Hello friends! It’s me again, talking about Patreon again. This time I’m here to tell you about my next milestone goal, which is a really exciting one:
- $1,000 per month! -
It seems insane and impossible, but it's actually really close! And when I hit that goal, I’m gonna collaborate with an amazing cosplayer for a special photoshoot.
There are a ton of amazing cosplayers I would love to collaborate with, but if we can get to $1,000 a month by the end of July, I have an opportunity that I may never have again — I could cosplay with Ida, who you may know as Starbit Cosplay, who lives all the way in Norway.
If you don’t know Ida, she’s an incredibly talented cosplayer who not only creates beautiful costumes, but performs some crazy makeup transformations, and shoots all of her own photos. In fact, she was the one who inspired me to start doing my own photos!
My boyfriend and I are visiting Europe in August for a friend’s wedding. Norway is definitely on our itinerary, but I can’t necessarily cosplay with Ida unless we meet this goal.
We want to cosplay Queenie and Tina, from Fantastic Beasts, but we want to put a unique spin on it and cosplay their pajamas. We think it’ll be a really cute, original shoot, but that costs money! Here’s the cost breakdown:
Materials for the two costumes are the biggest chunk. Tina’s pajamas are a really specific print, that we’ll have to design and have custom printed. That alone will cost just under $100. Then, we need fabric and a few kinds of lace for Queenie ($50), slippers for both girls ($30), and hopefully a few props ($20).
Travel to Oslo I’m covering out-of-pocket, but Ida lives a little off the beaten path, so there will be an additional travel cost associated with meeting up with her. ($50)
That means that in order for this to be feasible on top of my normal commitments, we have to reach the $1,000 mark on Patreon by the end of July. And while I know you guys are probably almost as pumped about this as I am, I want to give you extra incentive, so I’ve created a series of mini-goals that will lead us up to the big goal.
$875 — wig & makeup test for Queenie
$900 — Ilvermorny houses & sorting video
$925 — in-character video as Queenie teaching you to make hot cocoa
$950 — tutorial on Queenie’s wand
$975 — casual Ilvermorny school song cover as Queenie (with ukulele!)
And then, when we hit $1,000, that’s a guaranteed collaborative photoshoot with Starbit Cosplay! I’ll be filming a behind-the-scenes feature on my visit, so it’ll be like you’re there in Norway hanging out with us.
we can do it!
I know this is a big goal, and a lot to ask. But I really believe that we can do it. If we don’t make it, I can find an American cosplayer to work with when I do reach that milestone, but I think this is an amazing opportunity and I don’t want to miss out on it. Ida has been an inspiration, a role model, and a friend for a few years now, and I don’t want to miss my chance to work with her.
So, if you want to make that happen, here’s what you can do.
First, of course, you can pledge to Patreon! I have a ton of cool rewards, so I promise it’ll be worth it. Even just a $1 pledge really helps me, because those little pledges still stack up into something bigger.
Second, if you’re already pledged, you could raise your pledge! If you’ve been enjoying your rewards, why not try a little step up? You don’t even have to raise it to the next tier level — if you can go from $1 to $2, that’s still super helpful.
And third, if you don’t have the cash, which I totally understand, you can share this post or the video! Who knows, maybe you have friends who want to offer their support.
Thanks for reading, I hope you can chip in! I think this photoshoot has the potential to be pretty darn magical.