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Hung on as long as I could here on Etsy. It’s no longer even a shadow of its beginning and you should not be paying a greedy corporation a huge overhead to what was once a community of true, individual artisans. Rip what Etsy once was. I’m out!
Julia on Nov 2, 20201 out of 5 stars
I specifically said I needed this by a certain date and it showed up 3 days late, after my event. I am asking for a refund and have returned the item to the seller. I will also be disputing with my credit card.
Steph responded on Nov 2, 2020
A costume was custom made to her measurements and shipped as promised. Unfortunately, I cannot control shipping once an item is out of my hands. Please be sure to order ahead of time and allow plenty of time for shipping when you have ordered an item for an event.
Rachelle on Nov 1, 20205 out of 5 stars
I got this as a gift. It was delivered on Halloween to my boyfriend. We met on Halloween 20 years ago, so I got him this costume he kept taking about. He was surprised, when to get BOOed at work. He is sure I was the one responsible for him BOO. He can't prove it. He is very happy with his costume.
tommar1970 on Sep 5, 20205 out of 5 stars
Thank you so much came a week before our party..
Alana on Sep 2, 20205 out of 5 stars
This is the most AMAZING Oogie Boogie costume!! Thank you!!
Elizabeth Starr on Feb 14, 20195 out of 5 stars
This woman is amazing. From the beginning she was prompt and courteous. She’s been accommodating and truly listened to my needs as I wanted a custom gown. I received it today and it is just beautiful. It’s elegant, well made and she did everything I asked her for and more. I even got the dress a few days early! Thank you so much, I highly recommend!
sarahmariepower on Jan 4, 20195 out of 5 stars
Amazing art work and construction. Loved working with Steph. Ludo is magic...full of talent this artist is!!
Billie on Dec 28, 20181 out of 5 stars
Most of the seams were not back stitched and were pulling apart. The edges were not finished and most of it was frayed. Buttons and beads fell off the first time I tried it on. The top was very uneven, and with the lack of material my seamstress could not fit it correctly. Paid for it in April, didn't receive it until September. With only 3 weeks until my wedding I had no choice but to wear it. The owner of this shop cancelled this order due to her having" jetlag " and misunderstanding my email, 3 weeks before my wedding. After some conversation she let me reorder. I was stressed because time was ticking. She had my order for 7 months, I feel the dress was thrown together at the last minute. Contact me for pictures. For $800 I would have expected the buttons not to fall off, seams to not come apart, nor the fraying.
Steph responded on Jan 25, 2019
Dress ordered w/measurements off by 10”. I requested any correction. Sent new msrments 3 wks later. Finish was Oct. (no specific date) so I altered dress. 1st pics of dress sent early Aug. She wanted more color. Apologized and gave full refund. I was traveling end/Aug to early/Sept. Responded that she wanted dress and loved my work. Replied I would finish when home, thanked me, and reordered. Final pics 9/18 (“It is perfect! I love it! I can't wait for it to get here. Thank you very much for adding the extra dye. I'm going to be the best looking bride ever!“) Clarified delivery address 3x. Arr’vd 9/21 Sent FREE veil as thank you 10/7. 1st negative review in 13 years here with no warning. Offered her a refund or reimbursement with any proof. Never responded.
gbash on Dec 18, 20175 out of 5 stars
It is really large. I wish it was tailored a bit more to fit. Looks just like the pic.
Christal on Dec 13, 20175 out of 5 stars
Love this dress so much! It was everything I asked for. I highly recommend this seller, she is very responsive and will do whatever she can to make your costume/dress perfect.
lauraoneillbower on Nov 2, 20175 out of 5 stars
Beautiful! Amazing craftsmanship! A little hard to put on, but stays in place so well.
How the deconstructing began...
I began Deconstructress Designs in 2005 when I decided to make my own Corpse Bride dress for a Halloween party. I had so much fun that I decided to make another one to sell. The next Halloween, I had created 35 different designs and they all sold out immediately, two of them to a ballet company. I've just kept growing from that point forward.
Owner, Designer, Maker
My passion for creating these garments is what keeps me going. I strive to satisfy every client by creating a unique and beautiful gown for each and every one.
I take on each project with the utmost sincerity and design every gown with every attention to detail.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
If your garment is for a specific event, PLEASE be sure to specify the date and time of the event, as well as the date that you wish to receive the dress.
I can only guarantee a ship date and carrier. I am not responsible for lost or delayed shipments. You are more than welcome to ask for a specific shipping carrier and insurance. I will charge exact shipping if you wish to use FedEx, UPS, or any other upgrade to shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note, several of my items are created from patterns copyrighted by Deconstructress Designs. Purchase of these items for the purpose of pattern creation is solely prohibited and will be pursued within the limits of the law.
I guarantee the workmanship to be of professional quality. Please note that due to the process in creating these garments, perfection is not possible. The dyeing process and very nature of the garments require raw edges, variations in color and other irregularities, all of which add to the unique style of my garments
All garments will be created according to measurements provided by you. It is often necessary to have some minor alterations done by a tailor local to you once you receive your dress due to my inability to fit your dress in person.
I agree to answer all questions in a timely and considerate manner. You agree to communicate any questions or concerns in a timely manner throughout the design and construction process. Communication is an important part of a couture garment ... plus I'm kinda fun to talk to.
DELIVERY OF COMPLETED GARMENT
Deconstructress Designs agrees to deliver your garment on or before the requested delivery date. If you do not specify a delivery date, please allow at least 8 weeks for delivery.
A rush order can be made for an additional 25% of the total cost plus any extra shipping fees for express shipping. Due to my limited orders that I accept, rush orders are not always possible (usually from August to October.)
Once I receive your payment, these Terms and Conditions will be in effect. The materials will be ordered for your gown immediately and all work will begin on your garment. I will remain in close communication with you throughout the design process.
It is recommended that your item is only cleaned by a reputable dry cleaning facility. Each garment that has been painted is completely permanent and will not wash away or fade. However, certain garments that are painted in layers may lose detail if they are cleaned. I will notify you in these cases about proper care.
I am not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur while wearing any garment manufactured by me. You are responsible for your own actions and agrees to hold Deconstructress Designs blameless.
By making a payment to Deconstructress Designs, you agree to the above terms and conditions.