Announcement We are working to clearance our ENTIRE inventory! Use coupon code FIVEOFF to get $5 off of your order. Valid through February 28, 2017!
We are working to clearance our ENTIRE inventory! Use coupon code FIVEOFF to get $5 off of your order. Valid through February 28, 2017!
Maria Meiners on Mar 11, 2017
Always so happy with their products! Soft, fluffy tails and I received it quickly too!
tarkrat on Dec 24, 2016
They are great. Even helped with my very large calf measurements
Creating fun, unique accessories for the animal in all of us!
I actually got into all of this as a bit of an accident.
Throughout middle and high school, I was always involved with drama teams of some sort, and loved helping provide costumes, props, and makeup for performers, as well as acting in skits and plays. Despite being terribly shy, this was one area where I felt I could excel, and so I focused on costume design. As personal web sites became more common in the late 90's, I made my own web page to showcase some of the concept artwork and costumes I had come up with. Throughout the years, I added things here and there, but never really kept up with it.
In 2009, I left my job at a finance company to pursue other interests. That same summer, I was contacted by Cookie magazine - their editor had seen my personal web page, and wanted to use a faux fur wolf tail I'd featured there as part of her photo shoot for an easy, DIY kids' costume from the movie, "Where the Wild Things Are," due for release that fall.
Shortly after the magazine issue came out, I started receiving e-mails from people interested in purchasing little fake wolf tails. It was then that I decided to open an Etsy storefront, in order to help accept and track orders without having to use e-mail correspondence for each one. I'm so glad I did! The response was overwhelming, and my first Halloween season as a business owner started with a bang.
It didn't stop there, though. My husband, who makes jewelry for a hobby, had signed up for a booth at a local anime and gaming convention that October. The people that purchased the booth next to ours never showed up to claim their table, and since the convention was relatively new, the dealer coordinator told us that we could fill in the space if we had anything more to put out for sale, to avoid an empty table left in that corner of the room. I had a surplus of wolf tails at the time, above and beyond what had been commissioned from Etsy buyers, so I brought some with me to put out for sale the next day. I was shocked to find out that, not only did parents want these accessories for their kids' Halloween costumes, but convention attendees wanted them for their outfits, as well. It was then that I realized that this could be a full time job, not just a seasonal gig.
The next year, I spent my time coordinating which conventions to attend and sell my products at. I tried a few close to home, and a few further out, and overall, the response was the same: People wanted cute fuzzy accessories, and it didn't matter if the convention fell during the heat of summer or the chill of winter. I expanded my product line to include fox tails of every color I could get my hands on, coordinating ears, cat tails for those that wanted something a little slinkier, and recently, leg warmers, hooded scarves, and wrist cuffs to round out the outfit. As I grew my product line, my business continued to grow, and now I even work with a local costume boutique to provide quality hand-made faux fur accessories.
Through my business, I have traveled to cities throughout the southeast that I probably never would have considered visiting, met hundreds of fantastic people that share an enthusiasm for costuming and creativity, and built a product line that I am able to continue to work on from home, even after the arrival of our baby girl. I look forward to expanding further, offering more color choices and more quality accessories to people wanting to dress up just for the fun of it. It doesn't matter what demographic you happen fall under, we all have a wild side wanting to come out, and my accessories will help with that!
In 2014, I started making soap and bath accessories, and opened another shop here on Etsy, called Scrub Oak Soaps, which can be found in the links below.
Owner, Maker, Designer
I live in Florida with my husband, my pets, and our daughter, with another baby on the way! I love being outdoors, spending time in nature, whether in the woods or at the beach. If I'm not out walking, I'm cooped up in my office, sewing something!
Joe is my back-up man and overall support. He makes the occasional post office run for me, but mostly helps out with convention set-up and sales. Sometimes I rope him into stuffing tails for me or chopping belt loops.
Eevee loves to "help" set up at conventions, but is most efficient at breaking down displays, even before the event begins. She's our booth babe!
Below is a lot of important information regarding payment methods, shipping, and costume warranty and repair. Please take the time to read this information as they are considered to be my Terms of Service.
If at any times you have questions about items for sale, custom items you would like to have made, or general questions & comments, do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail or Etsy conversation.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
If you have selected any of the listings that are "made to order," this section is for you. You can tell if a listing is "made to order" by clicking the "Shipping & Policies" tab on the original listing. If the "Ships in..." time is longer than a few business days (generally 2-3 weeks) then it is made to order. Most of the listings that are made to order also have some kind of notation in the listing itself, on the product image, or in the listing title.
Since this Etsy shop is stocked with products that I personally make myself, and I also work around the schedule of my household (which includes a toddler, an infant, and preparing stock for conventions) I can very frequently take the full 2-3 weeks required to fill these orders.
If you have a deadline to meet, please contact me prior to placing your order to be sure it will be met. Refunds will NOT be issued if your deadline is missed because I was not made aware of a deadline and you placed an order for something that is not yet made. Deadlines MUST be discussed before ordering to be guaranteed.
If you decide you wish to cancel an order, please contact me to arrange for your cancellation and refund. In the event that a PayPal/credit card dispute is received as a means of canceling your order, or is received before the "ships in" time frame is over (this can be checked on your Etsy invoice) I reserve the right to to cancel your transaction, refund your payment, and blacklist you from any future transactions with my shop.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding any listings in my store, or if you'd like custom work to be done!
We accept all forms of payment, including PayPal, credit cards, checks and money order. If you are mailing your payment, payment must be received within 14 calendar days or the sale will be canceled. Please do not send cash.
All sales made within the state of Florida are subject to an additional 6% sales tax that is automatically added onto your purchase.
Please be sure that your address is correct - refunds are not offered for shipping delays due to incorrect addresses, including ZIP code! If you live in an apartment building, make certain you include your apartment or unit number so the package can be correctly delivered.
If you are shipping to an address where a third party handles your mail - a college address, a business/work address, etc. - please check with your mail room before contacting me about a delayed or lost package.
Refunds and Exchanges
We stand behind our work - if there are any _manufacturing__defects_, please contact me within 30 days to arrange for repair or replacement. We do not accept returns for any other reason.
Repairs will not be made to items that have been damaged due to negligence or attempts to modify the product.
Additional policies and FAQs
Depending on current work load, custom orders are welcomed, please e-mail or convo for more information.
Due to an overwhelming amount of orders and the busyness of day-to-day life as a work-at-home mom, I am no longer offering wholesale pricing.