Orillia, Canada

EtheraPeril is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I am not currently taking on any new orders.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 25, 2021

I am not currently taking on any new orders.

Annie Herod

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Annie Herod


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About EtheraPeril

Sales 119
On Etsy since 2010

Atelier Peril - I made it myself!

My fixation with sewing began when I was about 11 or 12. My best friend and I wanted to dress up as Xena and Gabrielle for Halloween. As the blonde kid, I was to be Gabrielle. My mom bought me a green turtleneck and sewed some velour to the front, and wrapped a big sheet of stretchy fabric around my waist for the skirt. While it was more than many moms would do, it was still the biggest Halloween disappointment since that Michelle Pfeiffer cat woman costume that looked like a garbage bag. I nearly died of envy when I saw my friend's meticulously handmade pleather Xena costume. She exuded coolness. It was like seeing Xena in the flesh, only about three feet shorter and with a chakram made of a margerine lid wrapped in duct-tape. Awesome!

Using remnants of that hideous green velour, I began my sewing odyssey by trying to hand-sew clothes for my barbie dolls, and that was as far as I got until the later years of high school, when someone finally showed me how to follow a sewing pattern and thread a machine!

After recreating many costumes with only photographs to go on, and working in fabric stores, I gained a wealth of knowledge about fabrics, notions and all sorts of products and techniques. I love making costumes based on films, video games and anime - historical patterns are another joy for me. Putting on those incredible clothes puts you in a whole new state of mind. The more challenging the design the more interesting I find the work. Right now I am in a Steampunk phase. I also love the Cyber-Goth aesthetic.

As an extension of my costuming hobby I got in to making jewellery about 3 years ago. I work with silver plated metals and glass beads, but occasionally gunmetal, brass, and copper tones sneak in.

Drawing is something I have been doing my entire life, and I look forward to uploading more examples of my work soon.

I'm a former student of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, interested in creating my own business that allows me to do the things I love every day and connect people with awesome handmade fashion.

Shop members

  • Annie

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Art school drop out with way too many hobbies. Frequently wakes up at 3 am with an insatiable need to sew or put rhinestones on things.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 5, 2012
I want every customer to be absolutely pleased when they receive something from me. Read on for my shop policies regarding shipping, returns, refunds, repairs, and custom orders.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Refunds on returned, unworn items only. Item must be packed well for shipping to reasonably avoid damage during its return trip in a similar manner to which it was sent to you. Please notify me before taking steps to return an item, and insure any package you are returning against loss or damage with your postal carrier. A full refund of your original invoice will be issued when the returned item is received by the seller.

Returns will only be accepted if you contact me within two weeks of receiving your purchase.

Any items you receive as damaged will be replaced or repaired if you render timely proof of damage during shipping (photos taken after you open the package) and return the item to the seller. I will pay to ship the item back to you after it has been repaired or replaced.

In rare cases where the original material is no longer available to make a repair, you will be offered the option of a change in the design, or a refund in full.
I accept paypal and check or money order payments.

All orders must be insured. This is included in the shipping cost on the listing.

Tracking is available for an added cost. Send a message before purchase for a personalized estimate.

Please ask before buying if you need special options such as a faster shipping method. I will do my best to accommodate your needs and adjust your shipping estimate accordingly.

Items sent to the US tend to arrive within 10 business days, although sometimes holiday post office closures will cause delays.

Customs fees and duties are the buyer`s responsibility. Please check out your country`s policies before making a purchase.

Handling time:

If you have paid via paypal, items usually ship within one business day.

Orders paid for with check or money order will not ship until the payment is cleared by the bank.

International shipping:

I will gladly ship internationally (except to Italy, due to restrictions on the import of fashion items.)

The lowest rate for International shipping outside of the US is the economy ground shipping option, and has been known to take up to 3 months to arrive. If you ask before buying, I can make you an estimate for the faster air mail method.

Rush shipping deadlines:

Expedited shipping to the US can usually be had within 4 days
Xpresspost international to the uk - 4 days, austrailia 7 days.
Be forewarned that these methods tend to be incredibly expensive. Please request your personalized shipping quote before buying. Delivery guarantees are made by the carrier and not by the seller - it is the buyer`s responsibility to notify the seller if the item has not arrived by the guaranteed date so the seller may follow up with the carrier in a timely fashion.

I retain all shipping receipts as proof the item was sent.
Additional policies and FAQs
In the case of made to order items, a handling time before shipping occurs will be specified in the listing. I try to keep this within two weeks of purchase whenever possible. Any exceptions will be noted in the item listing.

By purchasing that item you agree to its specified handling time, which does not include shipping time (how long it takes to get from my post office to your mail box)

Work will not start on made to order items until payment is rendered, and cleared by the bank.

Please provide me with correct measurements where requested at the time you make your order - if your item does not fit when it arrives, neither of us will be happy! Get a friend to help you measure, and measure twice to be sure.

If you are wearing a corset under the item you order from me, you should be wearing your corset at the time you take your measurements for the best fit.