Custer’s Last Waistband and the Cowboy Prince
Words by: The Cowboy Prince
An excerpt authored from a true purveyor of romantic American notion and the near achievement of funding his momentous Kickstarter campaign.
“Custer’s Last Waistband and the Cowboy Prince are sprinting towards the final and deadly showdown to raise funds for a year long performance piece in which he’ll earnestly strive to embody the great folk heroes of the past sewing and sharing his magnificently sustainably stitched shirts out of the back of a homemade 19th century peddler’s cart.
The Kickstarter siege has been one of great success raising over $4,200! Yes! We’ve won many battles, but my friends the war has yet to be won! There are now only ten more days to raise $1,100 more to meet the $5,700 goal for fabric and supplies and biscuit flour for the road.
Help this young curly-haired-scissor-wielding-biscuit-booty-bandit live out his childhood dream! Help join the Cowboy Prince in the fun of reawakening our generation’s creative potential! of affecting change! of wild shirts! of anachronistic forms of transportation merging with modern traffic! of artistic reverberations of bathing the world in lighting flashes of Motion and Glory! of dressing to thrill with Custer’s Last Waistband!
Can I get an amen?! Lord Knight us! Lets do it.”
Visit Custer’s Last Waistband on Kickstarter to find out more and to support.
*Photographs by Zach Gibson
“I’m a folk artist, tailor, and costume designer. I’m an eccentric with a sewing machine and a bold purveyor of old romantic notions. I am a lover of life who strives to live with an emphasis on intentionality and living out loud.”
-The Cowboy Prince
Custer’s Last Waistband Kickstarter
Unfortunately time machines do not exist quite yet but for The Cowboy Prince, he uses his sewing machine and a sincere passion of a forgone time to transport to an era long forgotten. Awakening after a late spring night’s dream, The Cowboy Prince received a grand vision to fully embrace his adoptive lifestyle and to invite others to live to their fullest potential as well. The purveyor of romantic American notion will embark on a year long performance piece; adopting the full time lifestyle of 19th century peddler, pulling a 200 pound Amish cart, selling and sewing sustainably stitched shirts with his original 1930’s hang-crank cylinder shuttle sewing machine.
Not only an expert tailor, artist, and craftsman, the Cowboy Prince makes amazing blueberry pie. The crust was made from scratch.
You would never guess who the boy in the picture grew up to be but he may look familiar and was even called the Cowboy Prince way back then.
Beginning on the streets of Richmond and then traveling 110 miles to Washington, DC, this project is part art show, nomadic tailor shop, and full scale living history revival. With a vision of reawakening and actively engaging the world around us. Visit Custer’s Last Waistband on Kickstarter to find out more and to support.
My good friends from Decayed Richmond are in their final days of Kickstarter funding for their feature length documentary project. Decayed Richmond is a band of anonymous urban explorers that venture into the depths of Richmond’s abandon buildings by day or by night seeking to rediscover what the city has long forgotten.
“The thrill of finding a structure neglected for decades is incredible. We want to capture that feeling of walking into a building, where time has stood still for half a century, its rotting walls reclaimed by nature, local artists, and the surrounding community.”
With a little more than $250 away from funding their lofty project of $3,000 they are so close! What I love about Richmond is that the city really has a way of getting behind and supporting people and this, FEAST RVA, as well as the other Kickstarter projects are a testament to that. Visit the Decayed Richmond Kickstarter page to help them achieve their goal! (All pictures courtesy of Decayed Richmond).
We have launched our Kickstarter! We need your help as fans and followers to fund the final stages of this project. We have set our goal at $3,000 to be reached by 9pm on February 29th. We can definitely reach it with the help of our followers and the community.
Click the link below, make a pledge if you can. Every pledge is rewarded with a special incentive.