mme-curie: Is there any way to make small fabric sleeves for the magnets? That way you can still sew them in and they would be unaffected by hot water washes or dryers. It could be labor intensive but ultimately more cost effective than purchasing them in such a state. I picture a square of little magnet raviolis.... two rows of stitching in a grid pattern so you can cut between them and separate them. Once the magnets are sewn in, if the original threads unravel it won't matter anyway.
This was exactly my thought, I have to do some research into how efficient it would really be, but I think it will work. Cost is an issue though, since we want the Ninja to be one of our more affordable designs, so we’ll be trying out a variety of solutions. Magnet ravioli… I like it.
ajpocken: Have you thought about doing anything for popular anime? Something from Neon Genesis Evangelion or Attack on Titan or something?
I’ve been watching Soul Eater, and thinking about a hooded vest based on Medusa, and maybe a Death the Kid style blazer. We also have a few designs from the classics, like Speed Racer, Akira, and Redline [which isn’t a classic yet, but should be] that we might develop further.
Eva would be ridiculous, but could be fun.
SNK is cosplayed so often I feel like there might be a lack of demand, but who am I to know. Should we do something inspired by Attack on Titan?
timjongill: Will there be more accessories like bags and such that would be available for purchase in the near future?
Indeed, we’re thinking about how to beef up our gear collection. We’re also considering a variety of options for more warm weather friendly products. If there’s anything you would love to see us create, send us an email.
We have a plethora of ideas to work from, but we love to hear from the community so that we can continue to make things that you really want.
awksbox: Do you have plans to ever release an all white coat?
Every all white coat we’ve ever made has been a terrible mistake. Especially an all white long coat, because then you’re just asking for trouble.
I had to take down expedited shipping temporarily due to some incompatible version updates. So for now standard shipping is what is available in checkout; if you need to have your jacket shipped Express, shoot at email after checking out, and we’ll help you out.
In other shipping news, we are planning a switch over to UPS soon, which will increase reliability in delivery, as well as offer better insurance and more delivery options. It also means that the rates will go up a bit, but hopefully we’ll be able to bring them down as our outgoing volume increases.
Some of you have noticed that over the last 24 hours the add-to-cart function on our site stopped working. That’s back up again, but there are a few minor cosmetic issues that we are still working on.
Like the Deathstar, it may not be completed, but it is armed and fully operational.
We’ll be wandering the floor all four days at Katsucon this weekend, showing off two early prototypes of designs we plan to release this Fall as well as the Demon Killer in the previous post.
Come say hello!