I had been debating about this for a while now, but I am now opening up cosplay commissions. I've been sewing since 2006, for the sake of cosplaying. I am a true believer that every detailed shouldn't be missed on a cosplay. I am also a two-time, award winning seamstress. I won a best-in-show cosplay at Shinbokucon 2011 for my Black (trainer) from Pokemon cosplay and recently, an honorable mention at Animarathon 2012 this year for my Red (trainer) from Pokemon.
To see examples of my previous work:
Deviantart - http://tsukeruu.deviantart.com/
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=105758 (search for tsukeru)
A little about my services:
Most full costumes take anywhere from six to eight weeks to complete and to be shipped out. There's a good chance that it will be out a lot sooner then the four week mark, due to that I do not have any commissions lined up to the date. I do have a couple of artist alley conventions from now through May. Once both parties agrees on the commission and contract, I require at least half of the down payment of the quote to be given. I only accept Paypal as a form of payment. If you aren't putting the full payment down at the start of the commission, the commission will not be mailed out until it is fully paid off.
As far as shipping is concerned, for Canadians and international shipping, shipping will start at an extra $35.00+. (It generally takes anywhere from one week to four weeks to be shipped out internationally.)
If you live within the US, I offer free shipping via USPS. I ship generally less then 24 hours once the commission is completed. I do PM you to let you know when it is shipped. It generally takes 3 - 7 days for anything to be shipped within the USA. do live within the United States. I do offer shipping confirmation to any US resident for $1.50 extra and shipping insurance for an extra $3.00.
I will keep you updated weekly on progress. I will try to follow up with progress pictures too. Once the down payment is made, I can purchase materials 24-48 hours after the initial purchase of the commission. Once the material is purchased and commission is started, I can not do any refunds. I will also need your full measurements before or at that time of the commission process.
As far as quotes go, I discuss these privately with each person who inquires. I prefer to discuss this in PM or email. These quotes are based on what you want and what type of material is involved. My base price for labor included is $10.00 an hour, which I do keep work logs of each and every costume for my reference (and yours).
Please keep in mind, I do not do "Furry" costumes, kids costumes, props nor wigs while inquiring.
If you are interested in a quote, please send me the following while you are inquiring:
Reference photo(s): (the more the merrier)
What you need commissioned:
Your basic sizes: t-shirt size = (small, medium, large, etc) & waist/pant size= (in inches please)
Any other info I need to know?:
Feel free to contact me via PM or email. Please allow up to 24 hours for a quote. Thank you and I look forward to working with you in the near future.