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As seen in my Portfolio, I create high quality costumes and event apparel. A full costume may require between 40 to 100 hours to complete and my hourly rate is $20. This figure includes such activities as shopping, fitting appointments, pattern making, layout and cutting, sewing, hand finishing, as well as other assorted skills like leather craft, corsetry, millinery, wig dressing, jewelry design, and embellishing, such as painting, beading or embroidery.

The first step in getting one of these costumes for your very own is requesting an estimate. To request an estimate, I need the following information.

1) Source Material. Whatever the source, I work best if I have views of the costume from several angles, front, back, side, and closeups of important details. Photographs of other people's costumes are not particularly helpful.
2) Basic Measurements. A basic set of measurements, (height, weight, chest, waist, and hips), gives me a general idea about possible difficulties associated with adapting that costume to the client.
3) Approximate Due Date.

Regarding Client Availability. I work in the Seattle area. With local clients, I like to have fittings, but sometimes this isn't possible. At least half of the costumes I make each year are out-of-state commissions. If an out-of-state client willingly accepts a more general fit based solely on measurements, the client accepts full responsibility for providing an accurate measurement set.

Estimated Prices for Sewing

The following are price estimates for costumes made from the Faerie Fingers patterns. The values stated reflect only the estimated cost of labor and are subject to change. Materials and shipping are charged separately.

1) #98-GD01: Belldandy. Includes all pieces described in the pattern (coat, skirt, mitts, booties, headdress): $750. This does not include the assorted jewelry. Add $75 for earrings, necklace, bangles, and belt. Wig is not offered.

2) #99-FA01: Deidrit. Includes all pieces described in the pattern (dress, cloak, shoulder and chest armor, bracers and shoe covers, belt): $600. This does not include the assorted jewelry. Add $35 for earrings and forehead filet. Add $40 for ears, adhesive and remover.

3) #98-MA01: Ranma. Includes Kung Fu shirt, drawstring pants with pockets, and sash: $450. Wigs and styling are offered. Price varies with availability.

4) #99-MA02: Ryoga. Includes shirt, drawstring pants with pockets, sash, cross garters, and headband: $450.

5) #99-MA03: Mousse. Includes robe, drawstring pants with pockets, and sash: $450. Glasses are not offered.

6) #00-MG01: Sailor Senshi. Includes all pieces described in the pattern (leotard with attached skirt, padded hip and shoulder rolls, and sailor collar, modified gloves or mitts, tiara, choker, and shoe covers in the colors and fabrics specified by the client): $550. Shoe modification is also available. Wigs and styling are offered. Price varies with availability.