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A fashion extravaganza to showcase the many talents of costume designer Sasha Howell. Hopefully, the first of many.
51 backers pledged $2,190 to help bring this project to life.

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I have wanted to put on a non-traditional fashion show since before I can remember.  I'm capable of pulling it all together by myself, but I won't have to bother with all that work.  I have many many friends who are enthusiastic about this project and have already volunteered to help in any way.  I am a costume designer in the Theatre world, so my friends include but are not limited to Lighting Designers, Hair and Makeup experts, Set and scenic Designers, Sound Engineers, Stage Managers, Wardrobe Dressers,  DJ's, MC's, Dancers, and Models.  So my main job will be contacting, enlisting, and coordinating their help.  It is perfect timing to do something like this in my life and in my town.  This fashion show is not going to be your average fashion show with "normal" clothing.  Not only will the costumes be much larger than life, but I plan on making the actual event into more of a performance rather than simply showing off my costuming skills on girls who are simply walking down the catwalk.  I know the crowd exists in Duluth.  My collections include Steampunk Style, Burning Man-inspired costumes, Lisa Frank creations, Sasha Style (inspired by my normal rocker/DIY look), and creepy costumes inspired by Murder Pretty (a horror film company I'm involved in here in Duluth).  I have a lot of my own resources to pull from within the shop I run.  Any donations to the project I receive will be put into buying fabricand materials needed, paying for venue costs, creating a special reception for Kickstarter contributors and VIPS, and into printing things like programs, tickets, and VIP passes.  Every dollar will be utilized to the max. Thanks for your never ending love and support.  I'd be nowhere without it.

Risks and challenges

There are a couple of really important risks that I'm already tackling. One is cementing dates, venue, and help. I'm not as worried about recruiting volunteers as I've already had a huge response from those that would be happy to dedicate a few day to my project. And, as I said earlier, I could (in theory) do all the work myself. My worries come in when I start to think about using the space and coordinating the volunteer days. I am currently working that all out as we speak, but the plan is to have all the details in order a week before the Kickstarter campaign ends.

My second worry is that the event will not be what I picture in my head. I have learned in my work as a Costume Designer that that will always be a struggle. I am however confident that the event will be a total success and a smash hit that I will be able to start doing annually. The fact that the beads on the reception tables are not exactly what I had hoped for seems like a pretty insignificant worry in the bigger scheme of things.

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