Aludiana

The Armory

Irvine, California

Announcement    REOPENED FOR THE SUMMER! More retired cosplays are coming very soon! :) As always, you can contact me to make an offer on any items, especially if you're interested in multiple designs so I can make sure you're not overcharged for the combined shipping. If the Etsy shipping estimate ends up being higher than the final shipping fees, I refund that amount minus any packing materials to you on all orders.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 29, 2020

REOPENED FOR THE SUMMER! More retired cosplays are coming very soon! :) As always, you can contact me to make an offer on any items, especially if you're interested in multiple designs so I can make sure you're not overcharged for the combined shipping. If the Etsy shipping estimate ends up being higher than the final shipping fees, I refund that amount minus any packing materials to you on all orders.

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Cynthia Hall

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Cynthia Hall

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About Aludiana

Sales 5
On Etsy since 2017

Creating cosplay and magical goods since 1999!

I'm an old school cosplay nerd. I just want to make really cool things and share them with the world. It is my dream to create the most beautiful and striking designs possible and visit conventions to meet new friends. :3

I am not currently accepting commissions for individuals, but you may reach out to me about partnerships or sponsored opportunities! I am taking time to focus on personal creative work and would love to shift gears to participate in something exciting.

I stream over on twitch.tv/aludiana to show the creation of my costumes and love for the games I'm currently playing. Shop sales go right back into my hobbies, helping me buy the tools and materials to create beautiful things. I have a lot more to add here, so keep an eye out for updates!

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Last updated on Nov 19, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Why don't you accept returns?

All cosplay goods are sold as is and fully functional before they leave my shop. The listings will mention any defects. Handmade and used items will have some imperfections by nature. There is also a niche culture of buyer's remorse with regards to cosplay items. Although I have never personally experienced this, I have to take steps to prevent individuals from trying to return goods that they have broken or worn once for an event and seek to return for a full refund. For these reasons and more, I do not accept returns.

Do you sell prints?

I do! I sell these as print events, announcing the sale and fulfillment dates on social media. I keep sales open for a week and send them out the following week.

Why is this so heckin' expensive?

There is a lot of time and material involved in the production of my goods. When I list a full costume for sale, it is done knowing that there will never be a second one in the world. I do not accept commissions to make copies of my personal designs. You are buying a one-of-a-kind costume and any notoriety affiliated with it. They can potentially win contests, if entered.

Less expensive costumes were simply easier to make with fewer pieces and lower cost materials. Some are older or damaged, priced and described accordingly. Cloth costumes tend to be priced on the lower end because they take less time to create.

I source the best materials for added value to my excellent craftsmanship. These pieces, if cared for, can last forever.

Can you make something for me?

Absolutely!! I am available for customized orders of certain items here as noted.

I SOMETIMES accept commissions for wigs, costume pieces, full costumes, and certain props. Due to shop space and other projects in the works, I may be unable to accept a commission request if you have immediate need for its completion. If your deadline is flexible and at least few months away, that's usually ample time for me to make something big. Smaller items need a lot less lead time.

Please note that my rates are for professional-level craftsmanship, even if you request inexpensive materials. I offer tiered rates and can make adjustments for almost any budget, like making base items and letting you do the paint work, or foam armor instead of leather.

How do you handle customs?

In order to help avoid obscene customs fees, I will mark the order as a gift for anyone outside of the US and give its value as much less than the purchase price. If you would prefer I NOT do this and instead insure the package for the sale amount, you MUST note this as a comment in your order. You will be responsible for any customs fees related to your order.

I am not responsible for any items held up in or refused by customs. Please purchase carefully and allow enough time for your order to go through customs if you're ordering for a particular event.