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Happy Capesgiving!

Posted on November 27, 2013 by Amazing Capes

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!)

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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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Costume Re-Cape

Posted on November 03, 2013 by Amazing Capes

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! 

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Trick or Treat in Style this HALLOWEEN

Posted on October 03, 2013 by Amazing Capes

Hey hey kiddos! Now is the time of year where anything goes. Literally. ANYTHING. Cover yourself in TP and roll around in fake blood? That's cool. Want to unleash your psycho spirit shadow animal on the streets? EMBRACE IT. Are those children dressed like bumblebees? Yes. Yes they are.

Halloween is coming and this year we've got your back like never before. Every Amazing Cape can help create an immediate costume that can transform every year to infinity and beyond.  

Our Superhero Lair has come up with some smashing ideas...

Costume Ideas for Halloween 2013 Feat. Amazing Capes

The Wallenberg: Vampire, wicked witch, Time Traveler, black hole, George Washington, member of Kiss band, Dr Jekyll, Che Guevara, Jedi Knight, Darth Vader, Pirate

The Admiral: Sea Captain, Fremen of Dune, Oriental mobster, planet earth, Brave (bow & arrow), boxer, Picasso, Queen or King, Emperor, Rocket Wizard, Salvador Dali (add mustache, paint brush)
The Magellan: Superstar- use yellow felt to cut out a sun with a hole for the face, sunflower, good witch, fairy, Rapunzel, Hufflepuff wizard, yellow submarine, Sundance Kid, bumblebees
Super Mandela: Superman, Saturn, ZomBabe, Snow White, Where's Waldo
Noble Rainbow: Rainbow, Supernova, Willy Wonka, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Cupcake doll w sprinkles, Skittles, Unicorn 
Carolina Blue: Sky w/ white felt clouds, Brave, Katniss, Joan of Arc, little prince, Cleopatra
The Elizabeth: Pink Power Ranger, Princess, The 3 little pigs, Space Ninja, Good Witch, Cinderella 
The Rowling: Gryffindor wizard- Harry Potter, Ron or Hermione, Puss N Boots, Bene Gesserit 
The Carson: Robin Hood, Rachel Carson
The Houdini: Magician, Space Galaxy, Super Nova, Wizard

PUT A CAPE ON IT: These ideas below will work with just about any cape!

* Explorer- telescope, map, rope (Lois/Clark)
* Alien- wear spandex, cover yourself in tin-foil
* Super Pac- wear name-tags of large corporations
* Banksy- wear a hoodie, sweats & hold a can of spray paint
* Space Ninja- tight black pleather, black boots
* 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 & glue feathers 
* Boxer- gym shorts, gloves & kicks
* Vampire- tux shirt (pop collar under neck band), white face paint, blood
* Revolutionary- boots, weapon/non-weapon of choice, flag
* Mime- white face paint, suspenders, black leggings
* Fortune Teller- dress, scarves, crystal ball/ tarot cards
* Super X- AKA: -Hero -MOM -DAD -Sister -Ping-pong champion...(dress the part/wear a name-tag)
* Supernova- explosion of makeup and colored powder

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Get Freaked!

Posted on August 31, 2013 by Amazing Capes

"Are you a superhero? Irrelevant question. Of course you're a superhero. Do you want to form a superhero alliance? ALSO IRRELEVANT. We're forming a super hero alliance to fight against the evils of bottle sweat. Now the only question that remains is how flashy will our flash be?" - Freakerteam

We were terrifically stoked to join forces with the folks at Freaker USA for a giveaway. Several pairs of this dynamic duo are now out there in the world & though the contest is over, it's never too late to combine the two into a super task force. If you haven't yet heard of Freaker USA then do yourself a life-long favor and check them out! Dynamic knit coozies forever. You can also put em' on your arms for some sweet sleeves when paired with a cape. Rox met them in Wilmington, NC a couple years back while they were pursuing a successful kickstarter campaign and was immediately wooed by their heartfelt freaky pazzazzz. We invite you to be as well.

Above- Beth Peddle in Wilmington feat. an Amazing Cape prototype & her fave Freaker

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Taking Flight in the Windy City

Posted on August 28, 2013 by Amazing Capes

So pumped to see the beginning of Route 66 after flying along its cruisy sunbeat roads in the southwest this spring. Rox w/ a Carolina Blue Amazing Cape (& gold sample) took an inaugural dive into Chicago and was immediately impressed. Pics below feat. Cloud Gate 'the Bean' - definitely a spaceship, in the incredible Chicago Art Institute, & Agora- a sculptural installation of large headless bodies in Grant Park. Kudos on a great city all you Chicagoians! 

 

 

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A Pop Up Success :)

Posted on August 08, 2013 by Amazing Capes

What a treat it was to knight so many superheroes in person! We had a magical time in our 3 day pop-up store on the corner of downtown Asheville over Bele Chere weekend. And most of all we were able to support so many of the causes we <3 ! The Houdini Amazing Cape that benefits Arts for Life in Asheville stole the show as our most popular cape for the weekend- it must have been all the magic in the air!

Check out all these beautiful heroes below:

 

A big thank you to Chris, Nathan and Ryan for all your help! 

See the full album on our facebook page here

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Fun in the Sun!

Posted on June 07, 2013 by Amazing Capes

Friends of Amazing Capes at Kiawah Island in SC... Capes make everything more fun- even the beach!!




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AC Road Trip Scrapbook :)

Posted on May 22, 2013 by Amazing Capes

 

Dear America, 

We love you!

Sincerely, 

Amazing Capes


 

We had a fantastic journey, and are so glad to be able to share it with you.

This springtime use promo code MERICA to save 10% of all the capes you need! 

HURRAY!



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Episode 8: Brite Lite LA

Posted on April 26, 2013 by Amazing Capes

We snuck into the sprawling city of Los Angeles around 3:30 in the morning last Friday. After fueling up at a diner in the neighborhood of Los Feliz, we soon awoke to the sunlit glory land of American film and media. The city hums with possibility and the excitement of whoknowswhatcouldhappentoday – and for this reason, along with beloved Carolina friends & the weather it happens to be one of my/Rox’s favorites. It was a balmy 75 degrees outside as we took to the streets. Wanda got fixed (again!) and cruised around the town- Sunset Boulevard, Griffin Park, Beverly Hills, Hollywood… scouting for anythingandeveryone. Lemon Yellow Sun Warrior she is. 

A little flashback- 3 years ago, I flew from Southeast Asia into LAX and had the time of my life not knowing what I was doing. However, if you check out this Hollywood pic, you’ll notice one thing… I’m rocking a cape I had made while finding my way through Vietnam. So to come full circle, it was a joy to approach the city fresh from the east this time, and to reflect on how following dreams and having persistence can truly take effect. Who knows what can happen in another 3 years... I imagine there will be a lot more Amazing Capes... with superheros rocking all kinds of future styles to boot! Another joy was seeing my friend Katie McNeill who is helping produce the most beautiful movies... go see her latest: The Place Beyond the Pines. (!!)

Stay tuned for our first commercial too… directed by Ernie Gilbert on a carwash on Santa Monica Blvd, it should be a fun one :) 

AC Truth 8: Those ideas you have, the ones that appear in your mind with a fury and a glimmer of light? Strap them to your watch. Tattoo them to your mind. Time can be an elusive little devil, don't let it get the best of your brightest brain waves. 


Rox in LA: 2010 • Pre-Amazing Capes


Rox in LA: 2013 • With The Elizabeth Amazing Cape! 


Anna • LACMA museum

 

Anna • Troop Beverly Hills


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