Show Your Valentine They Are Your Superhero
Take the role of Saint Valentine this year... Order a cape that reflects the shining aura of your loved one and include a personal love note to your superhero in the comments area when checking out. We will inscribe your words in a handwritten valentine through February 14th! (Prefer to leave blank? Just let us know) Let love shine my darlings!
There are many super powers... the power to fly, of invisibility, of uncanny strength... and there is also the power to create life... Which definitely takes the cake!! How are we even existing right now? It's definitely an amazing combination of the magical forces of nature.
Meet super heroine Rebekah, mother to be, brilliant and beautiful, and about 8 months along! About to bring a baby boy into the universe with super dad-to-be Shawn... these two are an unstoppable pair! Little Remy Flash is sure to have a bright future.
My First Cape... Re-discovered!
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,
Happy Holidays! May they be merry and magical, joyous and bright...! We are happy to share a few pics with Evander, age 5, in his Houdini Amazing Cape. The woods near his home in Brevard, NC had a great protector, explorer and magician in their midst!
Dear You Sassy Sweet Cherub,
Here at Amazing Capes we have so much to be thankful for, but most of all we are thankful for all of you who have come to know and support us while we are still in our infancy! You're amazing. We also want to applaud the incredible super-heroic work the organizations we support are doing: It Gets Better, charity: water, The Dogwood Alliance, OCEANA, PRATHAM, IRC, Passionately Pink for the Cure, Carolina for Kibera and Arts for Life... THANK YOU!
There are a lot of truly wonderful people who have dedicated their lives to making the world a better place, and we feel so grateful to all of you.
Enjoy the cozy kitchens y'all!
PS. Capes are the new aprons
PSS. Now back to dem' cranberries... (feat. the lovely Katherine Winkel & Leo!)
New Purposeful Packaging
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!
Mountain Oasis Pop Up
Asheville's rogue in the wall cape store! For our 2nd appearance we set up in a flash and after 3 days of fun we disappeared back to the virtual world! Mountain Oasis, a city-wide electronic music festival, filled Asheville with the prettiest of songs and vibrant smiling faces Oct 25-27th. We are so pumped to have a great many more beautiful people romping around the planet in Amazing Capes... onwards and upwards lovies!
Congratulations to Scout of Black Mountain for winning our Halloween Costume contest! (pictured below on the right) Your brother also looks rad in his Wallenberg cape!
A few other photos from this Halloween...We've got the Good S'moritan !
A gorgeous Fall on the right... Of note, the Amazing Capes in this photo were literally flying on Halloween day from Asheville to Austin... And as it's been discovered, there is a 50% chance you can keep your cape on through airport security!
Super Mom & Super Auggie
Rox as a Pot of Gold at the end of a Rainbow
We heard about a great many more of you donning Amazing Capes out on the streets... Hope you all had a pretty fly time!
Until next year!
Hey boo! Happy Halloweeeeeen! To make dressing up even more fun we are having an Amazing Capes costume contest! Enter your caped pic (with either an Amazing Cape or a homemade cape) by tagging us in it on facebook. See our page here: https://www.facebook.com/AmazingCapes And win this magical prize pack chock full of goodies! French Broad Chocolate (dark Peruvian), an indispensable Freaker, a brand new Amazing Cape AND a hand-wrapped power stone in scrap leather !! Y'all have through Nov 3rd to enter! Can't wait to see your creative pics :)