EquinoxMasquerade

The Perfect Balance of Light and Dark.

California, United States · 203 Sales

EquinoxMasquerade

The Perfect Balance of Light and Dark.

California, United States 203 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(67)

Shop owner

Elizabeth

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Announcement   Masks and Costume Accessories for Halloween, Mardi Gras, Renaissance Faires, LARP Events, and Wherever Else your Imagination Takes You.

Each item is handmade and unique. Custom orders are welcome, and bulk orders within reason are also welcome. Please request all custom orders within sufficient time before your event.

Thank you!

***** HALLOWEEN ANNOUNCEMENT *****

Any custom orders should be placed before October 13th to ensure enough time for creation and delivery. All other orders should be placed by October 23rd to ensure delivery before the weekend of the 27th and 28th. Enjoy the Halloween season!

Announcement

Last updated on 06 Oct, 2017

Masks and Costume Accessories for Halloween, Mardi Gras, Renaissance Faires, LARP Events, and Wherever Else your Imagination Takes You.

Each item is handmade and unique. Custom orders are welcome, and bulk orders within reason are also welcome. Please request all custom orders within sufficient time before your event.

Thank you!

***** HALLOWEEN ANNOUNCEMENT *****

Any custom orders should be placed before October 13th to ensure enough time for creation and delivery. All other orders should be placed by October 23rd to ensure delivery before the weekend of the 27th and 28th. Enjoy the Halloween season!

Elizabeth

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Elizabeth

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(67)
runpasteve

runpasteve on 28 Oct, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The mask looks even better in person and is well-made. I am very excited to wear it with my flower crown as a Halloween costume!

Teresa Long

Teresa Long on 06 Oct, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Masks are beautiful--made with a lot of heart. Arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Felted interior is super comfortable to wear.

Teresa Long

Teresa Long on 06 Oct, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Masks are beautiful--made with a lot of heart. Arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Felted interior is super comfortable to wear.

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About

Making masks and more since 2009.

I've been making masks for about five years now. Well, I actually started seven years ago, making fun and simple masks as wedding favors for my masquerade-themed wedding. Making masks to sell to others didn't occur to me until two years later, when a friend offered me a booth at a local craft fair. She thought I would bring a few paintings, but I had already been mulling an idea that I wanted to try out, so it seemed like the perfect time to give it a shot. Leaf masks for a fun nature-spirit type of look, made with artificial leaves for easy wear and endurance. I was so excited about my new creation that I made headbands and hair clips to match each mask. They were very popular at the craft fair, and thus my business started.

In 2010 I established Natura Pluma Designs, so named from the Latin words for Nature and Feather. I expanded the many styles of leaf masks, and added fabric masquerade-style masks as well. I created all sorts of headbands and hair clips, including feather fascinators and even headbands with summer fruits for a dance troupe in Italy. I even played with masks made from natural materials such as birch bark and moss. I also experimented with making animal masks for Halloween parties, and eventually began creating monster masks for LARP events. The range of items I made became a vast array, including masks, head bands, hair clips, tiny top hats, faerie wings, pins, jewelry, and even knitted goods such as hats and scarves and pouches.

In 2013 I moved to Northern California, and over the next year, I decided to make some changes with the business as well. Instead of letting myself become distracted by the various other projects, I began focusing on just masks and costume-type accessories. I still of course make custom orders for just about anything you ask for, but for me it was time to narrow down my scope to really focus on the joy of costuming. The name Natura Pluma Designs didn't quite seem to resonate with me anymore. I searched for something that truly reflected the spirit of what I do and where I'd like to take this little business. On the autumnal equinox of 2014, Equinox Masquerade was born.

The equinox is when day and night are equal. It's a time of finding balance in your life. I love the dark things in life - rainy days, skulls, the color black, a style that's more than a little goth, and of course nature's dark side, death and decay. I also have an appreciation for the light - flowers in bloom, a hike on a clear sunny day, a positive and upbeat outlook. In my art, I want to reflect the balance I've learned from being what some might call a "gothic hippie". For every flame there is a shadow, and I strive to capture both in my work.

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  • Elizabeth

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, I Do It All!

    I am an artist who enjoys working with the beauty of nature and fantasy, with a touch of Victorian whimsy and ethereal decadence.

Shop policies

Last updated on 06 October, 2017
I've been making masks for the last decade, after getting my start making fun and simple masks for my masquerade-themed wedding. My interests in nature, fantasy, and witchcraft led me to make truly unique items that are wearable art.

The equinox is when day and night are equal. It's a time of finding balance in your life. For every flame there is a shadow, and I strive to capture both in my work.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
An item is exchangeable ONLY if it is received damaged and the request is made within 7 days after received as shown by package tracking. Due to the difference in calibration of computer screens, there are no refunds for color issues. Custom items non-refundable.
Payment
Payment is due within 3 days of the order. If for any reason you have trouble completing payment, or if the order was made in error, please contact me as soon as possible.
Shipping
All items are shipped with USPS. Please choose your shipping speed during checkout. If for any reason you do not see the option you are looking for, please message me.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions or requests, please message me. I love to do custom work. I will do my best to create something unique to your needs and ideas.

If you are interested in placing an order for a quantity, please message me. While much of my work is one of a kind, I am happy to make sets for couples costumes, bridal parties, Halloween parties, and more.