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Title: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Starherd on April 29, 2010, 11:09:29 PM
Hello!

I'm a seamstress-for-hire and jewelry-maker, and am in need of customers, so if you need a costume for Fanime (or any other time), please contact me!  I'm based in Colorado (if you're within driving distance I'll come do fittings personally - can do at con too, if I'm able to go) and I do everything from bathing suits to ballgowns and more.  I do corsets with steel stays too!  Working on Kingdom Hearts Organization XIII robes (and bathrobes) as pre-made sale items at the moment...

Please don't hesitate to contact me - I'm open to lay-away, trades, and other forms of haggling, too!

(http://www.starshepherd.com/graphics/cos/TrinityBlood/Caterina/EnyalisCaterina01Crop.jpg)
References:
Art References (http://www.starshepherd.com/graphics/cos/TrinityBlood/Caterina/CaterinaArtRefs1.jpg)
More Art References (http://www.starshepherd.com/graphics/cos/TrinityBlood/Caterina/CaterinaArtRefs2.jpg)

(I didn't take the photo, but that's me, and I made the outfit.  ^_^; )
That's a $325 costume, wig, props, jewelry, and shipping included.
(The cost would be significantly higher if the gold designs were appliqué or embroidery instead of painted on.)

I make excellent $160 Vash coats! (http://www.starshepherd.com/graphics/cos/Trigun/Red/VashRedFrontA.jpg)

You can see more of the cosplays I've made in this directory:
http://www.starshepherd.com/graphics/cos/ (http://www.starshepherd.com/graphics/cos/)

The above mentioned prices do not include shipping.

PM or contact me at ssc at starshepherd dot com
-Starherd

P.S. I need measurements, discussion of specifics, and half the payment down to start, and about six weeks in order to schedule in a commission.  Due to the nature of what I do (with materials costs, etc.), I can't do refunds at all*, so be sure what you want before paying.  :)  I do my best to make sure you get exactly what you'd like, or as close to it as is possible.

* = The only exception I can make is if something happens to the costume before it can be sent to you, or if something happens here such that I can't finish it.


P.P.S. I can make armor using craft foam over a wire mesh frame, but only pieces.  As it turns out, I don't have the space to safely do an entire suit of armor at this time.
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Velveteen Rabbit on May 08, 2010, 10:14:46 AM
Oh my goodness! You are extremely talented! Good luck in your business!
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Starherd on May 08, 2010, 04:26:21 PM
Thanks very much!

So far I've had only one taker - I can still probably do one more costume in time for Fanime if anyone needs!

Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 21, 2010, 12:03:42 PM
Will you be bringing and steel stay corsets to Fanime with you?
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Starherd on May 22, 2010, 07:39:31 AM
Will you be bringing and steel stay corsets to Fanime with you?

Alas, I am just starting out with sewing for a living (I've done it for years, but am now making a business of it).  As such, I currently have no funds to stock anything that's not specifically needed for a commission, so I have no steel stays at all (and won't until someone orders something that requires them).

I can take measurements and commissions at the con, though.  And I can point you to a good online vendor for stays if need be.  (Not sure just what you're looking for  ^_^;  )

-Starherd
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: kohana ichibana on May 24, 2010, 11:07:09 PM
I'm soo tempted to order from you!!!! >< I cannot find a good cosplay outfit of some characters I've been wanting to cosplay. Sigh, right now I has no monies though.
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Boba on May 25, 2010, 12:02:12 PM
she's miiiiiiine........ *____*

wah cha!
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: BonjourHoney on May 26, 2010, 12:02:36 PM
Well damn if I'd seen your thread earlier I would have definitely commissioned something. xD

I'll PM you anyway. Definitely interested in future projects. =)
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: kayra on June 02, 2010, 11:51:58 PM
Can I get a quote on a Seras Victoria outfit? I'd only need the shirt and skirt
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Cybermisadventures on November 21, 2010, 06:30:16 AM
Hey! I know this topic is super old and I don't know if you still do commissions, but I am in need of one~ please don't hesitate to email me or send me a note on devaintART.
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Starherd on November 21, 2010, 01:50:18 PM
email sent :)
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Starherd on December 15, 2010, 02:35:51 AM
Will you be bringing and steel stay corsets to Fanime with you?

I currently have no funds to stock anything that's not specifically needed for a commission, so I have no steel stays at all (and won't until someone orders something that requires them).

I can take measurements and commissions at and before the con, however.  Corsets are really something that should be individually fit to each person.

If you're in the Bay Area in CA, Colorado Springs in CO, or anywhere along rt.s 70 or 80 in between, I'll actually be travelling that way this weekend and could take measurements (or make a "tape tape dummy" of your torso) if you like.

-Starherd
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Poof-Aro on December 24, 2010, 03:13:58 AM
How much do your corsets run on average? I need two for a couple cosplays for fanime.
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Starherd on January 18, 2011, 09:24:27 PM
How much do your corsets run on average? I need two for a couple cosplays for fanime.

Just to make sure it goes through/everybody can see:
Corsets run $80-$100 to start depending on size for a basic twill, usually black or white.  Exterior designs (a different material on the outside, straps and buckles, etc.) add to the price; all depends on what you choose.  :)
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: ispyangie on January 18, 2011, 09:35:42 PM
The links don't work for me. ): I'm in dire need of a corset!
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Starherd on January 18, 2011, 09:37:53 PM
The links don't work for me. ): I'm in dire need of a corset!


*facepalm* oh goodness thanks for pointing that out!  My website changed!  I'll go fix those right away!

Edit: Fixed!   ;D
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: ispyangie on January 18, 2011, 09:50:47 PM
You're welcome! I might not be looking hard enough, but do you have any examples of your corsets? :)
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Starherd on January 18, 2011, 10:02:48 PM
You're welcome! I might not be looking hard enough, but do you have any examples of your corsets? :)

I've sadly not had the chance to get pictures of most of those I've made.  -_-;  If you look through the pictures of the Caterina cosplay at
http://www.starshepherd.com/graphics/cos/TrinityBlood/Caterina/
you'll see my first from a few angles.  I've since learned better how to do the bust style as shown specifically in the artbook artwork, however.  (I'm actually interested in doing bras, as I seem know a lot of people who have trouble getting the size they need comfortably.  Same concept.)  I can vouch that that one was comfortable to wear all day.  It didn't have a busk in the front (as per the character design), and laced in the back; exterior was silk brocade.

I haven't done many, but given past success am enthused to do more. 
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Cosplay Circus on February 18, 2011, 06:38:57 PM
You're welcome! I might not be looking hard enough, but do you have any examples of your corsets? :)

I've sadly not had the chance to get pictures of most of those I've made.  -_-;  If you look through the pictures of the Caterina cosplay at
http://www.starshepherd.com/graphics/cos/TrinityBlood/Caterina/
you'll see my first from a few angles.  I've since learned better how to do the bust style as shown specifically in the artbook artwork, however.  (I'm actually interested in doing bras, as I seem know a lot of people who have trouble getting the size they need comfortably.  Same concept.)  I can vouch that that one was comfortable to wear all day.  It didn't have a busk in the front (as per the character design), and laced in the back; exterior was silk brocade.

I haven't done many, but given past success am enthused to do more. 

That costume in the link is absolutely stunning~! What type of material do you use to make your corsets?
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Starherd on February 18, 2011, 11:17:00 PM
I've sadly not had the chance to get pictures of most of those I've made.  -_-;  If you look through the pictures of the Caterina cosplay at
http://www.starshepherd.com/graphics/cos/TrinityBlood/Caterina/
...

That costume in the link is absolutely stunning~! What type of material do you use to make your corsets?

Thank you!  :)
I use cotton twill for the interior, since that's a good sturdy material that's still soft, and I vastly prefer to use steel stays for the boning.   ^_^  But I can put any material at all on the exterior for looks.
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Cosplay Circus on February 18, 2011, 11:29:31 PM
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Thank you!  :)
I use cotton twill for the interior, since that's a good sturdy material that's still soft, and I vastly prefer to use steel stays for the boning.   ^_^  But I can put any material at all on the exterior for looks.

Amazing~ ;D what would you say is the latest you'd take a comission for one to be done and shipped to in time for Fanime?
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Starherd on February 21, 2011, 01:08:02 PM
Amazing~ ;D what would you say is the latest you'd take a comission for one to be done and shipped to in time for Fanime?

As soon as possible?  ^_^;  I'm a vendor at three shows in March, one or two in April, and have several commissions to fill already, so the sooner I can get everything lined up, the better!

-Starherd
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Cosplay Circus on February 21, 2011, 07:26:03 PM
Amazing~ ;D what would you say is the latest you'd take a comission for one to be done and shipped to in time for Fanime?

As soon as possible?  ^_^;  I'm a vendor at three shows in March, one or two in April, and have several commissions to fill already, so the sooner I can get everything lined up, the better!

-Starherd

Ahhh ok, maybe I'll comission for Anime Expo :) haven't sketched out my costumes yet so don't want to rush together designs ^^; Good luck with your current comissions! Would love to see pictures of them when your finished c:
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Starherd on February 21, 2011, 07:31:31 PM
Amazing~ ;D what would you say is the latest you'd take a comission for one to be done and shipped to in time for Fanime?

As soon as possible?  ^_^;  I'm a vendor at three shows in March, one or two in April, and have several commissions to fill already, so the sooner I can get everything lined up, the better!

-Starherd

Ahhh ok, maybe I'll comission for Anime Expo :) haven't sketched out my costumes yet so don't want to rush together designs ^^; Good luck with your current comissions! Would love to see pictures of them when your finished c:

Whenever you're ready, holler - I may or may not have space/time, but it never hurts to ask!  :)
*salutes* I'll definitely be adding pictures.
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Zyk on March 07, 2011, 07:28:17 AM
You certainly got some amazing work ^_^ I'd totally dig a custom corset if I could maintain a constant body size right now! haahaa, and if my boyfriend didn't already have a big enough load on you with his deathspank cosplay ; D haahaa. You got skill! <3
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Starherd on March 09, 2011, 02:11:45 AM
You certainly got some amazing work ^_^ I'd totally dig a custom corset if I could maintain a constant body size right now! haahaa, and if my boyfriend didn't already have a big enough load on you with his deathspank cosplay ; D haahaa. You got skill! <3

Thank you!  I'm doing my best!  :D

I've been toying with the idea of making a corset with an entirely removable panel laced into the back (two lines of lacing with it in, one line of lacing without) to help with multi-sizing, if that helps...  :)
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: mukieemelano on March 14, 2011, 11:17:19 PM
 :o meeep you are amazing thats all i gotta say
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Starherd on March 15, 2011, 01:51:28 AM
:o meeep you are amazing thats all i gotta say

thank you!  :)  I hope to post some more pictures of things I've done soon!
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: BonjourHoney on March 15, 2011, 07:37:09 PM
Starherd ~ Kaila here; just wanted to check if you've gotten any of my emails at all 'cause I did send a payment/contacted you about three weeks ago. ^^; Don't know where else to try to find you so ... hope you don't mind me butting into your thread like this.

Anyway, pleaaaaase get back to me. Have a ton of (good) updates to tell you. :)
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Starherd on March 15, 2011, 08:42:54 PM
Starherd ~ Kaila here; just wanted to check if you've gotten any of my emails at all 'cause I did send a payment/contacted you about three weeks ago. ^^; Don't know where else to try to find you so ... hope you don't mind me butting into your thread like this.

Anyway, pleaaaaase get back to me. Have a ton of (good) updates to tell you. :)

*waves enthusiastically!*
...Now I'm worried that my response emails haven't been going through!  I know I sent one talking about materials and starting on the pattern...  Try emailing me again?  I definitely have emails from you but I thought I'd gotten to respond last week!
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Mistiousstar on April 07, 2011, 08:50:15 PM
OMG your work is amazing, Now only if I have enough money *sigh
Either way Wonderful job XD
Title: Re: COSPLAY COMMISSIONS open for Fanime! I do Corsets!
Post by: Starherd on April 13, 2011, 07:16:24 PM
OMG your work is amazing, Now only if I have enough money *sigh
Either way Wonderful job XD

Thank you!