Pinup, Fantasy, myth & magical girl Art.

Middletown, Connecticut

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Announcement    Welcome Kittens to the Bad Kitten Creations store!
If you love pin-up art, or if you have ever wanted to become pin-up art! then you have come to the right place.
*Vintage pinup illustrations
*Custom portrait art

My creations would be happy with any collector who has a love for vintage style, Burlesque, Fairy stories, Gothic glamour, Art Deco and any Nice things for naughty things! Thank you for looking and do check back often, Lilly xxx


Last updated on Jan 30, 2021

Welcome Kittens to the Bad Kitten Creations store!
If you love pin-up art, or if you have ever wanted to become pin-up art! then you have come to the right place.
*Vintage pinup illustrations
*Custom portrait art

My creations would be happy with any collector who has a love for vintage style, Burlesque, Fairy stories, Gothic glamour, Art Deco and any Nice things for naughty things! Thank you for looking and do check back often, Lilly xxx



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About BadKittenPinups

Sales 69
On Etsy since 2009

Nice things for Naughty things!

I have been drawing pin-up girls and fantasy characters since I was a child and have been in love with vintage fashions of the 30s and 40s for just as long. It all started from watching old movies with my Mum, and I will admit I became a little obsessed!.

Since then I have developed a style, for my self, my art and my home, that can be called Decopunk. It combines elements of the 20s, 30s and 40s with my Gothic/fantasy leanings. When I started doing this there was nothing much available that I liked so learned to make my own fashions, accessories and artwork.
I love that now I get to share what I learned, and am still learning, with other vintage lovers all over the world through my blog and my work.

The Bad Kitten Store here on Etsy was first set up in 2009. Back then I was selling some dolls I had made. But it would later become all about custom pinup portrait art.

I work to create a range of prints and other art products featuring all kinds of pin-up girls ...... from classic vintage style to burlesque to Gothic to Art Deco!.
I am always expanding, and will be adding more of my mythological, fantasy and kink inspired illustration work to the mix.

I still especially enjoy the challenge of custom portraits because they have to perfectly reflect the fantasy spirit of someone else.

lilly xxx

Shop members

  • Lilly

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi I'm Miss Lilly of Bad Kitten Creations!. I am a Scottish artist living in New England. I make paper dolls and draw vintage style pinup girls and fantasy mythological characters. I am totally obsessed with fairy stories, burlesque & vintage style.

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  • printer

    Charlotte, NC

    Provide high quality printing service on clothing. And handle shipping.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2021
Thank you for your interest in Bad Kitten Creations Pinup & Fantasy Art . I am passionate about my work and so I am equally determined to do it justice with excellent customer service.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept 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 personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I will gladly offer refunds or exchanges on my HANDMADE items in the following circumstances:

* If an order is canceled by the buyer (via Etsy convo is best) BEFORE the item is shipped, then a refund will be given of all monies paid. No reason is required in this instance.

* If an order is canceled by the buyer AFTER the item has been shipped but before the item is received. Then no refund can be given.

If the item is "unfit"
* I take great care over the listing and the packaging of my items, to ensure you know what you are buying and receive your purchase in good condition. And I do not sell wet or breakable items.
However in the unlikely event that any of my items arrive damaged, I will offer a refund, payable on my receipt of the the returned item, return postage to be refunded also.

Remember that my hand made items will have natural variances, and that monitor colour display varies.

My printer partner handles the shipping of those custom print items - T shirts, standard prints, canvas prints, postcards and more. All listings are clearly stated as to their origin. They do not accept returns or provide exchanges.
Refunds are only offered to customers that receive the wrong items, mislabeled or damaged items. If there is a problem with your item(s) please let me know using the Etsy messenger and I will do my best to resolve your issue.

Item not received:
* From time to time it does happen that items are lost in the post, and in that case a refund or exchange (of equal value) will be offered. However to protect myself I always obtain proof of postage. In most cases it will be required to file a claim with the post office.

* Custom items such as portraits cannot be returned. The process of continual design approval during the creation period, constitutes acceptance of the product.

Please be sure of your purchase before you send payment. check all important info like sizing and material. You can always contact me through etsy to discuss any questions or problems you may have, I will be happy to assist.
I accept paypal and most credit cards for payments. Paypal is a safe option for all parties to pay, and if you don't have a paypal account yet they are free to set up and very easy to use. I also accept etsy gift vouchers.
I do not accept cheques or money orders.

*Payment for all items including custom portraits is required upfront.
COD is not available.

If you have a problem with payment please do contact me or else your order may be canceled and re-listed.

If you wish to cancel your order of an in-stock item before the item is shipped (Not available on 'made to order' items), then simply contact me and I will cancel it for you and refund any payment. You do not have to give a reason for cancellation at this point in the transaction.
If you choose to cancel your order after the item has been shipped, please see the 'refunds and exchanges' section.
Contact can be made through Etsy convo option. I endeavor to respond to all convo messages within 24 hours.
Most items are made to order. I aim to ship all in stock items, properly packed, within 3 working days of payment received.
Commission items and made to order items will be shipped within 3 working days of completion.
I ship out at least once per week.

Each listing has details of available shipping methods. If you have any questions about shipping options or if you have any special requirements, then please don't hesitate to contact me before sending payment.

* 'Special requirements' may be express shipping or shipping to a giftee's address. Or extra postal insurance ($50 included as standard on most items, in USA), which can be applied at applicable cost on request.

For international orders buyers should be aware that customs fees may apply in your country. I cannot anticipate these fees and they are the responsibility of the buyer. I will not state that an item is a gift on customs forms to avoid such fees, so please do not ask. I can also not be held responsible for delays to delivery caused by customs searches or other such delays.

I always keep buyers of commission pieces regularly updated on the progress of their piece and it's shipping date.

If you have not received your order by the date it should have arrived try the following before contacting me;
● Check your shipping confirmation email for any mistakes in the delivery address
● Ask your local post office if they have your package
● Stop by your neighbors in case the courier left the package with them
If the shipping address was correct, and the package wasn't left at the post office or at your neighbor’s, get in touch with me at using Etsy convo message function, with your order number .
If you did find a mistake in your delivery address, we can send you a replacement order, but shipping will be at your own cost.

For items fulfilled by my printing partner;
Your order will ship from their facility nearest to you. they have locations worldwide.
Usually, it takes 3–7 days for my printing partner to fulfill an order, after which it’s shipped out. The shipping time
depends on your location, but can be estimated as follows:
● USA: 3–4 business days
● Europe: 6–8 business days
● Australia: 2–14 business days
● Japan: 4–8 business days
● International: 10–20 business days


Although my own in house, handmade fulfillment times are not effected by the covid 19 pandemic, my print partner has stated their "fulfillment times [for all products/t-shirts/phone cases/etc.] may be longer than usual and may continue to increase until things get back to normal. We're seeing delays in our supply chain,
including distributors and shipping carriers as the entire industry is grappling with challenges."
Additional policies and FAQs
* Contact me through the Etsy convo function if you require any additional information about shipping, payment, refunds or exchanges. Or if you need more information about my items, including additional pictures if required.
You can also contact me in this way for custom commission work.

* All of my in-house handmade items come from a smoke free home. However I do have a cat and a dog and I cannot say that my items have never come in contact with them in some way, so buyers with allergies should bear this in mind before ordering.

Print-to-order items FAQ:
*How are your products made?
We work with a print-on-demand drop shipper. They have locations worldwide, so depending on where you are, your orders are printed and shipped from the facility that can do it most efficiently!

Custom Portrait FAQ:
* How do I arrange a commission?
Contact me via my Etsy store and tell me what you are looking for. If I am able to take your commission I will ask you to provide pictures of yourself, or the subject of the portrait if it is a gift, for reference. I will then create a listing for you, or you can use the standard pinup Fantasy or portrait options in store.

* What pictures are best and how many?
Most important are pictures that clearly show the detail of the subject's face. Getting the face right is vital for a good fantasy or pin-up portrait to come alive!.
I usually ask for at least two pictures, ideally from different angles.
I store the images on my studio computer for the duration of the work, then they are deleted. I do not keep or distribute your images nor use them as reference for my other artworks.

* How much is a pinup portrait? and when is payment required?
The standard cost of a pin-up portrait varies by size and background detail. Standard is a hand drawn and digitally edited, hand finished custom pinup, against a white or plain coloured background (similar to the style of Vargas).
The cost of a pinup with with large props (table/chair/motorcycle..) will be priced on a case by case basis.
Payment is required upfront for all custom work.
* What will I receive?
You receive the artwork printed, signed and hand finished on high quality presentation paper in one of three size options (max size 13" x 19"). This piece is ready to frame and does not come with a digital file.
Quality professional printing, on many materials and in almost any size, is available as an add-on for an additional cost.

*How involved must I be in the process?
You can be as involved as you want to be. You can leave the design up to me, or you can give detailed requests. Either way I will keep you up to date with your portrait's progress and give you the option to change or approve the design at every stage.
If you have chosen to be kept involved in the process (default), you will be sent concept sketches and progress pics for approval. If you do not respond to these messages it will delay the completion of your portrait. So do keep an eye on the convo thread.

*May I get the pinup art as a tattoo?
Yes feel free to! I would love to see it though so do send me a picture if you do!

* May I make copies of my portrait?
If it is for private personal use yes you may, your portrait is yours. However if you want to use the artwork for public/branding purposes you will require a custom listing so contact me in advance.
I do not currently accept requests for commercial work.