bluemoonkatherine

Fancy Utility Accessories and Light Up Fashions

Vallejo, California On Etsy since 2007

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bluemoonkatherine

Fancy Utility Accessories and Light Up Fashions

Vallejo, California | 2,957 Sales

Announcement    Blue Moon Designs features the work of Katherine the Great. I specialize in fashionable utility accessories and light-up wearables with a Burning Man, Renaissance faire, and steampunk flair, and a body-positive sensibility.

Please note that I often have more goodies on hand than what is listed here, so feel free to send me a message to inquire what's in inventory that hasn't been listed yet!
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Interested in requesting a custom order for a belt, holster hoodie, or bustle? Please convo me with the details of your request, including any fabric or color preferences, or examples of things you've seen in my shop or on my website that you would like to order. You should know that the usual turnaround time for custom orders when my custom queue is open is approximately 8 - 12 weeks.

Occasionally my custom queue will be closed, and I will not be able to accept a custom request until the queue opens again. I will let you know specifically when your order should be ready when I reply -- the finish time depends on where I am in my production cycle when you place your order.
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My upcoming in-person events for Summer 2020 (I hope - time and public health will tell!)

Valhalla Renaissance Faire
https://www.valhallafaire.com/
Camp Richardson - South Lake Tahoe, CA
June 6-7, 2020

San Jose Renaissance Faire and Fantasy Fest
https://www.sanjosefaire.com/
Discovery Meadow Park - San Jose, CA
August 3-4, 2020

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 17, 2020

Blue Moon Designs features the work of Katherine the Great. I specialize in fashionable utility accessories and light-up wearables with a Burning Man, Renaissance faire, and steampunk flair, and a body-positive sensibility.

Please note that I often have more goodies on hand than what is listed here, so feel free to send me a message to inquire what's in inventory that hasn't been listed yet!
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Interested in requesting a custom order for a belt, holster hoodie, or bustle? Please convo me with the details of your request, including any fabric or color preferences, or examples of things you've seen in my shop or on my website that you would like to order. You should know that the usual turnaround time for custom orders when my custom queue is open is approximately 8 - 12 weeks.

Occasionally my custom queue will be closed, and I will not be able to accept a custom request until the queue opens again. I will let you know specifically when your order should be ready when I reply -- the finish time depends on where I am in my production cycle when you place your order.
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My upcoming in-person events for Summer 2020 (I hope - time and public health will tell!)

Valhalla Renaissance Faire
https://www.valhallafaire.com/
Camp Richardson - South Lake Tahoe, CA
June 6-7, 2020

San Jose Renaissance Faire and Fantasy Fest
https://www.sanjosefaire.com/
Discovery Meadow Park - San Jose, CA
August 3-4, 2020

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About bluemoonkatherine

Sales 2,957
On Etsy since 2007

Fashionable Utility Accessories

Katherine the Great began designing costumes while still in high school, inspired by the lack of interesting clothing in her sizable size. She has brought that same commitment to beautiful clothes that feel fabulous to her unique accessory business Blue Moon Designs. Through her hand- and home-made business, she has been providing beautiful yet practical pocket belts, holsters, and other accessories to the world (ok, the West Coast) since 2002. Other hats in her wardrobe include academic librarian, Black Rock Ranger, maker of cocktail robots, and more recently, mother of Sebastian Apollo.

Shop members

  • Katherine the Great

    Owner

    Katherine Becvar has been designing costumes since she was in high school. Her business has grown from her firm belief that every body deserves a perfect fit, no matter what shape or size.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 9, 2019
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Please make sure that you check your measurements before ordering. My sizes are unconventionally generous, so it's better to order a size smaller than you think you are. When in doubt, double check and/or convo me. I want your purchases to fit without the need for alterations!

I stand by the quality of my work, so if an item fails to meet your expectations in terms of construction or durability, please let me know so I can make it right. I am happy to take care of reasonable repairs (re-stitching, repairing grommets and snaps, etc.) for up to two years from the date of purchase.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 30 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 45 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)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Returns: If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please note that I will accept returns within 30 days of you receiving the item for a full refund. Returned items must be in brand-new condition -- I will not accept items that have been worn. Please notify me of your desire to return your purchase, and I will send you the mailing address and relevant info.

Exchanges: If you wish to exchange an item for something in a different size, I will accept exchanges within 30 days of you receiving the item. Please notify me of your desire to exchange your purchase, and I will send you the mailing address and relevant info. Be advised that I will only exchange the returned item for an item that is currently in stock -- I cannot exchange an item purchased from stock for a custom or made-to-order item. In other words, if you are exchanging a prior purchase, you have to choose from the items currently in my shop for the item you wish to exchange it for -- you cannot ask for an exchange for a made-to-order or custom request.

In the case of either a return or an exchange, the buyer is responsible for the cost of return shipping, and I insist that buyers get delivery confirmation and/or tracking on returned items -- I cannot be held responsible if the post office loses an item on its way back to me.

Unfortunately I cannot offer exchanges or returns on items purchased on sale or clearance.
Payment
I accept payments via Paypal or via credit cards using Etsy direct checkout. I require that custom items be paid for in full before I will begin work on them.
Shipping
Shipping Carrier: I ship via USPS First Class or USPS Priority Mail for domestic orders, and USPS Priority Mail for international orders. I am based in Vallejo, California, USA. I provide tracking numbers whenever possible, because I want to make sure you get your items! Express shipping is available using the "Express shipping upgrade" option which appears during checkout. Insurance is also available upon request prior to ordering.

In-person Pickup: I am happy to arrange for in-person pickup of purchased items from my studio if you live in or near Vallejo -- just send me a convo before or after purchase, and I will refund your shipping amount after you have picked up your item.

Shipping times: Unless otherwise noted, all items in my shop are already made and ready to ship immediately. I am almost always able to ship within one or two days of a customer's ordering it -- in cases where shipment has to be delayed, I will be sure to let you know.

Forwarding / Undeliverable Packages: Please make sure your address is updated and correct before completing the checkout process! I will not be held responsible for delays or extra shipping charges incurred due packages that the USPS considers undeliverable because you have moved and not updated your shipping address with Etsy.

Duties: For my international customers, please note that you may have to pay additional duties once your item reaches your country. These duties are the responsibility of the buyer, so please make sure that you inform yourself about your country's laws about duties on international purchases before buying. I will not falsify customs documents, label your purchase as a gift, or declare a lower item value on customs forms -- any of these actions are fraudulent and are against the law, so please do not ask me to do so.

Tracking for International Orders: Please be aware that the listed shipping price for Pocket Belts, Light-up Clips, and Light-up Pins does *NOT* include a tracking number. However, tracking numbers ARE included for Pocket Belt & Bustles, as well as for any combined orders (ie. orders of more than one item). Please let me know if you would like to request a tracking number for your order, and I can adjust the shipping price accordingly.
Additional policies and FAQs
Still not sure what size to buy? Use this guide for an approximate sense of how my sizes correspond to conventional US womens' sizes:

Extra Extra Small - womens' size 2-6
Extra Small - womens' size 6-10
Small - womens' size 12-16
Medium - womens' size 16-20
Large - womens' size 20-22
Extra Large - womens' size 22-26

Please note that custom orders and orders by special request usually take 6-8 weeks to complete. However, nearly all of the items listed in my shop are ready to ship immediately. If you would like to place a custom order, please convo me to get the process going. Also bear in mind that I am unable to begin working on custom orders until they have been paid in full. You can also visit my website gallery to get a sense of all the possibilities that I am able to incorporate into your order.

Please note that I reserve all creative rights to my designs, item descriptions, and techniques. I acknowledge that the artistic community thrives on inspiration, but there is a distinction between 'being inspired' and 'ripping someone off.' Please refrain from unethical duplication and plagiarism of designs and descriptions. The greater community of artists benefits immensely from mutual respect for the designs and ideas of our colleagues.
(Thanks to Wilamina Wormwood of House of Wormwood for inspiring this statement)