Costuming / Custom Orders

Making Custom Work

Yes, I like making things custom for people. I like the challenge of it, the new materials I end up working in, and the new techniques I push myself towards. It takes me out of my comfort zone and inspires me for new projects.

Here are a couple of interesting custom projects that I’ve made for people in the last year.

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This store bought cloak was warm, but the outside material looked and felt cheap. So I was asked to do a new outside layer to match the quilted purple inside. And since the owner is a leather worker, she wanted leather details.

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A navy microsuede layer was added, with a soft leather shoulder detail and tooled leather clasp.

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Close up of the leather tooling. These clasps have now become an item I am making for other people’s cloaks.

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And experimenting with sewing thin leather.

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This custom pelt cape was made for a Princess Mononoke cosplay. She picked the material, wanting a more natural look.

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There are magnets under the front tabs so it can be attached to the costume shirt, and there are hidden elastic arm loops to best get the cartoon look.

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From the back, the full hood and luscious long fir. This nice faux fur was a delight to work with – if a bit time consuming to not catch the ends of the hairs in my stitching.

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