Deconstructress

Custom Couture and Costumes

177 Sales

Deconstructress

Custom Couture and Costumes

177 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(40)
Shop owner

Steph

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Announcement   I specialize in custom costumes, bridal gowns and couture. My dresses are created from scratch or by piecing together sample and vintage wedding gowns. I use new and old materials. Many of my gowns are hand painted using a variety of techniques to create wearable art. My inspirations come from art, literature, film, music, nature and anything else that I can interpret into a piece of clothing.

I have a large studio where I also teach a variety of sewing classes for locals in Salt Lake City.

Come see my custom work on Instagram!
https://instagram.com/deconstructress_designs/

And follow me on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/Deconstructress

Places where my work has been featured:
Reddit Front Page
Huffington Post
Daily Mail UK
Good Morning America
ABC News
MSN Now
Playboy
Buzzfeed
Laughing Squid
Perez Hilton
Think Geek
Jezebel
Cheezburger
Dorkly
The Mary Sue
Geekologie
Geek Tyrant
Neatorama
Incredible Things
The Frisky
Pajiba
The Salt Lake Tribune
San Antonio Current

Announcement
Last updated on May 14, 2016

I specialize in custom costumes, bridal gowns and couture. My dresses are created from scratch or by piecing together sample and vintage wedding gowns. I use new and old materials. Many of my gowns are hand painted using a variety of techniques to create wearable art. My inspirations come from art, literature, film, music, nature and anything else that I can interpret into a piece of clothing.

I have a large studio where I also teach a variety of sewing classes for locals in Salt Lake City.

Come see my custom work on Instagram!
https://instagram.com/deconstructress_designs/

And follow me on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/Deconstructress

Places where my work has been featured:
Reddit Front Page
Huffington Post
Daily Mail UK
Good Morning America
ABC News
MSN Now
Playboy
Buzzfeed
Laughing Squid
Perez Hilton
Think Geek
Jezebel
Cheezburger
Dorkly
The Mary Sue
Geekologie
Geek Tyrant
Neatorama
Incredible Things
The Frisky
Pajiba
The Salt Lake Tribune
San Antonio Current

Steph

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Steph

Maleficent Christening Costume
US$950.00
Moulin Red Smoldering Temptress Satine Gown
US$699.00
Richard Avedon replica dress
US$700.00
Water Fairy Dress - Made to Order
US$399.00
Effie Purple Ruffle Dress
US$1,250.00
Ludo from Labyrinth Costume
US$1,500.00
Black Wing Shrug
US$330.00
Sleepy Hollow Dress for Girls - custom made
US$550.00
Black Swan Crown Costume Accessory
US$150.00
Labyrinth Family Costume
US$2,900.00
Beetlejuice family costume
US$2,900.00
Effie Costume The Reaping Suit
US$750.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(40)
AkisaAlisar

AkisaAlisar on Jul 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great product! Communication was great! I could discuss every single detail with Steph and got what I wanted! The best reference picture is the one in the playboy magazine, so in case you are not sure, just study the picture. Steph works very quickly and it looks very professional. You are going to spend your money on something very good and pretty! Go for it :)

jewelleyeung

jewelleyeung on Jan 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
Nicopotamus

Nicopotamus on Nov 10, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful work, so happy with my purchase. Steph is amazing and talented, can't wait to make another purchase in the future!

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About

How the deconstructing began...

I began Deconstructress Designs in 2005 when I decided to make my own Corpse Bride dress for a Halloween party. I had so much fun that I decided to make another one to sell. The next Halloween, I had created 35 different designs and they all sold out immediately, two of them to a ballet company. I've just kept growing from that point forward.

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 14, 2016
Thank you for your interest in Deconstructress Designs.

My passion for creating these garments is what keeps me going. I strive to satisfy every client by creating a unique and beautiful gown for each and every one.

I take on each project with the utmost sincerity and design every gown with every attention to detail.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept all forms of payments available through Etsy. Payment must be made within 24 hours of purchase or the sale will be cancelled. Taxes will apply if purchased within the state of Utah. Payment in full must be made before the work begins on your costume or gown.
Shipping
I generally ship Priority Mail,I will ship the dress anyway you choose, so make sure to tell me if you want me to ship it any other way.
Refunds and Exchanges
Because most of my dresses are custom made, returns are not usually accepted. However, if you receive the dress and feel it is nothing like what you wanted or have anything other than minor fit issues, please convo me and we can work something out to make both of us happy.
Additional policies and FAQs
COPYRIGHT
Please note, several of my items are created from patterns copyrighted by Deconstructress Designs. Purchase of these items for the purpose of pattern creation is solely prohibited and will be pursued within the limits of the law.

QUALITY GUARANTEE
I guarantee the workmanship to be of professional quality. Please note that due to the process in creating these garments, perfection is not possible. The dyeing process and very nature of the garments require raw edges, variations in color and other irregularities, all of which add to the unique style of my garments

FIT GUARANTEE
All garments will be created according to measurements provided by you. It is often necessary to have some minor alterations done by a tailor local to you once you receive your dress due to my inability to fit your dress in person.

COMMUNICATION
I agree to answer all questions in a timely and considerate manner. You agree to communicate any questions or concerns in a timely manner throughout the design and construction process. Communication is an important part of a couture garment ... plus I'm kinda fun to talk to.

DELIVERY OF COMPLETED GARMENT
Deconstructress Designs agrees to deliver your garment on or before the requested delivery date. If you do not specify a delivery date, please allow at least 8 weeks for delivery.

RUSH ORDER
A rush order can be made for an additional 25% of the total cost plus any extra shipping fees for express shipping. Due to my limited orders that I accept, rush orders are not always possible (usually from August to October.)

ORDERING INFO
Once I receive your payment, these Terms and Conditions will be in effect. The materials will be ordered for your gown immediately and all work will begin on your garment. I will remain in close communication with you throughout the design process.

GARMENT CARE
It is recommended that your item is only cleaned by a reputable dry cleaning facility. Each garment that has been painted is completely permanent and will not wash away or fade. However, certain garments that are painted in layers may lose detail if they are cleaned. I will notify you in these cases about proper care.

DISCLAIMER
I am not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur while wearing any garment manufactured by me. You are responsible for your own actions and agrees to hold Deconstructress Designs blameless.

By making a payment to Deconstructress Designs, you agree to the above terms and conditions.