning your new capes and then sending it to me for a truly one-of-a-kind piece of art {will have abstract tendencies}! Signed with love from Rox.

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    Wow! Thank you so much!! I want to shower you with goodies! Your name will be permanently listed as a cherished sponsor on our website. You will receive a brand new cape for every Christmas (or holiday of your choosing) AND every Birthday for the NEXT 5 YEARS!! You will also receive a framed 20" x 24" abstract spirit animal painting signed with love from yours truly.

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    Oh my. Maybe I'll marry you? Thank you so very much. This reward is intended to recognize someone special in your life. Do you have a personal super hero? For example, a mother or grandparent that has led a courageous life and made a difference in the lives of others? With this reward, you'll receive a day of photographic coverage {up to 7 hrs} in a portrait & documentary style of the person or persons of your choosing. Includes travel within 200 miles of Asheville, though I'm happy to travel further if additional expenses are covered. Photographs will be taken by myself, Roxanne. Scroll down the page to see sample images of my work. You will receive the edited high-resolution photographs on a disk and may also select your choice of the following: A selection of photographs can be compiled into a simple custom-designed coffee-table style photo book OR you can select your favorite image from the shoot to have professionally matted and framed in any size up to 20" x24". And Amazing Capes of course! You will receive 5 capes from the Reversible Satin Collection in your size and color choice. Your name will also be listed as a cherished contributor on our website. Thank you so much!

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