How does the costume ordering process work?
The ordering process goes as follows. The customer and I chat about what kind of costume they are looking for via email conversations. Once the final design is decided the commission process can begin. I then request information to create an invoice for that order (Name, shipping address, email, etc...) After that the customer will receive an email that includes their invoice, measurement chart and a contract to sign. Payment will then be made so I can purchase supplies and start construction of the costume. After the costume is complete I will send the customer photos and any final payments can be made. The costume will then be shipped directly to the customer.
Q:Do you have ready made costumes to buy right now?
A: Sometimes I will have ready made items made, such as shirts, headscarves and some special costumes. Those will be for sale on this site. Or my Etsy Shop.
Q: How long does it take to complete my order?
A: It really depends on your deadline, how many orders I already have going and how complicated your costume is. Please allow at least 4 to 6 weeks for completion. If you need something soon, contact me. If you do not need your costume for 4 months, but another customer needs theirs in 3 weeks, I will finish their order first, then start yours. If you have questions about this please contact me.
Q: If I commissioned a costume today, could you get it to me in a week?
A: No, I could not. Each costume is created just for you, this takes time to complete. If you bought a ready made item on this website or my Etsy shop, it might get to you in a week. (With an express UPS option)
Q: Do you have a shop I could visit to pick out a costume?
A: No, I do not have a shop to visit or come in for a fitting. The costumes are created by me, from the cutting, dyeing and sewing everything is done in my own studio. This is an online small business only, at this time.
Q: I live outside the USA. Do you offer international shipping?
A: Unfortunately due the recent increase in custom fees in individual countries I can only ship to the USA. I hope that changes soon. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Q: I want a costume just, like the movie…down the last detail and thread, can you do that?
A: My costumes are inspired by the movie versions. I try my best to get them as close as possible to the original. However, it is impossible to know just what was used for the movie for every fabric, so …no, your costume will not be made with movie materials, but something similar.
Do I sell patterns?
No, my costume patterns are custom made or altered by me. I do not have any for sale. Everything is custom made for each customer and designed to fit their costume idea. I would suggest looking at your local fabric shop or ebay for ready made patterns.
Costumes I don't create.
This can be due to fit issues online or it simply is not my genre of work
- Leather Armour and molded real leather garments
- Anime Costumes and Anime Cosplay Costumes
- Furry Costumes with tails or animal ears
- Transgender or Drag Queen Costumes
- Dresses for Men
- Latex costumes or Super Hero body suits
- Kids Costumes (Please contact This Seamstress for kids costumes)
- Dog Costumes
- Modern Wedding Dresses
- Mascot Costumes for Schools Etc.
- Professional Dance Costumes
- Professional Horse Riding Costumes