The Costume Wrangler's Closet and Geek Chic Boutique

Kansas City, Kansas · 209 Sales


The Costume Wrangler's Closet and Geek Chic Boutique

Kansas City, Kansas 209 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   The Costume Wrangler's Closet is changing names and moving! Check out my new shop at Thanks!


Last updated on May 16, 2018

The Costume Wrangler's Closet is changing names and moving! Check out my new shop at Thanks!

Elinor Parker

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Who is The Costume Wrangler?

I'm a coffee powered robot with a diverse background in art, design, textiles, costume design, and costume construction (among a lot of other stuff). I taught in a theatre department at the college level for nearly 10 years after graduating with an MFA in Scenography (a degree that combines costume, lighting, and set design).

Though I loved teaching, I needed a break from the craziness of higher education. But I also needed a creative outlet that put my diverse background to good use. I decided to go freelance, and instead of wrangling costumes for academia, I started wrangling costumes--and a whole lot more--for people like you. Hence, The Costume Wrangler's Closet was created.

It's my goal to provide the finest in custom corsetry, underpinnings, and custom cosplay pieces for everybody (and every body!). I've always believed that awesomeness comes in all sizes, so my custom clothing does too.

A lot of my shop creations feature my own fabric designs that I have printed on a variety of textiles using the company Spoonflower. They're an American, web-based company out of North Carolina that offers an online marketplace with the largest collection of independent fabric designers in the world. They use eco-friendly printing processes and even offer some certified organic fabrics. One of their newest textiles features 20% recycled content (it's their eco-canvas, and it's one of my favorites). For more info about Spoonflower, I encourage you to check out their About Us page at And, if you'd like to see some of my original fabric designs, please head on over to my Spoonflower shop: If you're interested in having me custom design fabric for you, please message me! I'd love to put my art and design background to use for you.

Thanks for stopping by The Costume Wrangler's Closet

Shop members

  • Elinor Parker


Production partners

  • Printful

    Chatsworth, CA

    Printful is a print-on-demand company that takes my original designs and prints them on items like t-shirts, mugs, and tote bags.

  • Printify

    Denver, CO

    Printify is an online print-on-demand supplier that connects designers with printers across the globe.

  • Spoonflower

    Durham, NC

    Spoonflower makes it possible for individuals to design, print and sell their own fabric, wallpaper, decals and gift wrap. It was founded in May 2008, and their marketplace offers the largest collection of independent fabric designers in the world.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 29, 2017
Welcome to The Costume Wrangler's Closet! I'm a coffee powered robot with a love of all things geek and empowering. I'm putting my design super powers to work for you and creating unique, fun, quirky designs you can get printed on demand on cool items like t-shirts and tote bags.

If you've got an idea for a new design, let me know. I'm always on the hunt for more fun ideas. And, if you're interested in customizing a design (or getting your very own custom design done), just message me. I'd love to put my design super powers to work for you.

Thanks for stopping by The Costume Wrangler's Closet!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
I welcome your feedback and am serious about using it to improve my products.

There are no refunds or exchanges on custom orders. Please message me if you have a problem with your custom order, and I'll do what I can to find a solution.

If you purchase one of the print-on-demand pieces (like a t-shirt or tote bag), the item may be returned for a refund, minus any shipping charges (to and from) within 30 days of purchase date. The item must be in excellent condition, with no signs of wear, when returned, or a refund will not be possible. Items returned after 30 days may incur a restocking fee. I do not do exchanges; instead, you may place a new order.

In the case of a return, please reuse the shipping envelope that I sent you if you still have it and include the invoice. Please message me for a return address.
PAYMENT: I accept payment by Paypal or by credit card.

Use this tutorial to help you through the checkout process:
WITHIN THE US: All items are shipped USPS Priority Flat Rate and include tracking and delivery confirmation (2-5 days shipping time).

INTERNATIONAL: At this time, I am not shipping outside the US. It's a bummer, I know. I'm sorry EU folks! Dealing with VAT has proven to be too cost prohibitive for my tiny home based business. Feel free to contact me with questions.

LOSS/DAMAGE: The Costume Wrangler's Closet is not responsible for any items lost or damaged in shipment.

WHEN? It will depend on the item ordered. Most custom printed items ship within 5 - 7 days, and will probably take an addition 1 - 3 days to arrive on your doorstep. That's an estimate, and it's subject to change (especially if there's bad weather or other disruptions to shipping companies like UPS). Message me if you've got questions!

ADDRESS: I will ship to the address you provide to Etsy in your order.

Please contact me if you have any special shipping requests!
Additional policies and FAQs
Print on demand pieces, like the t-shirts and tote bags, have care instructions written on tags inside the garment or bag. If you're still unsure how to care for your item, my philosophy is to always wash cold, dry low, and use a detergent without a lot of dyes or perfumes. Hot water, high heat, and strong detergents can damage fabric over time. Message me if you've got any questions!

Additional Policies and FAQs

GIFT MESSAGES: If you are mailing directly to a gift recipient, I am happy to include a free gift card. Just mention it in the "Notes to The Costume Wrangler's Closet" when you check out (along with your gift message).

CUSTOM ORDERS: Please message me for custom orders. Once you place a custom order and your payment is received, it can take up to 4 - 6 weeks to complete this order before it is shipped.

NEWSLETTER: I occasionally harass people via e-mail. If you'd like me to clutter up your inbox, sign up for my newsletter at There's a big Sign Up! button right there on the home page.

Not interested in the newsletter, but you'd like to keep up to date on the blog? You can also sign up to be notified any time I have a new post up on the blog.



WEBSITE: I post all kinds of fun stuff on my blog, so be sure to check it out for behind-the-scenes looks, events, tutorials, new products, and anything else I get a wild hair about and decide to post!

QUESTIONS: If you have other questions, they may be answered on my website ( or you may contact me with an Etsy "conversation".

All items in The Costume Wrangler's Closet are designed by me, Elinor Parker. Thank you for supporting my business! Shopping small businesses like mine support individual workers, families, and local communities, and I really appreciate that. Thank you!!!