What an incredible day this has been! Exactly two weeks ago we launched our Kickstarter to fund the next year of Take Back Halloween.

And today, less than halfway through our Kickstarter campaign, we reached 100% our initial goal!

We’re doing the happy dance of joy, because now we know we’ll be able to bring you another year of creative and empowering costumes. We’re thrilled and grateful and frankly just beside ourselves with relief and happiness.

You know what this means? This means that not only will we still be here, but we’ll be bringing you these awesome new costumes:

  • Catherine the Great
  • Bessie Coleman
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine
  • Empress Theodora
  • Maria Makiling
  • Wild card costume — backers get to vote!

And on top of that…

A very special and wonderful backer (you know who you are and we LURVE you) has stepped up to commission a seventh costume!

Thank you, all of you, for helping to make this happen. We are so honored and grateful.

And you know who else is grateful? The girls who rely on our site but can’t necessarily afford to support us. Just last night I got an email from a young girl who is only 15 and can’t afford to pledge, but has been hoping and praying we would get funded. She says our site means “so much” to her. I get emails like that a lot; we have many, many fans among the younger set.

What’s fantastic is that we still have more than two weeks to go in our Kickstarter (I can hardly believe it as I type it), which means that we can think seriously about those stretch goals. I’ll talk about those more tomorrow.

For now, we’re just going to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who made this happen. Thank you for believing in us and supporting our vision.