About Raven Fox Capes
Raven Fox Capes Mission
We want to help you build eye-catching costumes with beautiful, elegant medieval capes for special fantasy events, weddings, fairs, and festivals. We seek to fill the gap between cheap, disposable capes and custom-made cloaks that run into the $100’s. Picture medieval velvet cloaks in lush, flowing fabrics with deep pockets for phones and wallets.
Our cloaks will be perfect for Halloween, however we designed our capes and cloaks for people who go to many costuming events through out the year such as the Renaissance Fair, Vampire’s Ball, Exotic Erotic, Edwardian Ball, Pirate’s Faire, Celtic Fair and other fantasy festivals. Nothing like an enveloping cloak to keep you warm while arriving and leaving a night time event. You can use the pockets for your phone, ID, money and make up. Finally, you’ll be free of awkward purses and backpacks that ruin the lines of a beautiful costume.
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 a large cardboard box 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 those robes were worn for years by our children and all their friends and remain in excellent condition.