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Locals Golden Knights fans choose unique customized apparel to show VGK spirit

LAS VEGAS - Arguably, Las Vegas has some of the most creative fans, so 8 News NOW caught up with some locals who have customized their Golden Knights apparel.

A flashing headband is just one of the custom Vegas Golden Knights pieces that can't be found in a store.

According to fans, it's more than just owning gear that no one else has.

Sean Fellows proudly wears a purple "Hockey Fights Cancer" jersey with the word "Bulldog" on the back.  According to Fellows, Bulldog is his nickname for his wife who was the captain of the hockey team at Yale.

Fellow's jersey is in honor of his wife who is currently battling brain cancer.

"This season has been the escape for her," Fellows said.  "It's been a release for both of us to cheer for something, to be able to be positive about something in our life right now." 

Fellows wife asked him to step up his style and ditch his jersey going into the Stanley Cup Playoffs, so he has since been wearing  a custom Golden Knights blazer.

"I picked, obviously, the golden colors of our Golden Knights and I thought the motif was very similar to that of our jersey with the embellishment around the Knights logo, Fellows said as he described and showed off his jersey.  "So, I thought it was very fitting and to have the Knights logo on it was just, the perfect capstone." 

Fellows said he found the perfect fabric for his blazer online.

As for Golden Knights apparel maker Cindy Novak, she found what she was looking for at a local store.  Novak started making Golden Knights bow ties and headbands for friends and family.

"I think having something custom made with a little bit of love and you know a personal touch, I think it's kind of fun," said Novak.

Soon, pictures of her creations were spreading on social media.  Novak says she's been able to make fun pieces for some fans as a way of giving back to a community that came together after the tragedy on October 1.

"It was something that really brought the city together at an incredible time when we really needed it, and so this is my little fingerprint on it if you will," Novak said.

The Vegas Golden Knights and their success has impacted fans in different ways, and in just one year, the team has had a lasting effect on the valley.

"The Golden Knights have transcended sports, they've allowed a valley that was reeling from a tragedy to cheer about something and unite about something that we all believed in," Fellows said.

Both Fellows and Novak said they enjoyed the process of making the unique choosing the fabrics, getting fitted and trying new things.

In a sense, they said it was therapeutic for them and their families.
    


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