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    I make Custom Costumes!

    Hi, I'm a 31-year-old woman who recently graduated from fashion design school and I am available to make custom costumes.

    Here are a couple of costumes I've made:
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    Ranma 1/2 Chinese-style shirt
    Time required: a few weeks
    Materials and Labor: 80$

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    Cassandra from Soul Calibur II
    Time required: 6 months
    Materials: paid by Cassie
    Labor: 400$

    I made the bodice and the collar, but not the accessories or boots. The gold applique designs were applied completely by hand.

    I charge cost of materials plus 5$ an hour for the time I spend making the final version. I like to take my time and make the costume gorgeous, so my costumes take at least a few weeks to make.

    Favorite materials to work with: Kona cotton, taffetta
    Hard to work with: stretchy fabrics, slippery fabrics like silk and satin
    Strengths: Beautifully finished seams, applique, beadwork
    Weaknesses: Don't know much about exotic, expensive fabrics

    I want to start working as soon as the holidays are done. If you're interested in having a costume made, post a picture of character you want to dress as. I only have enough time to make 3-6 costumes between now and SJ4, so don't wait or hesitate to contact me!
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    ZOMG THAT IS SO COOL

    Hey you think you could custom make my fanfic character jacket for bleach?
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    Do you have a pic? I gotta take a look at it before I can say for sure that it's something I can make.
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    Are you San Antonio local? o3o


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    Are you San Antonio local? o3o
    Yes I am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimyouTeki View Post
    Do you have a pic? I gotta take a look at it before I can say for sure that it's something I can make.
    i have to draw it out then scan it on my computer
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    Alright, cool. I look forward to seeing it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimyouTeki View Post
    Alright, cool. I look forward to seeing it!
    cool i wil send it in and then i get ajob to pay you to do the job
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    How much for this costume: http://www.freewebs.com/kirara-all/iy_kagome_wall1.jpg
    materials, and estimated labor cost.

    also, are you just a costumer, or do you do wigs, too? o3o


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    From looking at this, I estimate 35-50$ for materials, and labor might be 80$-150$, depending on how much detail and finishing you want on it. It doesn't look complicated at all, it might take a 2 weeks-a month to make. Let me know if that sounds good to you
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimyouTeki View Post
    From looking at this, I estimate 35-50$ for materials, and labor might be 80$-150$, depending on how much detail and finishing you want on it. It doesn't look complicated at all, it might take a 2 weeks-a month to make. Let me know if that sounds good to you

    Just how it looks in the picture is fine. 8D And I was just wanting the shirt/skirt/tie-like-thing. So no props. xD

    I was asking if you were a local, because I was wondering if you'd do in person fitting/measuring. XD


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    I was asking if you were a local, because I was wondering if you'd do in person fitting/measuring. XD
    Yeah, I actually prefer to meet in person. I meet you, measure/drape you, draft a pattern, make a practice version out of muslin, then you try it on and if you like it, then you buy the materials and I make the final version. I don't charge for the materials or labor to make the practice version, just for the time to make the final version.

    also, are you just a costumer, or do you do wigs, too? o3o
    Forgot to answer this Sorry, I don't know anything about wigs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimyouTeki View Post
    Yeah, I actually prefer to meet in person. I meet you, measure/drape you, draft a pattern, make a practice version out of muslin, then you try it on and if you like it, then you buy the materials and I make the final version. I don't charge for the materials or labor to make the practice version, just for the time to make the final version.



    Forgot to answer this Sorry, I don't know anything about wigs.

    Awesome. Sounds good. I will let you know when I can get with you for fitting and stuff and get payment to ya, all right?


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    Awesome. Sounds good. I will let you know when I can get with you for fitting and stuff and get payment to ya, all right?
    Alright, sounds great!
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    I was wondering how much it would be to make a simple maid costume :3 maybe something like this I'm still unsure on how I want it to look @ ~ @ I just don't want it to be too expensive (400 dollars ouch! lol)) if you have any designs or anything like that I'd be glad to look at them! And I could buy the materials :3

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    I was wondering how much it would be to make a simple maid costume :3 maybe something like this I'm still unsure on how I want it to look @ ~ @ I just don't want it to be too expensive (400 dollars ouch! lol)) if you have any designs or anything like that I'd be glad to look at them! And I could buy the materials :3
    A wild guesstimate on that costume would be 150-200$ for the labor, 50-70$ for the materials. I've never made a maid costume before, but I've made similar items in the past and that picture looks like something I can do. The only part that might drive the price way up would be if you want fabric ruffles. Those take FOREVER to make. A good alternative would be to use lace trim. I have a few samples of my past work I could show you before we start on the costume, so you can see what level I'm at.
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    I'm sorry! my mom finally decided to cave, and help me make my costume! We're going to find a dress at the thrift store and go from there.

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    Okay, thanks for letting me know, Azalia.
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    How much would it be if you could make a girl version on inuyasha's costume???

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    i'm just asking, but how much would it cost to make this?

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