This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, July 31 2018 10:31 AM UTC +00:00.
Current Pin Status:
Who and Why?
My name is Louise, the owner and illustrator at missloutoyou. I run a small clothing business which features cute and colourful prints of my own characters and motifs which represent them. My works are inspired by various subjects and aesthetics, including Japanese fashion. One style of fashion which is shown a lot in my works is uchuu kei. A quick definition for uchuu kei would be fashion which uses a lot of alien and space themes.
I use uchuu kei on fashion pieces as well as within characters. I repeatedly use my characters The Space Agents on apparel and accessories, which feature a variety of alien-like creatures exploring the galaxy. When I share these characters on social media, I notice that a lot of people appreciate and relate to them, which is wonderful!
I have been discussing with many people who all suggested and agreed that I should get enamel pins made of these characters. As a huge collector of enamel pins myself, it would be a dream to be able to get some manufactured of my own characters and share them with you all! I will discuss more on designs and details below.
You do not need to know the characters in depth (or at all!) to join this kickstarter. As long as you appreciate their designs that is all that matters to me :)
The Pin Designs:
To begin with I am going to start with my character Astron the gamer. The rest are unlockables! I chose Astron and Celestine because they were voted the two most popular of my characters.
For every £200 above target, a new pin will be released from left-right.
Astron - Confirmed at £250!
Game over console - Confirmed at £450
Celestia the Cyclops - Confirmed at £650
Bubble Boomer - Confirmed at £850
The backing cards will be made exclusively for these pins. They will be made in a business card style and then I will combine the card and pin myself. I will design these and post these during the kickstarter :)
*Do note these will not be packaged in plastic seal bags, the aim for these is to cut unnecessary plastic use within the packaging. These will be wrapped in tissue paper and sent in small cardboard boxes or envelopes (large letter sizes) as this is widely recyclable.
More about the pins:+30 mm
+All pins will contain the same 5 Colours (White, Light Pink, Light Blue, Pale Gold, Purple) (Pantones below)
My Last kickstarter I did unfortunately did not cover all of my funds due to underestimating shipping costs and fees, so I have done a breakdown of the costing for the pins:
£160 for 1 pin design
£25 Fees (10% fees with leeway)
£65 on postage and packaging (inc.backing cards)
What has changed?
Some of you may be aware that this was a previous kickstarter that I cancelled. I decided to rethink it over slightly. The only things changed are that the four pins will be unlocked one-by-one rather than in a lump, and that they have gone from 35mm -> 30mm to try and make them more affordable :) I hope you all understand my reasons for these changes, for any questions don't hesitate to contact me!!
Risks and challenges
I am still new to the enamel pin world as a creator, but have been in it for a while as a collector! I have done plenty of research into which manufacturers to use, as well as get feedback on the best colour palettes and designs for these.
The designs may be tweaked if they do not get instant approval, but they will not be anything too distinctive that would immensely change the look of the design. It may be the thickness of the lines or the amount of colours in one section.
It also may take longer than desired to get these pins out, but I imagine September will be the earliest we will receive them. I will keep you guys updated through this process though!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter