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Starting the 20th July I will be taking on full time commission work. Before I was just doing the odd commission here and there and designing steampunk items for the Khaotic Emporium which some of you may have visited at May London Expo. However now I have resigned from my full time job, giving me enough time to open up cosplay commissions as well as ones steampunk items.
I can do most items and costumes, but below is a list of the things that I specialise in.
Here is a selection of hats that I have made
I can make hats in any size and practically any shape. Give me a reference picture or explain to me what you want and I’ll tell you the different options for making it and the different prices available.
I make custom steel boned corsets. I prefer to make interesting styles which aren’t just under and over busts. Here are two examples of my creative work:
The perfect shoes for a costume can be really hard to get a hold of. I make cosplay shoes using the base of a regular pair which fits you comfortably and make them into replicas of the shoes you need. Below are some shoes I have made using that technique:
I like working with leather because it is a beautiful material. Obviously the cost for leather items is higher than items made with synthetic materials, but the difference in quality is well worth it.
My Ivy costume was made from real Italian leather which is butter soft to touch and a dream to wear.
Advanced Props with Electronics
I enjoy building props with working parts and electronics. I can use EL wire and motors to bring basic weapons to life. In some circumstances I can also make smoke producing weapons, but that depends a lot on the weapon design as the smoke making components need to be adapted inside. If you are interested please mail me and I can tell you if it is possible.
Recently I have begun doing prosthetic work in my costumes. I can be commissioned to make custom prosthetics which can really make a costume stand out.
I also sell packs of prosaide and prosaide remover which is what I use to glue all my prosthetics on. It works in the same way as spirit gum though it is so strong it requires the remover to get it off. It’s also an alternative to body tape to keep costumes from revealing too much. A pack including a 50ml bottle of prosaide and a 50ml remover is £9 with £2 shipping within the UK.
Custom Pattern Service
Some times the hardest part of a costume can be making the pattern for them. You can buy patterns but some costumes are so unlike regular clothing that it’s impossible to find one. Also, I find that store bought patterns are stupidly over complex and hard to read, making adjustments a lot harder than they could be.
I make all my own costume patterns from scratch and I am happy to draft patterns for other people. I would make a simple, easy to use pattern that would be drawn on fabric (which means you don’t have to use crummy tissue paper which rips) and include easy instructions in the form of photos.
Depending on the complexity of the pattern and the amount of customisation to your body shape I will adjust my service to your needs. Some costumes would require entire mock ups of the garment which would be tried on by you to be adjusted to fit exactly. Other patterns may be easier and just be made against a set of your measurements.
Full Costume Service
For those people requiring full costumes I am willing to be hired out as your own personal costume maker for the duration of a costume build. This however is for intense costumes like full amour building or large prosthetic work. Though please be aware that many costume competitions deny entry to bought costumes, so you would not be allowed to enter a costume made by me into events such as London MCM Expo.
Prices and payments
Prices are custom for each commission. My costs comprise of the materials used and my labour per each hour I work on a commission. A deposit for the materials must be put down before I begin the work to cover the costs of me purchasing it. This is non refundable unless the commission is cancelled by me (ie. I cannot complete the work due to a freak illness). In this circumstance all money would be refunded back to you as soon as possible.
I require full payment for the item to be made before I will send it out. Payments can be made once the commission is finished, or in the case of larger work payments can be made in installments which have been pre-agreed previously.
For commission work I cannot take returns if you change your mind about an item as it is custom made for you.
To see other examples of my work please check my profile or Ubernerd’s. I made most of the costumes for UberNerd but please check the descriptions as they will state if it is my work or not.
(Ivy photos taken by Kazz, Steampunk photos taken by Silver, Saint Seiya photos by Bento Dan, Voldo Photos by cosplay snap.)