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Mykaios
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Fate/COSPLAY Commissions <3

Here are some examples of my work, just click on the thumbnails!


For progress pictures of current projects as well as completed works, reviews, and updates, visit my facebook. PLEASE, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY~


SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY!

Availability:
January: FULL
February: FULL
March: FULL
April: FULL
May: FULL
June: OPEN
July: OPEN
August: OPEN

PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR A QUOTE (I will not respond PM's)
fate.cosplay@gmail.com


COMMISSION REQUEST FORM:
Cosplay.com user name:
DEADLINE:
Second deadline (being a later date than the first):
Character:
Series:
PLEASE ATTACH/LINK REFERENCE IMAGES:

MEASUREMENTS (US measurements):
*Height
*Weight
*Bust/bra size if you're female
*Waist
*Hips
*Sleeve
*Leg/pant length
*Shoulder to shoulder

WHAT DO YOU NEED?
Please specify what you need.
*Outfit (fabric elements)
*Wig
*Jewelry/accessories
*Prop/weapon
*Shoes/shoe covers
*Anything else?

Payment method:
POSTAL/ZIP CODE/LOCATION:



Hello!

I am available to make cosplay costumes, accessories and wigs! Whether it's simple or complex, I am here to help. I am a commissioner and I hand make pieces to custom fit YOUR measurements and wants/needs - specifications. I've been cosplaying and sewing since 2003. I am self taught but I have taken some classes at FIDM and AIP. I've also worked in costuming with Disney (with costumes not in them) so I've spent a lot of time studying Disney costumes and construction while I fit people into costumes and make small alterations. I choose high quality fabric, but will go with lower quality/lower costing fabric (low being $3.99 at the lowest and it's pretty thin and cheap fabric that you should really be using for apparel) - if you are on a budget.

If you cannot afford to purchase your cosplay or cosplay related items from a Halloween store, ebay or cosplay website it is 99% likely that you cannot afford a commission. It's not meant to sound harsh, but it really is the truth :/ When you're commissioning something, you're asking for someone to take their time to hand make you a costume according to your specifications and measurements - not to mention follow specific references. Material costs are generally also higher than that of the prices of costumes from stores/Halloween stores/cosplay websites as well. Material costs just isn't fabric, there's threads, buttons, zippers, buckles, paints, embroidery threads, resin, silicone, primer, trim, bias tape, ribbon, foam, etc.

Further information about artists and commission work and material and labor costs can be found HERE! It's something that those who want to commission and those who want to get commissions done should read.


Labor consists of the following:
*Researching for and purchasing materials
*Finding more references
*Drafting a pattern to your measurements
*Cutting out the fabric according to the pattern
*Digitizing embroidery patterns/files
-Embroidering
*Sewing
*Making sure it fits on the dress form
*Serging and finalizing hems/seams
*Making adjustments as necessary
*Detailing: i.e. beading, painting, etc
*Adding zippers, buttons, snaps, velcro, etc
*Sculpting forms if necessary
-Making molds for said forms
-Casting final forms in resin

My quotes (material costs + labor + shipping + paypal fees + tax = total). An itemized list can be requested.

Wigs:

Base wig prices as follows on Arda:
Short: $30
Medium: $35-38
Long: $40-65
Specialty wigs: vary
Short wefts: $9
Long wefts: $15
Clip in pony tails: $15/each
Shipping: $8.08

Other
Styling products: vary
Dying products: vary

My fees (excluding shipping):
Simple styles (cuts, curls, waves): $25
Spiky styles, volume/extra wefts, extra pieces: $50
Gravity defying styles, Up dos, ponytails, etc: starting at $75
Custom dying: varies on length and how many colors used, etc

These prices are loosely based on the average salon price for normal hair services. Some salons also offer separate wig styling and specialty services that actually cost more than what I've listed.


I only accept paypal and require a 50% deposit. If you need a payment plan, don't hesitate to ask. Please keep in mind, that your commission has to be paid in full at least two weeks before your deadline. Please note that your deadline is not booked until you've made a deposit.

I do not offer refunds. Should for some reason, I miss your deadline (and I'd be terrified and stressed if I did but alas, life is full of unexpected events), a form of compensation will be provided. Trust me, I'd rather miss your deadline, than send out something half-assed with poor craftsmanship. Also, before any work is started on, I send out a contract to you, signed by me, for you to sign and send back (this may also be done electronically).

**Shipping: In the U.S. I use Priority Mail with delivery confirmation AND INSURANCE and it takes 2-3 days. International shipping varies, due to customs check. USPS only offers tracking for Priority (6-10 days [excluding customs], about $48 (for their large flat rate box) to the UK and Express International (3-5 days [excluding customs], about $75 to the UK to major locations. Should you opt for the First Class shipping method (which is the least costly and slowest), I will not be responsible for anything getting lost or undelivered.


Communication is very important to me as it should be for you. I try my best to send emails and give updates and sometimes, I even give out my number (no calls please) in order to text my clients while I am shopping for supplies or send picture updates. If I contact you, I expect you to contact me back, even if you've already found someone else.

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