CustomCatastrophes

Catastrophic Fashion Hand Crafted by Ariel of Icon For Hire

Nashville, Tennessee · 1663 Sales

CustomCatastrophes

Catastrophic Fashion Hand Crafted by Ariel of Icon For Hire

Nashville, Tennessee 1663 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(327)

CustomCatastrophes is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner ANNOUNCEMENT: Something big is coming. In the meantime, I will be away from my Etsy shop and unable to respond to messages. Stay tuned, loves. <3, REL

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 8, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT: Something big is coming. In the meantime, I will be away from my Etsy shop and unable to respond to messages. Stay tuned, loves. <3, REL

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(327)
hilaryrobinbuckley

hilaryrobinbuckley on Feb 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The item is amazing. It fits pretty well considering it is one of a kind. It is fragile and you can tell by the fabric. I love this item so much and wear it all the time. (Also, shipping was waay ahead of schedule --thanks Ariel!-- and it was delivered with fun, Icon for Hire ephemera.)

David Wan

David Wan on Jan 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Anyone would love a lyric sheet written personally from their favorite band! :)

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About

I started sewing because I wanted to look like a badass rock 'n roller....

...And at age 12 had no money to achieve that. So I ripped the curtains off my wall and made a really awesome skirt, which was actually hideous, but I was blissfully unaware (a trick I still employ from time to time). I got hooked sewing on my deceased grandmother's sewing machine and started rummaging through my closet for anything I could cut up and turn into wearable art.
It wasn't long before I got addicted to that feeling you get when you are wearing something that makes you feel creative, powerful, like yourself, and it got to where I was making everything I wore. My specialty was cutting up band shirts and turning them into corset/skirts/dresses and wearing them to concerts and making everyone else jealous;)
When I was 18 I started playing shows of my own, with my amazing bandmates in Icon For Hire. To my surprise, people seem as intrigued by the outfits as they were by the music. Fans started asking me to make them things.
I started Custom Catastrophes in 2011 as a way to share my take on style with our listeners, yes, but I had an ulterior motive: I was hoping to inspire people to make their own clothes, to make their own rules. I thought if our audience could see my messy, chaotic designs, they'd realize that sewing is way more HEART than SKILL, and maybe not be so scared to try it for themselves.

So that's what this is all about. I'm here to inspire you express yourself.
Have a look around and if you see something you life, you can purchase it knowing you're gonna get a one-of-a-kind, hand crafted item, with all my love sewn right in.

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Shop members

  • Ariel

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on April 25, 2016

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Shipping
Note for international buyers: We mark "merchandise" on our customs forms. (The UK often charges a 12 Euro VAT fee for all UK customers. We are not responsible for these unfortunate extra charges, but still bummed they exist!)
Refunds and Exchanges
We hope you fall in love with your Custom Catastrophe(s) and a long-term relationship forms, but if your item is damaged in the mail, just send it back and we will fix it for you on our dime. If your item doesn't fit as expected, send us a message and we will do our best to make you feel happy and beautiful:)
Additional policies and FAQs
We are not accepting any custom orders at this time.