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Cthulhu, Dagon & Elder Thing secret society embroidered patches based on the monsters & gods of H. P. Lovecraft.
Cthulhu, Dagon & Elder Thing secret society embroidered patches based on the monsters & gods of H. P. Lovecraft.
178 backers pledged $6,232 to help bring this project to life.

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Legion Of Lovecraft

The Legion Of Lovecraft patch, button & sticker set features three military-inspired embroidered patches, each featuring one monster from the Cthulhu Mythos: Cthulhu (of course), fish-god Dagon, and an Elder Thing.

Embroidered patches featuring Dagon, Cthulhu and an Elder Thing from the writings and mythos of H. P. Lovecraft.
Embroidered patches featuring Dagon, Cthulhu and an Elder Thing from the writings and mythos of H. P. Lovecraft.

The patches were designed to evoke a mystical and occult feel, reflecting a mysterious secret society for each of these Elder Gods and Great Old Ones.  

Lovecraft buttons designs: Dagon, Cthulhu & Elder Thing. Available with pin-back or magnet back.
Lovecraft buttons designs: Dagon, Cthulhu & Elder Thing. Available with pin-back or magnet back.

The custom lettering was designed to summon echoes of alchemical sigils, astrological symbols, while still being legible as English text once you see the pattern. 

I have also created a limited-palette Cthulhu drawing just for this campaign, which will be available as a signed 8" x 10"color print. 

Cthulhu 8" x 10" print artwork
Cthulhu 8" x 10" print artwork

Elder Thing: "Antarctic" Color Variant

The "Elder Thing" heraldic shield patch will be available in both the original green color palette as well as a special-edition "Antarctic" blue-and-white color variant.
 

You'll have the option to choose either color palette as part of your backer fulfillment survey once the campaign ends. 

And if you'd like to have both versions, the Antarctic variant will be available as a standalone add-on item as part of the backer survey add-on store. 

If you plan to add this on as an additional patch, consider increasing your pledge now to cover the cost (likely to be $8 or less). Increasing your pledge now helps us meet more stretch goals during the campaign. 

This color variant is available to all backers!

Sizing

Patches:

  •  Cthulhu Fhtagn: 2.8" W x 4.1" H
  •  Sons Of Dagon: 3.25" W x 3.25" H
  •  Elder Thing shield: 2.5" W x 3.3" H

Buttons (pin-back or magnet-back):

  • 1.5"

Stickers (kiss-cut):

  •  Cthulhu Fhtagn: 2.0" W x 2.85" H
  •  Sons Of Dagon: 2.75" W x 2.7" H
  •  Elder Thing shield: 2.25" W x 2.2" H

Rewards

The pledge reward tiers offer your choice of embroidered patches, 1.5" buttons (available with your choice of pin-back or magnet-back), and kiss-cut stickers (weatherproof). 

You can pledge for patches, buttons, stickers or combos that include all variations of the three items. 

The basic rewards are quantity-based rewards, to allow backers to pick up one or more of each patch, or multiples of a single design. Backers at these rewards will be able to choose their patches as part of the backer fulfillment survey after the campaign ends. These rewards do not qualify for stretch goal items.

And if you want more than the quantities available in the rewards, you can increase your pledge to cover the additional costs. You'll be able to add to your reward when I send out the backer reward surveys once the campaign is funded. 

If you want to pledge for a 3-pack reward, but get multiples of one patch design, that's fine. Just drop me a line and I'll note it on your pledge.

If you want quantities of any item not listed here, just edit and multiply your pledge to cover the cost, and you'll then have the opportunity to choose your items as part of the backer survey process. 

Stretch Goals!

Stretch goal items are free bonus items added to qualifying reward pledges as the campaign exceeds the core funding goal. 

Any reward that includes the "Patch 3-Pack" qualifies for the bonus stretch goal items. Essentially this means any reward priced at $25 or higher

This first stretch goal was unlocked at $2,500!

"Eye Of Shoggoth" - stretch goal patch #1
"Eye Of Shoggoth" - stretch goal patch #1

It is a fourth patch, the "Eye Of Shoggoth" (pictured above). 

The second stretch goal was unlocked at $5,000!

Cthulhu standalone character patch, stretch goal bonus item #2
Cthulhu standalone character patch, stretch goal bonus item #2

Stretch goal item #2 is yet another bonus patch for qualifying rewards, this time a standalone Cthulhu patch (pictured above). 

Additional stretch goals will be unlocked each time an additonal $2,500 is reached past the first stretch goal ($5,000, $7,500, etc). 

Previous Patches & Multiple Rewards

I will be using a fulfillment service for this campaign which will allow you to pick up patches and other items from previous campaigns. You'll be able to add them to your reward when you fill out your backer survey. 

You'll also be able to upgrade your patches to hook-and-loop-ready backing as part of the closing backer survey, as well as pick up multiple reward sets and multiple items.

If you know you are going to pick up some additional items or multiple rewards, please edit your pledge to include those funds during the campaign! That helps to ensure we reach the funding goal, as well as unlock any stretch goals and bonus items.

Your additional pledge funds will then be credited to your backer survey so you can "spend" them for the additional items.

If you have any questions at all about any of this, please drop me a line via the campaign, or ask in the campaign's comments section. I do my best to reply within the hour if not sooner. Please also read the campaign FAQ on this topic.

Alternate Patch Backing (hook-and-loop-ready etc.)

All patches are available with optional hook-and-loop-ready backing upgrades. You will need to manually add $2.00 per embroidered patch to your pledge amount total to upgrade to hook-and-loop-ready backing.

Please see the campaign FAQ for more details.

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

International Shipping

If you are a backer from outside the United States, please read this campaign FAQ on how international backer rewards are handled as far as customs/duties/taxes/VAT. 

The short version: the rewards are shipped as merchandise, and you will be responsible for any and all customs/duties/taxes/VAT charges. These are set by your country's government and post office, I am just following their laws. 

Who's Behind This Campaign?

This is another artist merchandise project by George Coghill (aka the Monsterologist) as part of an ongoing wearable art patch and merchandise series featuring cryptozoology creatures, legendary beings and mysterious monsters.

All aspects of the campaign — from the concepts, development, art, the Kickstarter campaign, and merchandise production and fulfillment — are all done by me (sometimes with a bit of help from friends when it comes to packing & shipping).

Your support of the campaign is directly supporting me as an independent artist. These campaigns not only make these patch sets possible, but give me the inspiration to keep on devoting the extensive time it takes to develop future sets.

I've been a life-long artist of monsters and these campaigns are personal art projects where I aim to fulfill the dream of the 8-year-old monster-fan me who got me started down this path of being an artist in the first place.

My previous patch campaigns featured paranormal and alternative topics such as ghosts, Halloween, Krampus, Ancient Astronauts, Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch, Nessie, UFOs and aliens, Mothman, Chupacabra, and the Kraken -- among many more.

Why Do I Need Your Support?

As with any manufactured items, embroidered patches get more affordable when they are purchased in quantities of 100 or more (and the best price breaks are at quantities of 200 and 500). This campaign allows me to offer you a great deal on some original, artist-designed patches in exchange for your help in ordering these at a quantity that makes them affordable.

As an independent artist, funds are always in much shorter supply than creativity. By supporting this project, you get a set of original embroidered patches at a great price, and I get a small stash of patches to add to my portfolio, my online store and my vendor table artist's merchandise offerings.

This in turn helps me to be able to continue to create more art, and do more of these merchandise campaigns. Your campaign pledges are more than just a pre-order for some merchandise — you're directly supporting me as an independent artist in my quest to be able to devote all my time and energy into creating more artwork and developing more merchandise like this.

The funds go to manufacturing the items, any necessary art supplies, the banking and service fees for the campaign, the packing and shipping materials, as well as the postage.

The Merchandise

Below are examples of the embroidered patches from previous campaigns to give you an idea of the quality. I always source the best for every reward item and personally oversee every step of the production.

These are 100% embroidered, top-quality, professionally manufactured patches. I work closely with the manufacturing team and the art department to ensure the colors and designs are translated as ideally as possible from the original art.

And see further below for backer testimonials from previous patch campaigns to hear what backers thought of the patches.

"Sons Of Samhain" Halloween motorcycle club patch
"Sons Of Samhain" Halloween motorcycle club patch
"Roswell" Alien UFO abduction embroidered patch
"Roswell" Alien UFO abduction embroidered patch
"Krampus Rampant" Medieval heraldic embroidered patch
"Krampus Rampant" Medieval heraldic embroidered patch
"Goblin Squad" embroidered patch
"Goblin Squad" embroidered patch
"The Grays" alien motorcycle club embroidered patch
"The Grays" alien motorcycle club embroidered patch
"Easter Island Outpost" ancient astronaut mission patch
"Easter Island Outpost" ancient astronaut mission patch

Testimonials

Check out these backer testimonials for the previous embroidered patch 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." — 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 sewn on my backpack!" — John F.

"I received my package 10 minutes ago and it looks AMAZING! 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 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. Stoked for your next leg of your journey, George. Congratulations thus far." — Mike F.

"George 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 patches 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 patch looks even better than I thought it would. The detail is awesome." — John W.

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

"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.

"The artwork is awesome and the patches look amazing." — Ted B.

"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.

"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 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.

"...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: Classic horror monsters. Conspiracy theories. Secret societies. Mythological monsters. Dragons. Paranormal places. More Halloween. More cryptozoology creatures

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Risks and challenges

The only real risk, after 10 successfully funded and fulfilled campaigns, is perhaps a delay in the manufacturing process. I've streamlined this process and have a close working relationship with the patch manufacturer.

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