Two custom bird masks, winging their way to their respective owners. Both were cut using a Glowforge pre-release unit, which freed my hands and time so that I could focus on the detailed work that I enjoy most. The black one also features a laser engraved vintage glass cabochon.
Category: custom work
Halloween Ordering Info 2016 (or “he who hesitates is lost”)
As this photo suggests, I’m already up to my elbows in Halloween prep! I’ve had several requests for custom costumes, so it seems like a good time to let everyone know that commission spots will be very limited this year. Like, extremely limited. So if you’re hoping to have something made from scratch to your specifications, you should definitely contact me soon! To order a one of a kind costume piece, please visit the “Custom Work” section of my website, and fill out the inquiry form there. This form outlines the info that I’ll need in order to understand your project, and it will really streamline the process for both of us. My commission spots fill up quickly, so please don’t put this off!
If you’re simply hoping to have one of my existing designs painted in your colors, I can usually be a bit more flexible. My turn around time for these types of orders is generally around two weeks before shipping, though that wait time gets longer the closer we get to Halloween. You can check out my “Made to Order” section to find mask styles that can be made in your choice of colors.
If you’re in a hurry, please visit my “Ready to Ship” section, for a selection of masks that are in stock and ready to ship quickly.
Last but not least, I’ll be adding a small selection of unique, one of a kind masks and costume accessories this year. Keep an eye on my website, as well as my Facebook fan page, in order to see these pieces as they’re added.
And just to reiterate: Halloween commissions will be very limited this year. If you’d like a custom costume, now’s the time to get in touch. Please don’t be one of those silly people who contacts me three days (or even 3 weeks) before Halloween in hopes of commissioning a one of a kind piece!
Way Cool Customer Photos
Now Accepting Halloween Commissions
It may seem early to start thinking about Halloween, but it is coming up sooner than you think! I’ve already started accepting Halloween commissions; if you’re interested in ordering something custom, please inquire soon.
You’ll find a comprehensive list of dates and policies here. I hope the info helps!
Halloween 2015 Ordering Info
Hello friends, I hope that you’re enjoying these last sweet days of summer! It probably seems early to start thinking about Halloween, but believe it or not, my studio is already in full swing with Halloween prep. Here’s what I’m working on:
This year I’ll be offering an assortment of headpieces and wearable wings, as well as one of a kind masks. My website offers several ready made costumes, as well as a variety of designs that can be made to order in your choice of colors.
If you’re hoping for something completely custom (designed from scratch) you’ll need to act quickly! I’m only accepting a limited number of custom orders this year. So many of my past customers have already expressed interest in bespoke costumes that I’m offering them first dibs.
Halloween commissions will open on Friday August 21st and close on Tuesday September 15th. From 8/21/2015 through 8/31/2015 past customers will get first priority, after that commission spots will available on a first come, first serve basis. To request a custom design, please read through my ordering info and terms, then submit the inquiry form at the end of the page. I’ll respond ASAP, but please be patient if it takes a day or two.
Last but not least, here’s a handy list of ordering info and shipping deadlines to help with your Halloween costume planning.
Halloween 2015 Ordering Dates
To help with your planning, here are some important dates and information for Halloween costume orders:
Ordering and Availability –
“Ready to Ship” items are in stock and ready to ship quickly
“Made to Order” listings can take 1- 2 weeks bench time before they can be shipped.
These listings will be available for order until October 1st, 2015.
“Custom Work” can take 2-4 weeks bench time before shipping. An estimated timeline will be provided when you submit your request. Commissions will be open from 8/21/2015 – 9/15/2015; for the first 10 days (August 21- 31) past customers will have priority for commission spots.
Shipping and Deadlines –
US orders ship via USPS priority mail. The transit time for domestic orders is typically 2-3 days. Please place domestic orders no later than 10/26/15
International orders ship via USPS 1st class international. The transit time can be 10-30 days. Please place international orders no later than 9/30/15
Shipping upgrades are available for an additional fee.
Opening up commissions soon!
Hello friends! I’m already getting quite a few requests for custom work for Halloween. On that note, I have good news and bad news:
* The bad news (just to get it out of the way) is that commission slots will be very limited this season. My apologies in advance, but I’m taking on several new commitments this fall, and I know that I’ll need to be protective of my health and sanity if I’m to accomplish all that I hope to!
* The GOOD news is that I’ll start accepting custom orders again very soon, and past customers will get first dibs on those commission slots. If we’ve worked together before – and especially if we have already discussed your idea – your project will have priority.
Stay tuned, as I’ll be posting more details soon!
Current Commission Status
First and foremost, THANK YOU for a successful Halloween season! I greatly appreciate your support, and I hope you had a wonderful Halloween 🙂
For those who’d like something custom for the holiday season, I’m currently booked through mid December and cannot accept any new orders for custom work until my current commissions are complete. I’ll do my best to work quickly, and will update here as soon as I have openings again.
Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Halloween 2014 Shipping Deadlines
I’m getting lots of panicked emails and phone calls asking if masks will make it in time for Halloween. The abridged answer is:
Maybe – it depends on where you live and how much you want to pay for shipping…
US customers should be fine for Halloween delivery, as long as you order by Sunday October 26th and you select priority mail. If you’re on the west coast, you can probably even push that to Monday the 27th. If you’re overseas, or planning to order after that, I strongly suggest upgrading to express mail.
I ship very quickly, via USPS. This is an approximate outline of transit times for their different tiers of service — they’re usually pretty good about these timelines, but express mail is the only service that offers a guaranteed delivery date:
- 1st Class Mail typically takes 3-7 days within the US, and 10-30 days internationally
- Priority Mail usually takes 2-3 days within the US, and 7-10 days internationally
- Express Mail takes 24-48 hours within the US, and 3-5 business days internationally
Last but not least, I’m sorry, but I’m not able to accommodate custom orders at this time (my deadlines for Halloween commissions were in September — this time of year really is that busy). Similarly, I have disabled all “Made to Order” listings until after Halloween 2014. Selections are now limited to in stock items only. On the plus side, I have some great items in stock and I’ll continue to add new and wonderful items all the way through this weekend. Orders will be mailed very quickly, via the shipping method of your choice, and I am happy to help if you have questions — just ask!
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