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:
Ranma 1/2 Chinese-style shirt
Time required: a few weeks
Materials and Labor: 80$
Cassandra from Soul Calibur II
Time required: 6 months
Materials: paid by Cassie
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!