AGypsyRed

Cosplay and Custom Costumes - Layaway available

San Antonio, Texas · 4608 Sales

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AGypsyRed

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Announcement   Order early for Halloween! My Halloween slots fill VERY quickly and are usually full by the end of September for regular shipping.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Sometimes convos don't make it through or get buried, so if you don't hear from me within a couple of days from a convo, please email me directly. My email is gypsy_red2 [!at] yahoo.com or sales [!at] gypsy-red.com.

*****PLEASE READ IF YOU WANT A COSPLAY COMMISSION*****

I've received a number of requests for items I'm not able to create, so I thought maybe it would help if I outlined what I'm able to do before you request something so you know if I'll be able to help you.

I'm more than happy to help you come up with a cosplay costume that you'll love. Please look around my shop and notice the style of my work. I do mostly dresses, skirts and tunics and what few items have pants or pantaloons, they're unfitted and baggy. Detail work is usually screen printed. If your character or design idea will work with my style, then please by all means contact me!

Now here's what I won't be able to help you with:

First and foremost, I ***DO NOT*** do Disney Princess, Marvel or Homestuck costumes. Please don't ask, I absolutely will not make them.

I am not able to provide footwear, wigs, stockings, weapons or anything related. I simply do not have the sources for those items.

Second, I do not do any metal, armor or leatherworking. If it's going to involve sculpting any kind of armor pieces, even from foam, I'm not able to help you. I don't have the experience or equipment at this time to do those things properly. HOWEVER, my husband has set up a 3D printing shop here on Etsy, that can be found at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Whiteblade3D where he may be able to help you with smaller items that can be 3D printed to your specifications.

On this same note, I'm not able to recreate any jewelry pieces (necklaces, earrings, bracelets, tiaras, etc.).

Third, I don't do bodysuits, unitards, leotards or any kind of fitted pants. My strengths simply don't lie with these items. I've learned over the years it's impossible for me to get these kinds of things to fit right unless I have the person readily available for multiple fittings.

And finally, I am not able to do a lot of hand painting. Detail work on my costumes must be either something I can recreate with ribbon sewn on, screen printed, heat transfer vinyl, or embroidered. Embroidery is limited to no more than 4" X 5.5" in size due to the limitations of my embroidery machine. Screen printing is limited to 13" x 15" at the largest.

If you aren't sure if I can help you with your item, then please convo me and ask. We may be able to come up with something that you'll be happy with.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 14, 2018

Order early for Halloween! My Halloween slots fill VERY quickly and are usually full by the end of September for regular shipping.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Sometimes convos don't make it through or get buried, so if you don't hear from me within a couple of days from a convo, please email me directly. My email is gypsy_red2 [!at] yahoo.com or sales [!at] gypsy-red.com.

*****PLEASE READ IF YOU WANT A COSPLAY COMMISSION*****

I've received a number of requests for items I'm not able to create, so I thought maybe it would help if I outlined what I'm able to do before you request something so you know if I'll be able to help you.

I'm more than happy to help you come up with a cosplay costume that you'll love. Please look around my shop and notice the style of my work. I do mostly dresses, skirts and tunics and what few items have pants or pantaloons, they're unfitted and baggy. Detail work is usually screen printed. If your character or design idea will work with my style, then please by all means contact me!

Now here's what I won't be able to help you with:

First and foremost, I ***DO NOT*** do Disney Princess, Marvel or Homestuck costumes. Please don't ask, I absolutely will not make them.

I am not able to provide footwear, wigs, stockings, weapons or anything related. I simply do not have the sources for those items.

Second, I do not do any metal, armor or leatherworking. If it's going to involve sculpting any kind of armor pieces, even from foam, I'm not able to help you. I don't have the experience or equipment at this time to do those things properly. HOWEVER, my husband has set up a 3D printing shop here on Etsy, that can be found at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Whiteblade3D where he may be able to help you with smaller items that can be 3D printed to your specifications.

On this same note, I'm not able to recreate any jewelry pieces (necklaces, earrings, bracelets, tiaras, etc.).

Third, I don't do bodysuits, unitards, leotards or any kind of fitted pants. My strengths simply don't lie with these items. I've learned over the years it's impossible for me to get these kinds of things to fit right unless I have the person readily available for multiple fittings.

And finally, I am not able to do a lot of hand painting. Detail work on my costumes must be either something I can recreate with ribbon sewn on, screen printed, heat transfer vinyl, or embroidered. Embroidery is limited to no more than 4" X 5.5" in size due to the limitations of my embroidery machine. Screen printing is limited to 13" x 15" at the largest.

If you aren't sure if I can help you with your item, then please convo me and ask. We may be able to come up with something that you'll be happy with.

AGypsyRed

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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:
Dittybaggs
TallBlackSheep
ResinationFun

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  • Deanna McCabe

    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.

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Last updated on Nov 1, 2017
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.