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New Vesper Series is Here for the Holidays!

Posted on December 06, 2015 by Amazing Capes

From the left, we've got The Houdini, The Americana, Quicksilver, Noble Rainbow and Super Mandela. Two new materials in the mix: The Americana cape is made of a cotton blend and is extra durable - a great choice for those who love getting outside.  To its right is the flashy Quicksilver... full of silver sequins that will have you sparkling on the moon. All capes are cut & sewn in Los Angeles, CA and are ready for imaginations in all sizes. Let's bring a little extra joy to the world this holiday season! 

 

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The Gift of Imagination

Posted on November 20, 2015 by Amazing Capes

While walking around the park the other day I passed a parent who was pushing their child in a stroller; her perceptive eyes were glued to the screen of a small tablet as they went along the path. I noticed her eyes didn't gravitate from the screen as we passed the tall misty fountain nor did they look curiously upon a family of nearby ducks. Rather the screen held focus as it edged out the time old tradition of people-watching as humans and doggies jogged pass. Now if this had been any adult it probably would have felt happenstance; I realized what felt so arresting to me was how this scene was well on its way to becoming the norm as well.

Original thought will naturally flow freely for a child; but how will their own thoughts emerge as we push them along with the same small screens? For children it's especially important to be given tools that stimulate their cognitive learning abilities; a cape is one such tool. The beauty is in its simplicity; the owner has the power to create the world they imagine while they engage with their surroundings creatively and purposefully. When this happens one enjoys the beauty of living life fully. Much of the excitement that one seeks on the screen is actually being played out. What better gift is there? Let's spread the joy of imagination to those you love this holiday season. 

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My First Cape... Re-discovered!

Posted on December 31, 2013 by Amazing Capes

My stocking held some extra magic this year... Beyond the customary orange and a handful of nuts that are impossible to crack there was a piece of soft black fabric. Confused, I unfolded this little bundle and soon discovered my original cape!

Sewn by my mom when I was around the 5, she used a black cotton fabric and iron-on images of the solar system and magical stars. Lost to my memory was her nifty handiwork in designing a front panel that safety pinned around my back. So novel! What I remember most is wearing this cape to pretend I was all kinds personalities... A great explorer, a mischievous  magician... I could do anything! This bit of fabric was constantly used in playing dress up with my sister.

The house I grew up in is perched up on a hill, beside a great big field and a big cluster of woods; lacking any neighborhood kids to play with, I was left to the strange devices of my imagination more often than not. My sister and I would perform plays, bake mud pies with sticks and dirt, and venture over the fence to build castle forts in the middle of the trees. The elements would usually find us building new forts every few weeks, but that didn't matter much, because at the time, our imaginations were infinite. The possibilities were infinite. And at age 5, there is nothing you can't imagine.

My mom and I thought my first cape was long lost to those sneaky habits of a basement that lives beneath an old log cabin... prey to mouse traps and the necessity of costume-bin-cleanouts... Little did she or I know that I'd ever start a cape company of my own. But as it turns out, what is truly special is never lost. The small cape turned up in the back of a linen closet, just in time for my own (woefully sleepy) delight. And on Christmas morning, my 5 year old nephew Evander was also able to try it on for himself. It fit him just perfect.

Walking past the fence and through the field with him later that day, I'm always reminded of the profound abilities of our imaginations to create magical worlds like no other. In the new year ahead, lets trace back to our younger selves and embrace the power of our imagination. There is great work to be done and a brave new world to discover!

Onwards and upwards,

Roxanne

 

 

 

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New Purposeful Packaging

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Amazing Capes

Every Amazing Cape will now arrive in a hand-stamped 100% cotton muslin bag!

Ideas for re-purposing your bag following the cape arrival.

1- Safe-guarding treasures

2- Fill with snackable peanuts to go with you into the forest

3- Place all of the notes that arrive via Carrier Pigeon inside

4- A good place for dominoes, marbles, special leaves and sticks

5- Make a baby pillowcase!

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A Merry Merry Stocking Stuffer

Posted on November 29, 2012 by Amazing Capes

The holidays are upon us! I love this time of year... the crisp air, the twinkling glow of lights, the smell of fresh pine and cinnamon warming the oven... And soon enough Christmas morning will be here before we know it! And though I wrote Santa a hundred letters asking if the Reversible Satin Collection of Amazing Capes could be ready before then, he said I just have to give all the elves enough time to make them... and to sew them carefully with all the love and magic they can possibly store. So for those of you who would like to pass on a cape this Christmas, please become a backer on Kickstarter to pre-order your favorites in advance! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/20958070/amazing-capes-release-your-inner-superhero Below is a printable stocking stuffer to excite the time until the real package arrives beautifully bundled up in the mail this January. (With all my toes and fingers crossed the project reaches 100% funding!) 

Happy Holidays! 

Thankfully yours,

Roxanne

 

You can also download a larger file size of the picture from our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/AmazingCapes

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