About Raven Fox Capes
Raven Fox Capes is a shared project between myself, Karen Nierlich, and my husband, Tod Abbott. Tod and our two kids are huge fans of sci-fi and fantasy. It must be all the books my husband read to them early on. He read to them before school each day — books like the Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings, and A Series of Unfortunate Events. Tod is the sort who has committed to memory the characters and plots of Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings (LOTR), and more. And don’t tell him you can’t be a Star Wars and a Star Trek fan!
Myself, I’m a huge fan of costumes and fabrics and a modest sci-fi and fantasy fan (oops:). I started making Halloween costumes at a young age and kept going. As an elementary school student, I made several costumes with large cardboard boxes like a Yellow Submarine with a periscope — it was the 70’s! My mother and I once spent over 40 hours each making authentic-looking Harry Potter robes for my children. At the time, I questioned my sanity. But perhaps it’s because of this that we are where we are today.
Raven Fox Capes Mission
We want to help you build eye-catching costumes with beautiful, elegant medieval cloaks for fantasy events, weddings, fairs, and festivals. We at Raven Fox Capes seek to fill the gap between cheap, disposable capes and custom-made cloaks that run into the $100’s.
Picture medieval cloaks in quality, draping fabrics with deep pockets for phones. While our cloaks are perfect for Halloween, our focus is on people who go to costuming events through out the year such as the Renaissance Faire, Pirate Faire, Celtic & Medieval Faire, Edwardian Ball, D&D, Star War Jedi Clubs, Comic Con, and other events, weddings, and festivals. We’ve also noticed some Modern Witches sporting our cloaks. That delights us as we are huge fans of Witches vs. The Patriarchy on Reddit.