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Everfan's Custom Capes Take Off Among Superhero Worshipers Meet the man who built a grown-up business from a childhood love of superheroes.

By Jodi Helmer

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Entrepreneur: Scott Chastain turned a childhood infatuation with super-heroes into a grown-up business. His Thomasville, Ga.-based company, Everfan, sells custom capes for kids and adults, including sports fans, corporate clients and nonprofits.

"Aha" moment: When the dip in the real-estate market led to a decline in business at his landscape architecture firm, Chastain
started dreaming up ideas for new ventures. With the twin powers of a sewing machine and his imagination, he stitched together
his passions for superheroes and college football to create colorful capes with collegiate logos. Everfan launched in 2011.

Getting schooled: As a startup with no sales history, Everfan faced a challenge securing collegiate licensing agreements. To prove there was a market for his capes, Chastain had to get letters of endorsement from retailers who wanted to place orders. The support was overwhelming. "Before I even had a product, I had thousands of dollars in orders," he recalls.

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