You've decided what you want to cosplay. And you want me to make it. So, you're asking yourself: "How do I go about ordering?"
You can reach me via the following means:
- Email - This is my preferred method, since that's the first (and sometimes only) thing I check each day.
- Private Message on Social Networking - I have accounts on several social networking sites, which are linked on the front page. I check them on most days, so chances are I'll get your message relatively quickly.
- Phone - To avoid telemarketers and robo-calls, I don't post my number online. However, it is available upon request.
- Reference Pictures - This is very important! As much as I'd like to, I don't watch every series, read every book and play every game in existance. So send or link me to as many pictures of the costume as you can find.
- Your measurements - To make it easy on you, I made a handy reference sheet in both Excel and PDF format. Just right-click on the preferred format and save it to your desktop. While I probably won't need every measurement, the highlighted ones are required to calculate a deposit.
- Fabric preferences - Basically the type and color. But any other information you can provide would be fantastic.
- Deadline - Please note: If you have a deadline, I require a lead time of at least two months, longer if the costume is rather detailed or you have multiple costumes in your request. I'm a one-person business and may be servicing other clients at the time you request your commission. If your deadline is less than that, I'll still take the commission and try my best to make it happen, but I will not guarantee delivery by your deadline.
- Shipping address - Not needed until completion.
If I need any other information I will ask for it, but that's the bare minimum I'll need to give a quote.
My commission fee is easy to determine: $15 per hour I spend making it. For example, if I take 10 hours to make your costume, then it would be $150.
To ease the sticker shock and help spread out the price, I only require the cost of materials up front as a non-refundable deposit. The rest of the commission fee is due upon completion of the costume.
Example: Go with the above-mentioned $150 project. Let's say that materials cost $50. So I would ask for a $50 deposit, which allows me to order everything and get started. When I've completed your costume, you would owe $100. Or you would pay $15/hour, minus the deposit.
Note: If it turns out that I grossly mis-quoted the time it will take, I will inform you and work something out with you.
I am also open to negotiating an installment/lay-away plan on a case-by-case basis.
For more details, you can read the Frequently Asked Questions. I look forward to hearing from you!