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The Gift of Imagination

Posted on November 20, 2015 by Roxanne

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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Gather Your Broomsticks! Halloween Costume Ideas

Posted on October 08, 2015 by Roxanne

Do you know what you're going to be for Halloween this year? If you're stumped, check out our costume ideas below. Simple + creative, they will work with just about any Amazing Cape for boys + girls at almost any age!

* Explorer- telescope, map, rope (Lois/Clark)
* Alien- wear spandex + silver make up
* Super Pac- wear name tags of large corporations
* Emperor/Empress
* Banksy- wear a hoodie, sweats & hold a can of spray paint
* Space Ninja- tight black pleather, black boots
* Witch- Benevolent/Wicked
* Superstar- bedazzle + hold mic or instrument of choice
* Time Traveler- attach random artifacts to leather belt + goggles
* Quidditch Star- wooden broom + spray paint a ping-pong ball gold
* Boxer- gym shorts, gloves & kicks
* Vampire- tux shirt, white face paint, fake blood
* Revolutionary- boots, flag
* Mime- white face paint, suspenders, black leggings
* Fortune Teller- scarves, crystal ball
* Super /Hero/MOM/DAD/Sister/Ping-pong champion...etc
* Supernova- explosion of makeup and colored powder

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Sharpen Those Colored Pencils!

Posted on September 17, 2015 by Roxanne

Instagram Art Drawing Contest! Win a new Amazing Cape! THEME: Re-imagine, interpret to your will. Snap a pic of your drawing and add ‪#‎amazingcapes‬ to your picture on Instagram to enter. The pic with the most likes will win :) DEADLINE: Thursday Sept 24th at midnight. Winner to be announced next Friday! Happy drawing!

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Starting School For the First Time Can be Scary; Turn it Into an Adventure

Posted on July 28, 2015 by Roxanne

Do you remember your first day of school? I remember those early days of Kindergarten as having the feeling of walking on eggshells... For starters, there was the word that shall not be named: P R I N C I P A L  {SHUDDER!} that my 5 year old self prayed I would NEVER EVER have to face. Remember THAT KID who saw Mr. Nesbit and never came back? During nap time, they would turn out the lights in Mrs. Brown's classroom at Weaverville Primary School, and I remember trying to breathe so quietly; I didn't want to draw any attention to myself. Eventually, as strangers became friends, as my teacher became familiar, and I learned to separate the fact from fiction in The Harrowing Tales of What Happens in the Principal's Office- going to school evolved into a daily adventure, rather than a daunting tip-toe each day into the frightful setting of an unfamiliarity. 

I can only imagine that for all those small children with ever-so-active imaginations who will be starting school for the first time this year, that many of them feel somewhat scared or intimidated by the encroaching school year. We believe an Amazing Cape is an incredible gift to help any child feel more powerful and in control of their new school year experience. Along with a natural ability to develop cognitive learning powers, a cape becomes an active tool to help those malleable minds feel more confident and empowered. YES! You little one, can tackle this new adventure of going to school! Let's kick fears to the curb and share with these young minds all the adventure that awaits a lifetime of learning. 

Here is a link to an article with more tips on preparing your child for the school year :) 

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Make your Rad DAD Fly This Father's Day

Posted on June 14, 2015 by Roxanne

Let's face it. Dad's are awesome. And we think all the rad ones out there deserve capes. SO! You can sew your rad dad a cape or easier yet, if Dad likes reading mystery novels and watching Game of Thrones, check out the Adult size WALLENBERG (nothing like classy black and silver), & if he still loves to cut a rug, try a sweet Throwback Cape. And remember, all capes are gift-ready, include 2-3 day FREE SHIPPING and we will happily pass along notes!  Have A RAD DAD DAY!

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We Love Friends with Punefits! LA Zine Fest

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Roxanne

Amazing Capes popped up at LA Zine Fest to share the love of these magical little mags with the world- we shared a booth with our friends from Asheville and Brooklyn who created the zine Friends with Punefits (NSFW $4) ... namely Leah Shapiro and Danny Resner whose combined wit with the illustrative talents of artists like Lindsay Johnson and Esteban Gonzalez made the best zine in the house! For those who came by and got a cape, a punny chat and/or a zine... thanks for passing so closely by in the universe... it was great to meet you! 

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From The Universe, We Bring To You... Dog Capes!

Posted on January 21, 2015 by Roxanne

The latest formation of stardust is particularly exciting. Shiny bits of matter and magic have come together to cape the backs of our best friends here on earth. Capes for dogs are here! And the time is now. Emblazon your favorite furry friend with his very own Amazing Cape. Available in 2 sizes and 2 styles they fit dogs approx 10-55 pounds. 10% of proceeds benefit The Asheville Humane Society... the great organization that our 12 pound mascot & muse Finn came from! 

The capes feature 3 ways to fasten. 1st- pull the elastic band over your pup's head and down around its belly, 2nd- tie around the neck, and 3rd- snap the tabs over your pup's collar... 3-2-1 and your pup is ready to fly!

In the photos below Finn goes exploring with his fellow rescue friend Texas in Eaton Canyon, CA, and surveys the sewing operations with his new friend Brianna in downtown Los Angeles. Send us your photos of dogs in capes! Or hashtag on instagram #amazingcapes #dogcapes 

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Made in Los Angeles, California • USA

Posted on October 12, 2014 by Roxanne

Amazing Capes is excited to welcome our first batch of new capes sewn in downtown Los Angeles, California. The team at Oil Design Sewing has done an amazing job for our new line of Throwback capes. We can't wait to share them with you. Meanwhile, here's a little glimpse at what made in USA looks like!

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Sample Sale at Equinox Music & Arts Festival!

Posted on September 17, 2014 by Roxanne

September 19-21 Amazing Capes will be at Equinox! Join us at the 10th Annual T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi Psychedelic Music & Arts Festival at Deerfields just outside of Asheville, NC. Art Director Chris Sams will be set up to help spread the love of capes, imagination and the power of creativity for 3 days! If you are attending be sure to come find us- we will be near the lake with smiles and a big sale : ) (cash only)  XO !!

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