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What kid doesn’t like Dinosaurs? And what Adult didn’t love dinosaurs as a child?
My name is Cassie, I'm 22 years old and I live in Utah.
My Dream would to build a Dinosaur costume. I’ve been working on this dream of mine as of recent and wanted to take my first creation to Thanksgiving Point : Museum of Ancient Life, where I volunteer my time at. But what would be awesome is to bump it up to the next level, that is to build a team of those willing to ware different Dinosaur costumes that I would make, and travel around from museum to museum to educate children on respect and discipline to preserve these natural resources.
Recently while volunteering at Thanksgiving Point, a child was so curious about fossils they broke a piece off one of the exhibits. And that fossil can be put back but never replaced. Many cases of this have been known to occur. If we didn’t have the knowledge or respect for these relics of time we wouldn’t know how awesome Dinosaurs where.
If that is not possible the least I would love to do with this dream is to go entertain children that have physical, or mental handicaps or children with cancer. The smiles received and the laughter heard from children that can be blessed with a few moments of happiness in their life when wearing a costume makes all work, time, and frustration building a costume worth while.
And I have proven I have the skills to build awesome costumes. Such as Bower that can be found as an instructable. This costume has brought much joy to many local people and those that have viewed it on the internet, of all ages and nationalities. If I could do that with future costume projects I could die happy. 

The thumbnail image is my orginal drawing plan of what I want to make within this year. But with funding I could make more costumes then just a Triceratops. By going to Museums with these costumes it would help out their funding to keep open and draw in crowds. Not only that but would also help fundraisers for organizations such as Charlie's Dinosaur, Angel's Hands Foundation, and many more willing to see these creations at events. 

These costumes would be child friendly as much as possible but also have realistic details. 
rileydoll982 years ago
Hi Cassie, You are very talented and do a wonderful job of creating these costumes. Your story reminds me of a program I watched a while ago about the career of Kevin Clash. Check out his story on this link. Keep up the great work. Be strong, be creative and fulfill your dreams! You can make this into a big life long career. Linda W in MI


http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Kevin_Clash
ejarrell2 years ago
your costumes look very nice!
lemonie2 years ago
Jack Daniel’s presents: The Independence Project?

Do you find your project appropriate to an alcohol-sponsored contest?

The page says " your business or project plan", I think they want something more like a way to make money :(

L
It's not alcohol sponsored, technically, it's sponsored by people who make alcohol ;)

It says passion or hobby too. Nothing to worry yourself about.
CassiniCloset (author)  lemonie2 years ago
Why not? They said ‘dream project’ as long as it would be reasonable the sky is the limit. In context “This can be something you want to build, a new business you want to start, or really anything else you can think of.”

Yes there are many that want to start a business or make a product for personal income. But there are others that where allowed entrees that wanted to start a foundation for a group, more for Charity, to help others then themselves.

It’s up to the judges to decide what they want. Apparently someone liked this Idea and allowed it through.