1. How much will a project cost?
That depends on a number of factors, including materials, complexity, time, measurements, etc. For a cost estimate, please send me a message and I’ll get back to you in approximately 5 business days. I can normally respond faster, but sometimes life gets in the way. If one business week has gone by and you haven’t heard from me, please feel free to contact me again.
For an accurate quote, I’ll need the following:
- High quality reference images. Front and back at a minimum, please. I do my own sketchs from what you send me just to take notes, decide fabrics etc., but I still need a basic idea of what you’re looking for.
- Your size. Specific measurements are helpful if we are doing a fitted item, but I do need S-M-L-XL for a general idea of how much fabric I’ll need.
- Requests for specific fabrics or materials (e.g., wet look spandex, pleather, etc.)
After sending you a quote, we’ll discuss the details of the design. I usually develop a croqui of what I am doing so you can see what I am talking about. Once you’re happy with the design and you’ve sent me the deposit (see next paragraph), I’ll get to work on it. After I’ve cut the fabric, any changes you request will incur an additional fee. I plan the fabric around the design, and changes to that design may require additional fabric and labor. Depending on the change details will depend on that fee
As a reference point, tunnel snake costs 150.00 plus shipping. With leather work depending on the tunnel snake design, it will be 200.00 plus shipping.
For projects over $250.00, we can set-up payments. A minimum of $150.00 to lock in project, design time and cost is due up front for materials for cosplay; $200.00 for bridal and $75.00 for suits and this is NON-REFUNDABLE. I’m one person, and I don’t keep a running stock of materials. Please note, I will not start on a project without the initial payment.
I will send you pictures when the project is complete (and more throughout the construction process if applicable). At that time, the rest of the payment for the project is due. Once I have received the final payment, I will mail you the product OR deliver if you are local.
Because of the highly customized nature of costume commissions, I do not offer refunds. However, if you are unhappy with your commission, please contact me and we’ll try to work something out.
2. How long will a project take?
Again, that depends on time, materials, cost, etc. I ask a minimum of two months from the time you send me to your deposit it to the time I mail it to you. More complex projects may take more time, but we’ll discuss that in the planning stages. Does it take that long to make a costume? Not typically. However, I ask that time to allow for other commissions, shipment of materials, life, etc.
Messages inquiring for pictures/status updates prior to three weeks will be ignored. I’m not trying to be rude here. Shipment of materials can take 8-10 days, which means that there’s not much to report in the early stages. I try to keep up and respond to messages in a timely fashion, but more time spent answering e-mails is less time creating. I promise, you will get photos before receiving the final product!
Please note that I do not take rush requests. I have an alterations business as well and alot of community work.
3. What are you willing to work with?
At the moment, I am willing to do anything. I’m happy to make recommendations on accessories and wigs if you need them. Please note, some commission requests may be declined unless you are local and/or willing to meet for fittings.
4. What if I need it sooner?
contact me asap it can not be done sooner than 3 week away from notification and there will be a surcharge if it is sooner than a week away from due date.
5. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Stripe, Venmo, Paypal