About this project
*** Stretch Goal unlocked: choice of 3rd patch or enamel pin.
*** Limited Edition patch rewards now get exclusive red metallic thread upgrade!
Order Of Krampus
As the Sun again retreats into the wintry recesses of its orbit, the ancient and mystic Order Of Krampus is again accepting initiates for consideration.
Your pledge reserves your rank in our heraldic order.
- A First Degree Initiate, "Knight of the Bell", receives one heraldic Krampus patch.
- A Second-Degree Initiate, "Knight of the Tongue" receives one Krampus head shield patch.
- A Third-Degree Initiate, the "Secret Master of the Bundled Switch", receives both the heraldic Krampus patch and the Krampus head shield patch.*
- A Fourth-Degree Initiate, "Sublime Master of Chains", receives signed and numbered limited-edition versions of both the heraldic Krampus patch and the Krampus head shield patch.*
- A Fifth-Degree Initiate, "Secret Chief of the Cloven Hoof", receives one original art Sketch Card, signed and numbered limted-edition versions of both the heraldic Krampus patch and the Krampus head shield patch.*
- A Sixth-Degree Initiate, "Grand Master of the Claw", receives one piece of 8" x 10" original art, signed and numbered limted-edition versions of both the heraldic Krampus patch and the Krampus head shield patch as well as one original art Sketch Card.*
*Third-Degree Initiates and higher also qualify for stretch goal items.
*Limited Edition patches will now also be upgraded to exclusive red metallic thread!
All patches can be upgraded to Velcro backing by pledging $1 extra per patch. Pin backing and fabric-magnet backings are also available for $1 additional.
Want multiples? Just increase your pledge amount to cover the cost of additional rewards. Additional patches are $8 each. Additional qualifying reward packages will also receive any stretch goal items unlocked.
Oath of the Order of Krampus
Our order reaches back into medieval Austro-Bavarian antiquity alongside the tradition of Krampus himself. Sworn to uphold and maintain the presence of the symbol of Krampus during all winter holiday festivals, initiates pledge to don Krampus-themed apparel, accessories and costumes in order to spread the knowledge and concepts of Krampus to those unfamiliar.
Stretch Goal Items
Backers can choose between an enamel pin featuring the main full-body Krampus shield design, or a patch of the third heraldic shield design in the set!
Each of these items will also be available as add-on items for purchase after the campaign ends, for those of you who'd like to get both items.
Who's Behind This Campaign?
This is another artist merchandise project by George Coghill as part of an ongoing wearable art patch and merchandise series featuring creatures, cryptids, 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 (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.
I've been a life-long artist of monsters who temporarily lost that monster-focus until recently. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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! 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? 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! 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 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 patch 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!!" — 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." — 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: more cryptids (Mothman, Chupacabra and the Kraken). Cthulhu. Conspiracy theories. Secret societies. As well as unicorns, fairies and mermaids, and lots, lots more…
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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 over 7 production runs of patches for previous campaigns already having been produced by the same manufacturer and shipped successfully, I do not envision any major challenges.
There is always the potential for slight delays in the production, and therefore in delivery. At the worst, this would mean a few extra weeks to deliver the rewards.
All the manufacturers did an excellent job for prior production runs with quick turnaround, so I expect the same for this one.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes! Just increase your pledge by $1 per patch to upgrade to Velcro backing, and drop me a message via the campaign so I can note it on your pledge.
Yes! Any of those three patch backing upgrades are just $1 additional per patch. these are typically not something I keep in stock so this is likely your only chance to get these with these rare custom backings.
If you want to upgrade, modify your pledge and increase the total by $1 per patch and then message me via Kickstarter with the details of the upgrade(s) you'd like.
The patches will be delivered attached to a display card, and the display card will be hand signed and numbered by the artist (me).
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