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Winter Holidays 23

leather peacock feather ornaments

May this holiday season find you in good health and good cheer!

I’ve just added a (super) tiny new collection to the site, for any last minute shoppers. This is my last site update for 2023. The year is winding to a close, and I’m ready to tuck in for winter to rest and hibernate.

My last holiday shipping run will be Monday December 18th. That is the USPS recommended deadline for Christmas delivery for domestic US orders. Since it’s one week before Christmas, they do encourage priority mail.

Thanks so much for your support, and Happy Holidays to all!

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Halloween 2019 Ordering Info

day of the dead mask with red roses

Hi friends! Here’s my Halloween 2019 ordering info, to assist with your costume party planning:

Availability –

Ready to Ship” items are in stock and ready to ship quickly

Made to Order” listings for existing designs from my catalogue can take 1-3 weeks to create, before shipping. These listings will be available until October 1st, 2019.

Custom Work” designed to your specifications can take 2-4 weeks to create, before shipping. An estimated timeline will be provided in advance.
* Very limited availability ~ Halloween commissions close 9/15/19 *

Suggested ordering dates for probable delivery by 10/31/19 –

✫ USA:
1st Class Mail – order by Oct 22nd
Priority Mail – order by Oct 25th
Priority Express Mail – order Oct 28th

1st Class Mail – order by Sept 20th
Priority Mail – order by Oct 15th
Priority Express Mail – order by Oct 22nd

USPS 1st Class Mail is the default shipping method. Expedited shipping options are available at checkout.

Click here to see typical transit times for each shipping method.




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November Giveaway Winner & International Holiday Ordering Dates

winged leather necklace

My husband drew the winner for my November customer appreciation giveaway last night. Congratulations to Angel! She’ll receive the Day of the Dead mask shown below:

leather sugar skull mask
Sacred Heart Mask

Many thanks to everyone who entered and sent a photo. Your entries are valid through the end of the year, so they’ll count for my December giveaway also (more info on that in the week ahead).

Also, a quick reminder for my international customers: if you’re hoping to receive your order by December  25th, please be sure to place it this weekend! You can find more detailed info about winter holiday shipping deadlines here.


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2016 Holiday Shipping Info

Suggested ordering dates for delivery by 12/25/16

1st class mail – order by December 19th
Priority mail – order by December 20th
Priority Express mail – order by December 22nd

1st class mail – order by December 7th
Priority mail – order by December 9th
Priority Express mail – order by December 14th

All of these options are available at checkout. If you still don’t see what you need, please feel free to contact me to discuss shipping options 🙂

*Please note that these are estimated delivery times, based on the USPS Holiday Schedule. Priority Express Mail is the only USPS service to offer a guaranteed delivery date.

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Halloween Ordering Info 2016 (or “he who hesitates is lost”)

leather masks in progress
leather masks in progress

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!

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Halloween 2015 Ordering Info

Dryad CostumeHello 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.

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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.

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Halloween Custom Orders & Shipping Info FAQ

Circus Bird mask © Andrea Adams 2010

When is last date to order a custom piece for Halloween?
As of this writing, the last day to order a completely custom mask or accessory in time for Halloween 2012 is September 28th. That may sound early, but it ensures that I’ll have enough time to complete your piece, take photos, make changes if necessary and get it shipped to you in time for the festivities!

What if I need it now?
I try to keep a good assortment of masks in stock and ready to ship. This is your best bet if you’re in a hurry.

Can I get it in a different color?
The “made to order” section features a few of my standard designs that can be crafted at your request, and I am happy to paint these in the color(s) of your choice. Please allow 2-4 weeks creation time before it will ship. 

How long will it take to arrive?
I ship within 48 hours of payment (typically sooner). US orders for costume items ship via priority mail, and I use  first class mail for international orders. If you need it faster than this, please let me know so that we can discuss shipping upgrades. Here are the approximate transit times:

 * International 1st Class Mail typically takes 10-30 days, depending on the country.

* Priority Mail usually takes 2-3 days within the US, and 7-10 days internationally. 

* Express Mail takes 24 hours within the US, and 1-3 business days internationally.

Please note that these are guidelines. Express mail is the only option that will give you a guaranteed delivery date.

What if I missed the ordering deadline — can you rush order a custom design?
Possibly. It just depends on how booked I am, and how quickly you need it. Rush orders will incur a 20% surcharge. That goes double if you’re rude or nasty about it 😉

I hope this info helps! If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me… and, in case this post is not clear enough: My schedule is filling up very fast this year.  I will continue to restock my Etsy shop through the end of October with lots of new and unique designs, but if you hope to CUSTOM ORDER a special mask or costume accessory in time for Halloween, please contact me ASAP!