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Last updated May 22, 2011

COMPSTUMES

A COMPSTUME isn't just a costume for your computer, it's a new way to decorate. Never let your computer go naked again.

COMPSTUMES

A COMPSTUME isn't just a costume for your computer, it's a new way to decorate. Never let your computer go naked again.

$168
pledged of $1,200pledged of $1,200 goal
7
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 22 2011 2:01 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 22, 2011

About

A COMPSTUME is exactly what the mashed-up name implies - a computer costume. Essentially, it is a custom-shaped felt sleeve that goes over the top of your monitor. The intent of this product is to provide you with a new way to decorate your home or office computer for the holidays.

COMPSTUMES are designed to fit around the features of your monitor, so that you will still be able to use your USB ports, headphone jacks, and CD and SD card drives.

The built-camera of your Mac is covered by the COMPSTUME. However, should you need to use the camera, simply flip up the top flap out of way. 

Currently, this product is only available for Mac (21.5 inch and 27 inch). In the near future, I hope to expand this idea to PCs as well.

I've broken down my goals for this project into 3 phases. The $1,200 that I am hoping to raise is to fund just Phase I.

Phase I

The goal for the first part of this project is basically to get the business started and running. To do this, I will need to:

Finalize the followingeight holiday designs:

Halloween
  • Pumpkin
  • Frankenstein
  • Witch
Thanksgiving 
  • Turkey
  • Pilgrim
Christmas
  • Santa
  • Reindeer
  • Christmas Tree

Hire a photographer to get professional shots of the product

Finish the web site (www.compstumes.com)

Buy tools and an initial stock of raw materials (100 yards of felt, glue, thread, etc.)

Purchase and custom cut 1/2" MDF boards that will serve as a pattern for cutting the felt for the first two sizes (Mac 21.5 inch and Mac 27 inch). This will eliminate the need to measure each one individually, greatly increasing production speed.

Phase II

Design eight more variations, adding to existing holiday selection and expanding into Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, and Easter.

Research and develop additional shapes that will fit two or three of the more standard/popular PC monitor sizes. Purchase and customize boards that will serve as the pattern for these sizes.

Contract a company to create styrofoam replicas of computer monitors. These will assist in modifying, photographing, and displaying the product.

Phase III

My goal is for this idea to become so popular that I cannot keep up with customer demand. If this occurs, I would like to find a manufacturer who can produce in mass.

At this point, I may also broaden my distribution channel to potentially make the product available in retail stores.

I'm also open to expanding into non-holiday designs, something you could have on your computer at any time of year. I will play this by ear as decided by customer interest. Feel free to contact me with suggestions for designs you'd like to see!

So that's about it! Thanks for checking out my business!

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    I will tell my family that you are a really, really awesome.
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    Your choice of any two COMPSTUMES and your name listed in a thank you section of the web site.
    Plus, you will be able to submit your own holiday-themed idea. I will design, make, and mail you your one-of-a-kind COMPSTUME with the other two.
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