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Choose your weapons and wield them with pride!
Choose your weapons and wield them with pride!
Choose your weapons and wield them with pride!
2,209 backers pledged $83,291 to help bring this project to life.

About

The Orientation & Gender Armory: Pride Weapon Enamel Pins!

$83,291

2,209

Hello and welcome to my project!

I'm Kristin, a product designer and geeky weapons enthusiast.

A few months back, I decided to sit down and make the pride merchandise that I personally really wanted to see in the world--something bigger and cooler than just a flag, and something that was personal to me and carried a message of strength that other LGBT+ people could feel connected to. 

That's when the Armory series was born! The idea of translating flags into  weapons appealed to me--not only is it a cool conversation piece for DnD nights, let's be honest--it says we are warriors, that we can and will fight, as a community, to exist.

Each weapon is based on the pride flag colors of their respective identities, and each design was chosen carefully for its symbolism/pun-potential. 

Choose your weapons and wield them with Pride!

Kickstarter allows you to make a monetary pledge towards my project, but your pledge will only be taken if funding is successful at the end of the 30 day campaign.

At that time, the funds will be transferred from you at the conclusion of the project (so the end of July). You will also receive a survey in which you tell me which goodies you want, your address, and relevant information.

Then, kickstarter will send me the funds and I can begin production!

Pins are hard enamel with shiny gold, silver, or nickel metal and are 2" at their longest point, with two posts and rubber clutches for security. They all come on an equally cool backing card.

Update: The special We Fight As One pin is soft enamel & rainbow plated metal!

Our initial goal is these 4 pin designs: The L, G, B, and T! 

UPDATE: FUNDED IN ONLY 2 HOURS! THANK YOU!

  • Sword Lesbian
  • Battleaxe Bi
  • Gladius Gay
  • Trident Trans

If we clear this funding hurdle, we move onto Stretch Goals!

UPDATE: ALL PINS UNLOCKED! Two more pins just added for a total of 14!

UNLOCKED!: PHASE TWO OF THE CAMPAIGN IS:

EMBROIDERED PATCHES!!! 

UPDATE: DUE TO THE AMAZING SUPPORT OF THE BACKERS OF THIS CAMPAIGN, EVERY PIN OR PATCH BACKING TIER WILL NOW BE RECEIVING THESE FREE GOODIES! 

UPDATE! WITH SEVEN DAYS LEFT, THE LAST SURPRISE OF THE CAMPAIGN IS:

THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT, LOVE AND SHARES!

  • June - July: Kickstarter Campaign 
  • End of July: Surveys Sent after successful funding
  • August - September: Pin/ Goodies Production
  • September: Shipping to you!

Please note this is an ideal timeline. If anything should happen to delay this during production you'll be hearing from me!

 This breakdown is for the initial goal only, as the percentages may change as we break through more goals and have the potential to add more goodies to the project, but rest assured all of it is being tightly accounted for.

I have many social medias! Feel free to follow me so you don't miss an update.

Risks and challenges

Though this is my first kickstarter, it's not my first product design! I've designed countless accessories and tabletop items for major retailers so I'm not new to the manufacturing process.

I've chosen the factories I'll be using after a thorough vetting process and I trust them to work with me during the process.

I am confident in my ability to communicate unexpected setbacks in production to backers as they occur and work to make everything run as smoothly as possible.

Please note that minor changes may occur in production, and that the images presented here are my mock-ups. I don't forsee any major issues, but should there be any my backers will be the first to know.

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    When you need to arm all your jackets.

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Funding period

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