Cosmic Kitties By Cosmic Macchiato

Cosmic Kitties By Cosmic Macchiato

A collection of alien cat species from all around the galaxy!
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This project is part of Pintopia 2024, which runs from March 28th - April 18th 2024. The more Pintopia pins you back, the more FREE pins you can earn ✨ Learn more →

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Introducing Cosmic Kitties!



Cats come in many different shapes and sizes all over the galaxy and even beyond! Though they might not look and feel like an Earth cat, they love loafing and scratches just the same.  In addition to enamel pins, there are mini add-on pins featuring magnets on the back for placement over your galactic curiosities. These magnets work alone on any surface or over the top of any of your iron pins already in your collection.

The initial goal features a pin of my mascot Comet! A playful alien kitty hailing from an unknown star. It crash landed on Earth, and doesn't seem to want to leave. We can't gauge its level of intelligence though. Sometimes it seems like it's sentient. Other times it's falling off beds.



Unlike Comet, all the other cats I took inspiration from different celestial bodies. Can you tell which ones?

This is my first time ever designing and producing pins! I'd like to give a big shout out to Cosmic Kristen Designs for holding my hand through the process. Without her this campaign would be a bust!




Along with the full pins, Kristen has designed some wonderful magnet toppers to go with them! Here is a quote from her page telling you more about it;

" We have two small topper pins featuring eclipse glasses and a telescope lens camera. This lens is based on the William Optics Redcat 51 lens I use on my own camera for astrophotography! This lens will be venturing with me to capture totality on April 8th. 

Why eclipse glasses? Well for one, the cardboard kind you're going to be using during the eclipse aren't a great keepsake as they'll fade and bend over time. In addition, the solar filter may become damaged and be unsafe for use if not stored safely. During any portion of the eclipse when the sun is not in 100% totality you should make sure to keep your solar filters on or do not look directly at the sun as even a short peek can permanently damage your retinas."

Check out her page to get these wonderful pin toppers! 
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Pintopia 2024


Welcome to Pintopia — a celebration of creativity and collaboration from a diverse group of artists collectively running enamel pin crowdfunding projects from March 28th - April 18th.

Freebie Cross-Collaboration Pins — All 125+ Pintopia creators have paired up with a fellow participant to create two unique pin designs together. If BOTH projects reach their initial funding goal, backers who support BOTH will get the TWO [2] cross-collab pins for FREE! One from each creator. The more pairs of Pintopia creators you support, the more free pins you will earn ✨





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The Campaign Goals

GOAL 1 - Crash Landing


✦ Unlocks at $650

✦ Comet Design


GOAL 2 - The Eclipse


✦ Unlocks at $1000

✦ 2 Designs; Midnight Moon Mittens and Summer Sun Basker




GOAL 3 - End Of the Galaxy


✦ Unlocks at $1500

✦ Deep Blue Neptune Design






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Add Ons



In addition for add-on prices for any rewards from the above tiers, there will also be add-ons for stickers and other accessories.
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Crowdfunding Perks

  • Pledge now, pay later. Your card won't be charged until the campaign ends, and you can change your pledge at any time during the campaign. If the campaign is not successful, your card will NOT be charged.
  • Get some discounts! Pledge early to secure the highest discount. Early bird tiers are limited to the first few backers of each tier.
  • Your pledge help unlock new designs. Even if the design you like is still locked, your pledge brings us a step closer to unlocking it. Please pledge for ALL of the items you'd like even if they aren't unlocked yet. Your pledge helps us get to the next goal.
  • Change your mind? You can change, downgrade or cancel your pledge at any time during the campaign!
  • You choose which pin(s) you would like at the end of the campaign. You'll receive a survey where you may pick the designs you want from this campaign and submit your shipping address.
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Shipping


All shipping will be charged after the campaign is over. Your pledges do not include shipping costs. 


  • USA: Pins will be packaged in a bubble mailer USPS First Class or Priority depending on the weight. For orders with more items, they may be shipped in a small box. All US shipments will come with tracking.
  • Canada: Pins will be packaged and sent via USPS international first class mail.
  • International: Your shipment will be sent via USPS First Class International with tracking. Please note you'll be responsible for any customs/VAT fees that may occur. It is illegal for me to change the price or mark the items as a gift on the customs form. Currently, shipping is NOT available to the UK if pledged through Backerkit.
  • UK/Other If your country is not available on the backerkit shipping you have two options, message me and if possible I will add it. If it is not possible due to customs/VAT pledge to the $1 price guarantee. I will reach out to you personally with a custom Etsy listing.
  • Due to the ongoing pandemic, shipping times are not guaranteed. Please ensure your country is accepting packages when you pledge. Please message me if you would like me to hold your package to be shipped at a later time.

Do you have any other shipping questions? Message me or email me at [email protected] and I'll be happy to get a shipping quote for you.
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Timeline

  • April - Crowdfunding Runs
  • May - Backer Surveys are sent out
  • Late May/June - Production begins
  • July and August - Pin Production
  • September - Grading and Packaging


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Important Info for UK and EU Backers:

I am unable to ship directly to the UK due to the new VAT laws.

By pledging to the $1 hold my place tier I will have rewards available to you on Etsy once the campaign ends.


EU Backers will be responsible for any extra fees charged upon package arrival due to VAT fees. If you would prefer to order through Etsy where they will handle fees, please follow the UK directions above.
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About Me



My name is George and I am the artist behind Cosmic Macchiato! I have never made a pin of my designs before, so this is a first! I'd describe my art as creepy cute, I love putting unique twists on a different range of ideas. I have a passion for story telling through design, so all my work has a heavy emphasis on the little details. If you enjoy these designs, I have many more over in my shop. And if you enjoy my work, check me out on all the different social media platforms!

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