The Harpy & The Hag

Dayton, Ohio

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HarpyandHag is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Catching up on orders and commissions over the next month or two - will be back open by mid-September!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Catching up on orders and commissions over the next month or two - will be back open by mid-September!

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About HarpyandHag

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On Etsy since 2012

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It started out as a hobby. The rest is history... (HA! Get our pun?!?)

A self-described geek, Aveline de Ceresbroch has long been interested in history and cultural studies - and majored in political science, history and Russian area studies. Combined with an avid interest in fantasy worlds, she began sewing costumes for friends and family who were too intimidated by the sewing machine to give it a try.

Nearly 20 years ago, Aveline took sewing on as a hobby and is entirely self-taught. In September 2012, a new LARP Chapter was opening up near her, so she offered to sew costumes for several friends and the demand became overwhelming. Everyone wanted to know if she could sew "this" or "that," so she put up a website of all of her patterns and then people from other LARPs started requesting that she open an Etsy shop to peddle her wares and facilitate long-distance sales.

Opened in November 2012, the current inventory of clothing available at The Harpy & The Hag on Etsy is primarily medieval and renaissance in inspiration, however, Aveline specializes in all kinds of historical costumes from early Viking to the Middle Ages to the US Revolutionary War to the 1920s and beyond.

In the 2017-2018 Season at the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, she served as costuming labor for the productions of Jekyll & Hyde, White Christmas, La Cage aux Folles, and Newsies. She was the Head Costume Designer and Wardrobe Stylist for the production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Aveline has also served as the Head Costume Designer and Wardrobe Stylist for Wright State University's Opera Program since 2019.

Shop members

  • Aveline de Ceresbroch

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    She started sewing at the age of 5 and has a wealth of knowledge about costume design and what actually works on the field for garb. She is a LARPer, SCAdian, Dagorhirrim, and a living historian (historic reenactor).

Production partners

  • Wound2Tight

    Fort Wayne, IN

    Matt at Wound2Tight and I designed these products with LARPers, cosplayers, rennies, and reenactors in mind. We use centuries-old techniques to weave these ropes.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
We are committed to a pleasant and smooth shopping experience and committed to your satisfaction - please let us know if there is anything that we can do to better facilitate this!

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: 21 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
Not satisfied with the item? Contact us immediately. We will either exchange your item for something else in stock or issue a refund, upon safe return of our goods. Frankly, though we know we take a risk with this policy, we want you to be thrilled with every product from us that you receive and if we missed the mark somehow, we ask that you give us the opportunity to make it right!
We accept PayPal, Etsy Gift Cards, Direct Checkout with Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. We can also accept VenMo, Facebook Pay, and Google Pay with proper arrangements.