If you follow me on social media you’ve probably seen me gushing without end about the amazing Star Wars-inspired dresses by Elhoffer Design. Honestly, you’ve probably seen tons of geek fashion loving guys and gals talking about Elhoffer Design! Catherine Elhoffer is designing high-end geek-inspired fashion pieces that are unlike anything you can buy in stores. She even takes a few commissions each month for custom pieces.
Earlier this year Catherine was able to turn a few of her most popular designs into permanent editions (two of which I own) on her website and Etsy stores and now she’s trying to get another design off the ground and into mass production.
The gray costume change for Rey at the end of The Force Awakens has quickly become one of the most sought-after cosplays for Star Wars fans and the reaction to the first custom Rey vest that Catherine created was huge, to say the least.
The Galactic Scavenger Vest is costly and time consuming to make so Catherine has given the chance to us to speak up and put our money where our mouths are with love for this vest.
This vest has been hugely popular among my fans, so I’m bringing it here to see if it’s got enough support to be mass manufactured. I had been hand making it till around March, when I cut off orders. It was too much work for one person to make, and I’m that one person. I have been developing dresses and officewear with a factory based out of Los Angeles, and this vest would be not at all difficult for them to make.
The Kickstarter created for the vest has a breakdown of exactly how much it costs to produce a small run of these in a U.S.-based factory.
The great thing about this Kickstarter is that you are guaranteed your vest and at a reduced price. Catherine has always been great about pre-order deals and keeping her customers and fans in the know every step of the way. If you backed this Kickstarter you’d not only be getting a great Star Wars-inspired piece to add to your collection but you’ll own one of only 150 of these cool Rey vests!
I own the Galactic Scavenger Dress which was made in the same factory and it is without doubt one of the best quality pieces I have ever owned. The material is sturdy but breathable and lightweight while still feeling structured and fashionable. Basically, I’m in love.
If you’re a Star Wars fan or just a fan of small business this is a great way to back an independent designer who’s making us EXACTLY WHAT WE WANT. There are only five days left to reach the Kickstarter goal!