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"Ghost Guard" — embroidered patches that glow-in-the-dark! Paranormal & supernatural fun. Lapel pin, t-shirt, card & original art.
"Ghost Guard" — embroidered patches that glow-in-the-dark! Paranormal & supernatural fun. Lapel pin, t-shirt, card & original art.
"Ghost Guard" — embroidered patches that glow-in-the-dark! Paranormal & supernatural fun. Lapel pin, t-shirt, card & original art.
146 backers pledged $4,872 to help bring this project to life.

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"Ghost Guard" Glow-in-the-Dark Patch, Lapel Pin, T-Shirt

$4,872

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Funded in 3 days! Thank you backers! Stretch goal patch #1 unlocked! Stretch Goal patch #2, "Paranormal Investigator" & Stretch Goal patch #3, "Spirit Sheriff" revealed!

Calling all ghosts! Calling all ghosts! The Ghost Guard is looking for new recruits to walk the beats at your local haunts. Each Paranormal Investigator (P. I.) will receive a glow-in-the-dark embroidered patch, a glow-in-the-dark hard enamel lapel pin and a glow-in-the-dark screen-printed "ghost card".

Ghost Guard main shield design with glow-in-the-dark preview.
Ghost Guard main shield design with glow-in-the-dark preview.

 The Ghost Guard I.D. cards will be hand-printed by Sire Press, using a custom duplex two-tone card stock, and the design will feature glow-in-the-dark ink!

Ghost Guard I.D. card. Screenprinted with glow-in-the-dark inks!
Ghost Guard I.D. card. Screenprinted with glow-in-the-dark inks!

The lapel pins will feature the same artwork as the embroidered patch, and will be metal, top-of-the-line hard-enamel lapel pins with  glow-in-the-dark enamel inlays.

Ghost Guard: Spectral Agent

The Ghost Guard is also opening up a few spots for Spectral Agents if the campaign surpasses the funding goal and unlocks the additional Spectral Agent glow-in-the-dark patch. And there are even more stretch goal patches to be unlocked, as well as the mysterious and yet-to-be-revealed "Ecto-Detector" to help with all your ghost-hunting activities.

Stretch goal items are only available to qualifying pledge levels (see below for details).

"Spectral Agent" shield design with glow-in-the-dark preview.
"Spectral Agent" shield design with glow-in-the-dark preview.

Not ready to joing the squad? No problem! Junior Officers are welcome to pledge and receive an embroidered patch or a lapel pin.

Backers can also receive one original art ghost mugshot from the "Ghost Guard" official department sketch artist.

Complete your officer's uniform while you walk the cemetery beat with a pledge that includes a screen-printed t-shirt with glow-in-the-dark inks!

Reward Levels

*All rewards include free U.S. shipping

Flatfoot ($7): One "Ghost Guard" embroidered patch

Junior Detective ($15): One "Ghost Guard" hard enamel lapel pin

Paranormal Investigator ($20): One "Ghost Guard" kit, including a "Ghost Guard" embroidered patch, a Ghost Guard lapel pin, and a Ghost Guard identification card.

Spectre Sleuth ($25): Limited Edition + Stretch Goals. Qualify for stretch goal items, get a limited edition certificate of authenticity card, PLUS: One "Ghost Guard" kit, including a "Ghost Guard" embroidered patch, a Ghost Guard lapel pin, and a Ghost Guard identification card.

Poltergeist Patrol ($30): Sketch card original art! PLUS: one "Ghost Guard" kit, including a "Ghost Guard" embroidered patch, a Ghost Guard lapel pin, and a Ghost Guard identification card. Qualifies for stretch goal items. Includes certificate of authenticity card.

Spectral Inspector ($55): Glow-in-the-dark t-shirt! PLUS: one "Ghost Guard" kit, including a "Ghost Guard" embroidered patch, a Ghost Guard lapel pin, and a Ghost Guard identification card and an original art Sketch Card. Qualifies for stretch goal items. Includes certificate of authenticity card.

4x6 Art ($45): Original signed 4"x6" art! PLUS: one "Ghost Guard" kit, including a "Ghost Guard" embroidered patch, a Ghost Guard lapel pin, and a Ghost Guard identification card and an original art Sketch Card. Qualifies for stretch goal items. Includes certificate of authenticity card.

4x6 Art + T-Shirt ($70): Original signed 4"x6" art + glow-in-the-dark t-shirt! PLUS: one "Ghost Guard" kit, including a "Ghost Guard" embroidered patch, a Ghost Guard lapel pin, and a Ghost Guard identification card and an original art Sketch Card. Qualifies for stretch goal items. Includes certificate of authenticity card.

6x9 Art ($60): Original signed 6"x9" art! PLUS: one "Ghost Guard" kit, including a "Ghost Guard" embroidered patch, a Ghost Guard lapel pin, and a Ghost Guard identification card and an original art Sketch Card. Qualifies for stretch goal items. Includes certificate of authenticity card.

6x9 Art + T-Shirt ($85): Original signed 6"x9" art + glow-in-the-dark t-shirt! PLUS: one "Ghost Guard" kit, including a "Ghost Guard" embroidered patch, a Ghost Guard lapel pin, and a Ghost Guard identification card and an original art Sketch Card. Qualifies for stretch goal items. Includes certificate of authenticity card.

9x12 Art ($75): Original signed 9"x12" art! PLUS: one "Ghost Guard" kit, including a "Ghost Guard" embroidered patch, a Ghost Guard lapel pin, and a Ghost Guard identification card and an original art Sketch Card. Qualifies for stretch goal items. Includes certificate of authenticity card.

9x12 Art + T-Shirt ($100): Original signed 9"x12" art + glow-in-the-dark t-shirt! PLUS: one "Ghost Guard" kit, including a "Ghost Guard" embroidered patch, a Ghost Guard lapel pin, and a Ghost Guard identification card and an original art Sketch Card. Qualifies for stretch goal items. Includes certificate of authenticity card.

Stretch Goals

$4,750: "Spectral Agent" embroidered patch! UNLOCKED!*

$6,000: "Paranormal Investigator" embroidered patch!

$7,250: "Spirit Sheriff" embroidered patch!

*We didn't reach the funding goal, but I unlocked it anyways!

…with more stretch goals to be announced during the campaign — including the great and powerful Ecto-Detector!

Secret Bonus Stretch Goal Patches!

"Paranormal Investigator" and "Spirit Sheriff" stretch goal patches.
"Paranormal Investigator" and "Spirit Sheriff" stretch goal patches.

The Merchandise

Below are examples of the patches and kits from previous campaigns to give you and idea of the quality of the embroidered patches and other items I have had produced. I always source the best quality for everything in the kit and personally oversee every step of the production. See below for backer testimonials. 

All the items in the "Cryptid Command" main kit — Alien Air Force, Nessie Navy and Bigfoot Army patches, along with the Cryptid Command 4up shield patch, a Paranormal Forces PVC emblem, a printed dog tag and a plastic ID card.
All the items in the "Cryptid Command" main kit — Alien Air Force, Nessie Navy and Bigfoot Army patches, along with the Cryptid Command 4up shield patch, a Paranormal Forces PVC emblem, a printed dog tag and a plastic ID card.
Fully packaged Cryptid Command kit with header card.
Fully packaged Cryptid Command kit with header card.
"Bigfoot Patrol Membership Kit" items
"Bigfoot Patrol Membership Kit" items
"Yeti Squad Membership Kit" items
"Yeti Squad Membership Kit" items
"Sasquatch Brigade Membership Kit" items
"Sasquatch Brigade Membership Kit" items

Velcro Patch Backing

All patches are available with optional Velcro backing upgrades. Add $1.00 per embroidered patch to your pledge amount total to upgrade to Velcro.

* Note that you may need to adjust your pledge to cover the Velcro upgrades for stretch goal patches as they are unlocked.

Add $2 per PVC emblem to upgrade to Velcro backing.

Add-On Items*

Want more patches? No problem! Additional patches are $5 each. Additional lapel pins can be added at $12 each.

Add a glow-in-the-dark screen-printed t-shirt to any pledge that doesn't include it, or get more than one! Just increase your total pledge amount by $25 per shirt for sizes S to XL. XXL shirts are $27, XXXL are $28, XXXXL are $29 (international backers will need to add another $10 to cover the shipping cost increase).

And I will be making the kits from the previous campaigns available to backers as well. More details to come!

Please drop me a Kickstarter message if your pledge includes add-ons.

* Since Kickstarter doesn't officially support add-on items, you'll need to manually increase your pledge to cover the cost of the additonal items, and when the campaign ends, the closing survey will confirm your add-ons. See the campaign FAQ for more details.

Testimonials

Check out these backer testimonials for the previous "Bigfoot Patrol", "Yeti Squad" and "Sasquatch Brigade" and "Cryptid Command" embroidered patch and membership kit rewards from my earlier Kickstarter campaigns:

"Your attention to detail in the design, manufacturing, and packaging has exceeded any of the 70+ Kickstarter projects that I have backed over the years. My goal for your next project is to be Backer #1 (well at least in the top 20). I can't wait to share my abundance of patches/stickers with family and friends." — Mark K.

"This is one of the most awesome projects I've backed on Kickstarter. The various items are exceptionally well designed and all are very well made. I can't wait to frame the prints and get the patch seen on my backpack!" — John F.

"I received my package 10 minutes ago and it looks AMAZING! No problems with customs and package was intact. The patches are beautiful, magnets also, everything is really good made and beautiful. Thank you for excellent campaign and really really quality products. You really rock big time :)" — Iztok S.

"I received mine last week, I gotta say I'm very impressed by the quality and attention to detail, I posted by loot on Instagram and I had a few DM's from people asking where i got them and how can they get their own? Its pretty cool having something exclusive for the backers. Stoked for your next leg of your journey, George. Congratulations thus far." — Mike F.

"I backed the Yeti Squad patch as well as the Bigfoot Patrol patch. Both high quality items! The artist was quick to answer questions and was extremely helpful when I wanted to get extra patches for my hiking backpack as well as my friend's pack. Great quality and wonderfully unique items, I'm looking forward to hopefully more mythical creature patches by the same artist (Nessie, sirens, unicorn, phoenix, etc. )" — Danielle P.

YOU'RE THE MAN!!! THESE CAME OUT AMAZING. I have been burned by about 3 of the 5 kickstarters I have backed. NOT THIS ONE. Great turnaround time, price, and responsiveness. George over-delivered on this project to everyone's benefit. Great Kickstarter, I will be waiting on the next set. — Tyler C.

"Man those Bigfoot packages are really great. So exciting to get this today. I can't wait to give one to my buddy. He's gonna really like it. He's a huge Bigfoot buff. The badge looks even better than I thought it would. The detail is awesome." — John W.

"Received the Bigfoot Patrol kits today! Very awesome results. I'm pumped to show off my membership. Thanks and good luck!!" — Tony P.

"Hey I got the stuff! Super cool. Nice quality too. Very nice. Great work George. Just great man. Outstanding." — Scott L.

"Got mine today. Wow, they're sweet! Great job, George!" — JT

"Awesome stuff. As I thought the kids love the kit. Everything turned out awesome. Thanks!" — Todd H.

"The quality of the kit is top notch, George. The embroidered patch detail is impressive." — Jenna R.

"Just wanted to tell you I got my reward yesterday. The artwork is awesome and the patches look amazing. Looking forward to project #3 when you are ready (no rush, just wanted to let you know I am in when you are ready)." — Ted B.

"I was impressed with how nice the Yeti patch looked!" — Jim M.

"Fantastic art and quality. I backed the two previous kickstarters and have been extremely happy with them." — Diane S.

"I had no idea what to expect from the Yeti Squad patches, but man did they turn out sharp!! Crisp details and great quality! The thread was even above expectations. Normally you wouldn't care about some of these small details in patches purchased at a retail level. This just shows the effort and care George put into his product." — Michael M.

"All items present and correct. Everything was top quality. Really happy and looking forward to the Sasquatch Brigade. Shipping to the UK was fast too! Great job George!" — Stewart C.

"Highly detailed, quality patch. Very satisfied!" —Brad B.

"MY [Sasquatch Brigade] REWARDS ARE HERE!! They are great! The patches are fantastic. The membership cards & window clings are of much higher quality that I anticipated. I'm like a little kid on Christmas!" — Cameron J.

"...and my care package from George arrived today, too! Everything is as high quality (or higher!) as you posted in the updates. Awesome! Thank you! — Stephen A.

"Awesome!!!! Just arrived today, they look fantastic!" — Mike C.

"George is an absolutely stellar creator, the product is amazing. George has been really quick in responding and incredibly friendly. I really appreciate all your work man." — Stuart D.

"You came through huge and came through in amazing time...great work!!!" — Mike G.

"Wow! Best Kickstarter project yet. Love your work here!! My nieces in Australia will love them. You've got me hooked on the next Kickstarter already! Thanks very much!!! Love it." — Jeremy P.

"The patches are even more stunning in person than I had imagined - top tier quality, George! Can't wait to put them on the backpack!" — David W.

"I can't believe how gorgeous the patches are! The silhouette ones are incredible as well...it would have been so easy to just colour-fill them, but I love that the fine embroidery is done within the patches to make it resemble a more realistic fur. I can't wait for the next release!" — Angel H.

Future Patches, Kits & Campaigns

You better believe I've got more paranormal patch campaigns in the works. Chupacabra, The Kraken and the MothmanCthulhu. Did I mentioned Halloween and even more monsters? And ancient mysteries (Easter Island, Stonehenge, Great PyramidSphinx)!

And I am starting up a patch subscription service for those who can't get enough embroidered patches! Add your 2¢ to the poll here.

Stay up to date by signing up for my email newsletter for sneak peeks, exclusive art, and subscriber-only deals and info.

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Risks and challenges

The only real risks here are possible delays in manufacturing because those are out of my control. But with four runs of all these types of items already having been produced by the same manufacturers and shipped successfully, this campaign is pretty much a slam dunk once we reach funding goals. All the manufacturers did an excellent job for prior production runs with quick turnaround, so I expect the same for this one.

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