Custom Polynesian Dance Costumes and batik clothing.

Ventura, California · 462 Sales


Custom Polynesian Dance Costumes and batik clothing.

Ventura, California 462 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   ALOHA! I am having a moving sale until January!! Many items are discounted including costume materials, shells, niau, sarongs, etc! I am moving to Bali and everything has to go!! xo, Rika


Last updated on Dec 2, 2016

ALOHA! I am having a moving sale until January!! Many items are discounted including costume materials, shells, niau, sarongs, etc! I am moving to Bali and everything has to go!! xo, Rika

Rika Traxler

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Rika Traxler


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Beautiful Tina wearing one of my designs in a photo shoot to run for Miss Heiva San Diego! Good luck Tina!!

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Natural tapa cloth complete costume


I am a artist with the passion for Polynesian dance culture and costumes!

I have a great passion for art, Polynesian dance and culture and found my passion grow in the costume making over the years. I knew by the age of 12, when I started learning Polynesian dance, that this is what I wanted to do for life. I ended up dancing with various groups and by my 20s traveled the world as a professional hula dancer on cruise ships and also danced for Tiki Village in Moorea, French Polynesia and most recently for Hura Tahiti Nui in the Heiva I Tahiti in July 2014. I learned the art and craft of Tahitian costume making from various teachers from Samoa, Hawaii, New Zealand, Cook Islands and Tahiti. I lived and worked as a dancer in Tahiti and that is where my craft began to really grow starting more than 10 years ago. I also used to be the director of a small dance company in California and had a lot of practice for over 10 years making costumes for my dancers. I was always a perfectionist when it came to costumes and always loved too see the costumes in action once the dancer would where them.
Since January 2015, I've consulted for Disney's film "MOANA" for costume and dance reference, as a part of the "Oceanic Story Trust". MOANA is the first Polynesian princess. I created costumes for the promotional live shows that has gone international and consulted on costume and dance history and reference for the film.
Many people told me that I should have my costumes on Etsy and now I am here and very happy and grateful to be a part of the Etsy team of artists! I am now creating costumes for dancers all over the world including Japan, Europe, America, Mexico, etc..It's a great feeling to know that my designs are being worn by people in other countries. I am a very hard worker, love what I do and love to be creative. I am always open to new ideas when clients ask. I love when I client says, "Can you just create something for me in these colors and I trust what you will make"! That is a trust that I really appreciate, because they know that whatever I make, is going to be beautiful. I love to make the world more beautiful. Thank you everyone for your support in my creative arts! Keep dancing and inspiring others!! Aloha, Rika


Shop members

  • Rika Traxler

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Iaorana! My name is Rika and I am the artist that creates all of the costumes. I specialize in costumes for Tahitian/Cook Island dancers. I have been making costumes since the age of 12 and have danced in Tahiti and around the world!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 29, 2013
'Iaorana! Maeva Tatou! Welcome! Thank you for visiting my shop. I dedicate my work and creativity for those who love to dance! I want to enhance the dancers by adorning them with my custom made Polynesian costumes! Let's make this world more beautiful! I love to create beautiful things and would love to create something special just for you!

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You can pay with credit card or PayPal right on the site for your convenience! There are no refunds. Once a costume is made according to detailed specifics from the client with clear and concise communication, fees will be added if any changes or alterations are made upon the request by the client and agreed by the artist. There are no added fees when a commission is requested, as long as there are no changes to a costume listing. If a client wants to add more materials, they will have to pay for the cost difference according to the time and material cost. and any other charges associated to their request and changes. Sales tax is added to each item in California and the client is responsible for shipping and handling fees also. A costume job will be finished according to how many costumes need to be made, detail, time to aquire any materials either by the time it takes to drive or ordered online. Costume commissions can take anywhere from 2 week-6 weeks to finish depending on volume, intricacy and how many other orders I have at the time, so it's good to inbox me for an estimate, especially if you need a costume by a certain date. I will specifically communicate with the client about the time budget and will do my best to finish a job by or before promised.
Shipping is USPS Priority ground or Express mail with tracking and insurance, but let me know if you want it faster and the price will vary. Weight and dimensions are also should be put into consideration. After costume is made, delivery will take 3-10 days depending on where you are. If you need 2-3 days, request Express but charges may apply. I usually use Priority and that takes a few days in the US and up to 10 days international.
Refunds and Exchanges
There are no refunds. Request insurance on your package when delivered to make sure you are covered for any lost or damaged items while being shipped. Tracking will always be added. Island Mana is not responsible for lost or damaged packages, so it is the responsibility of the consumer to ask for insurance on the package.
Additional policies and FAQs
I always guarantee high quality work! If any costume parts fall off within 1 month of receiving the items, ship back to me and I will fix it for you at no charge! You just pay for shipping and I will fix the costume. You can also visit my regular website at Thank you for visiting my shop and I hope you come back again!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!