Michèle Porcaro on Feb 23, 2016
Merci infiniment, ma fille est ravie Michèle
azrielrish on Feb 17, 2016
These were super fluffy, super easily adjustable, they took a bit long to send but the shop owner was quick to get back with me and I'm overall very satisfied.
Amy on Feb 15, 2016
They're huge and so adorable <3
Daily Magic and Whimsy
Everyone has that favorite item, that item that when you put it on transforms you; makes you feel magical, mysterious, flirty, exciting, rebellious, or whatever you are secretly dying to be. Gimme Paws is my way to create items that can bring that daily magic and whimsy into my customers lives.
Fascinated and enthralled with creating whimsical and unique designs, Gimme Paws was born out of creative frustration and career impatience. I have always had a dream of owning, operating and designing for my own business. Being involved in every step of the process, succeeding on my own, and feeling pride in the happiness of my customers. I always thought it was a dream that I would have to keep on the back burner till years down the road. But my need to be free to design pieces that inspire me and create with my hands was too strong to ignore, so on New Years Eve, as 2011 became 2012, I made the decision to make that dream come true not matter how scary it felt and so GimmePaws was born!
I adore fanciful accessories, pieces that can transform a pedestrian outfit into a dramatic statement ensemble. I am inspired by Isabella Blow, Jim Henson, Alexander McQueen, Edward Gorey, musicals of the 40s and 50s, and anyone who has the courage to stand out in a crowd. I like to explore the transformative nature of clothing and am inspired by subcultures that develop specific visual statements. I am beginning my Gimme Paws journey by focusing on animal inspired accessories. These pieces were born from the cosplay, furry, burning man, and dance communities. Fun and furry pieces that can be incorporated into a costume or worn out on the town, as well as, being appreciated by all ages.
Each piece is hand crafted by me at my home studio in sunny Los Angeles. Only quality materials are used; super plush faux furs, soft anti-pill fleece, cuddly poly-fil and any unique materials needed to complete a custom design. Using my knowledge of sewing, costume construction, jewelry making, millinery, puppetry and more I give each piece the love and attention they deserve.
I have so many ideas and creations for the future of Gimme Paws, I can't wait to share. I am planning to expand to include jewelry (my first love), handbags, millinery, prints and original artwork! SO STAY TUNED <3
Owner, Maker, Designer
I'm a designer and creator. A graduate from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in Costume Design. I've lived and worked in Pittsburgh, Edinburgh, London and now LA. My interests include MGM musicals, Edward Gorey, rhinestones and run on sentences!
As the owner and creator of Gimme Paws I strive to bring you quality, handmade costume, cosplay, furry and fantasy items! I love nothing more than to bring a smile or even a chuckle to everyone who wears my pieces. I have lots of costume and craft construction experience and can usually make whatever you came up with so send your custom ideas my way!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Depending on the situation I have accepted payment in installments, however please discuss this with me before you place your order.
Holiday Shipping Dates for Domestic Mail for December 25th
First-Class Mail® Service Dec. 20
Priority Mail® Service Dec. 21
Express Mail® Service* Dec. 22
Parcel Post® Service Dec. 14
Orders can take up to 2-3 weeks to ship. All shipping is done through USPS with first class shipping. Please know that it will take 5-7 days to ship (in the US) 7-10 days (internationally), but I will do more expedient shipping for those who need it for at an additional cost.
Please contact me before placing your order if you have a specific date you need you creations by, if not I cannot guarantee your order will be finished before the standard 2-3 weeks.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to love your piece just as much as I loved making it!!
Additional policies and FAQs
I love custom orders! I have a lot of experience in costume and craft construction, so send me a message and lets get started on your custom design!