Announcement I wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone that let me know about the sites that stole my shop's photos! It is truly apricated!
I wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone that let me know about the sites that stole my shop's photos! It is truly apricated!
Kerrie on Jun 28, 20225 out of 5 stars
The cicada stick is lovely and I'm super stoked. But the real joy was the packaging- so many little fun paper layers! So creative! Not too much plastic, just really creative. I will definitely order again.
Carrie on Jun 27, 20225 out of 5 stars
I fell in love with this before I even took it from the package; which in itself is absolutely gorgeous and neat! I highly recommend this shop. Your item will be stunning right down to the little personalized packaging.
cheri on Jun 26, 20225 out of 5 stars
I think cicadas are beautiful and as soon as I saw these I knew I had to have them. They are so cute.
Karla martin on Jun 16, 20225 out of 5 stars
It's soo beautiful, the little folder is so cute also lol, thank u....I will for sure return for more
ghicks4284 on Jun 5, 20225 out of 5 stars
Was so impressed. Above and beyond with adorable packaging. 💛
Julie on Jun 5, 20225 out of 5 stars
Love it! Great design and quality!
Charlanique on May 29, 20225 out of 5 stars
I spoke to the owner about a custom color and she was so accommodating! I couldn’t be more pleased 😄
OliviaJeneveeve on Jun 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
Love the cicada design on this. It's well made and handles long hair well.
Win on Jun 4, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beautiful quality. Pictures don't do it justice. Lovely packaging too!
Haley on Jun 4, 20225 out of 5 stars
I have bought so many things from Etsy and while I’ve loved everything I’ve ever bought, I’ve never had someone who has put so much effort into their package presentation. Even without the product I could have enjoyed going through all the little details and reading all the background and care instructions. I am EXTREMELY impressed with the care taken with the product, which is incredible, and the packing. It also shipped very fast and it so high quality. I will be buying many more thing from this shop and I highly recommend anything from this shop owner.
Peek Inside Hidden Realm Studios
-Who am I?
Hi, I’m Gabby. I am a prop master, creature creator, crazy night owl, nerdy mom and a wife of an amazing and supportive husband. My passion is creating just about anything.... except edible food (seriously, it’s scary!) tho I can make food props like a champ! I often get lost in learning and experimenting with mediums and materials. I love finding unconventional ways to breath life into my projects. When an idea comes to me I can’t wait to make it.
-Why did I start my shop?
I have always enjoyed making things for others. I started this shop to explore and share that passion with others while I continued working (my “adult” job) as a multimedia director at an e-learning company.
Well, that was the plan. But the universe had other ideas. Life, very boldly, decided that it was time for me to head down a different path.
My friends and family talked me into going far beyond my comfort zone, and I applied for Syfy’s Faceoff... and I got on! I put my shop on vacation, and attempted to request a 3 month leave at the company I had been with for 8 years .... and was let go instead.
Looking back, as scary as that time was, the “failures” were exactly what I needed. I learned so much about myself. Before I could focus on coming back to my shop that I missed so dearly, I had to get a “job”. I took the opportunity to listen to the universe and started my career over from scratch and went into film… in Ohio.
It has been a lot of work and I have loved every minute of it! As my new career was stabilizing, I started preparing to come back to my shop and my little creative world. Oh wait, not yet! A small mis-diagnosed medication sent me to the ER with a pulmonary embolism and a long and scary 1.5 year recovery. Ah life right?
Good thing I don’t know how to give up! And even though it’s taken me much longer to get back to my shop, I’m here! I am still so amazed that people around the country and world are wearing, using, or watching something I’ve made. I am so grateful to each and every person who purchases or favorites my items.
-What inspires you?
I have always been shy, a world watcher; Imagining fantastical histories for everyday objects. I love getting lost in stories, music, architecture and shadows. The shy part of me has always been hesitant to broadcast loudly the personal things that I was interested in at the time and has been an important component within my creations. They allow me to express myself in a more subtle way, having things that can been worn or kept near me that remind me of the worlds I so dearly love being lost within. These small tokens are able to bring to life the realms I love without being a walking advertisement. My ‘hidden’ items gave me comfort and on occasion strength. I want others to have that too.. To have a beautiful piece of their own hidden realm with them whenever it's needed.
Owner, Prop Master, Creature Creator
I am a visual storyteller working in film. My passion is creating the details that add to the unspoken history of a character or a world through props, decor, costuming and sfx makeup. To see some of my work in film, please visit https://GabLei.com
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Frequently asked questions
Can I get the Prop/Mask/Costume you made for _______ movie?
As a cosplayer and fan myself I wish I could make those for you! But its rare.
When working on a film/tv production - I have a contract with that production and they own the rights to what I create for that production. I can not make what I did to sell.
On occasion I will have prototypes, color matches or fabrications that had flaws that could not be used on screen - those I can sell.
Rarely arrangements for the rights will remain with me, or I will have permission with the production and when that happens, I can sell those.
Can I customize a design?
Absolutely! Just message me and we can discuss your ideas.
Examples of custom orders would be if you wanted a special color, size or amount.
HiddenRealmStudios is considered a professional seller (known as a trader) in the EU. What's this?