Custom Cosplay costumes
I started out making things for my dolls when I was 8 or 9 years old. My grandmother taught me the basics on her old Bernina sewing machine. By high school I was altering patterns to fit me and making my own clothing. By the time I was married in my early 20s, I'd started into costuming and that quickly became my main focus.
My philosophy about cosplay costumes is that they aren't costumes, they're that character's clothes, so they should be made like clothes, and meant to be worn repeatedly and cleaned.
My children's costumes are all made with everything sewn securely on, and intended to be worn and played in repeatedly. They're all wash-n-wear, so you don't have to worry about them falling apart after one trip through the washer. Most children outgrow my costumes before they wear them out.
I grew up learning how to sew from both my mother and my grandmother, who learned the tricks of the trade from my great grandfather, who was a professional tailor.
I also sell in three other shops:
Around the web
Owner, Maker, Designer
I've been sewing for over 30 years and costuming for over 20. I do everything on my costumes, including the sewing, beading, applique work, embroidery, polymer clay and screen printing. I'm a one person operation and outsource nothing.
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
Frequently asked questions
Do you ship to APO/FPO addresses?
Yes, I will happily ship to APO and FPO military addresses.
I'm not sure how to take my measurements, can you help?
You're welcome to contact me for help taking them, or you can view how to take most measurements on my website here: http://www.gypsy-red.com/measurements.html
Just click on the character's name, then on the costume photo and it'll open a window with pictures of how to take each measurement.
Do you really need all of these measurements?
Yes, they're all measurements I need to make sure your costume will fit correctly. I've seen lengths differ as much as 14" for people wearing the same size. If you're 5' tall, you wouldn't want to receive a costume made for someone 5'10", would you?
If I order four costumes, do you offer any extra discounts?
My prices are already about as low as I can go. I purchase my materials wholesale in bulk already. I'm a single person shop and this is my full time job, so all material costs, fees for selling online, and all of my time need to be accounted for. I do occasionally run sales or offer coupon codes, so you're welcome to ask if I have any specials going on. Whether I'm making one costume or four, the materials are going to cost me the same and each one is still going to take me the same amount of time to make.
I found a child size costume I want, can I get it in an adult size?
Please check the Adult Size Costumes section of my shop, or do a search in my shop. Chances are I have an adult size listed. If you don't see one, then please contact me and I'll be happy to give you a quote for one in your size.
Do you take commissions?
Yes, I do. Please read the full of my shop announcement to see what I can and cannot do. If you believe your costume will fit in those guidelines, then feel free to send me a couple of pictures of what you want along with your general size so I can give you an estimate.