The Power of a Cape

Every child deserves the opportunity to find their their inner hero strengths. Scroll down to see the 3 min video of the inspiration behind Creative Capes which began over a decade ago.

"Watching children burst with pride, self-esteem and happiness when they slipped on their own custom cape and accessories made me realize how impactful
a cape could be."

- Holly Hagen, The Cape Lady

About the Artist,
Holly Hagen

I was raised in a very creative environment from a young age. Having a mom who is a talented fine artist and a dad as an entrepreneur, the scene was set in motion for who I have become today. Empowering kids through art has been my life-long passion, so it was only a matter of time before my creative ideas and personal drive lead me to developing Creative Capes in 2010. In addition to online sales I travel with my husband (trusty sidekick) to exhibit at a few juried craft shows (see show schedule). It is a wonderful opportunity to interact to see the instant transformation when the kids look in the mirror. Their reaction is priceless and is the reason I do what I do.

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How It Began

The idea for Creative Capes™ was sparked by a visit from my nephew Max, who was 3 at the time. He wore a plain red cape with a cardboard mask. He lived in them, filled with empowerment and eager to save anyone in sight. I realized that something as simple as a cape has the power to positively affect a child’s self image. With that inspiration, I pulled out my sewing machine, I refined my ideas and developed a line of personalized satin capes and accessories. I featured the child's first initial on their cape, teaching them they are unique. Watching children burst with pride, self-esteem and happiness when they slipped on their own custom cape and accessories made me realize how impactful a cape could be. It brings me great joy to help kids realize their inner strengths, encourage active play, good citizenship and stimulate their imaginations.