Announcement   Welcome to my little slice of paradise! California Hula Center was created so dancers can get everything they need, at reasonable prices, all in one place! One place=one shipping! Please visit the main website, californiahulacenter.com, for all items carried here at California Hula Center including the non-handmade items.

ONLY MY INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS will know about and be able to use any of my DISCOUNT COUPONS at the booth AND online! Follow me... CALIFORNIAHULACENTER!

I make everything in the order paid, so please let me know if there are any details you need help with or ideas you want to throw my way! If you have a certain date you need your item and it is between 1-3 weeks away, please convo me BEFORE you place your order. Wait times for costumes that I have to assemble range from 3-4 weeks during off peak seasons (October-December) and 4-6 weeks, sometimes longer, during Jan-September. You can always convo or text me to check on a more specific time, but please remember, nothing goes on the to make list until it is paid in full. Please avoid messaging me before the minimum wait time. It takes me longer to answer texts/convos/emails so I don't have as much time to make actual costumes and the answer I give you will always be the same. There is a wait time.

RUSH PROGRAM now available. Please ask for details.

DON'T SEE WHAT YOU NEED? ASK ME...I PROBABLY HAVE IT!

GIFT CERTIFICATES in physical form are available! Please convo me for details!

California Hula Center
PO BOX 7974
Stockton, CA 95267
209-610-1767 talk or (preferably) text ...

Pay with Paypal here on hulamelani.etsy.com or with any type of payment (Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover, ApplePay, Paypal...pretty much anything) at californiahulacenter.com.

Please read my shop policies before placing your order! Thanks!! =D

Life is AWESOME!

Auntie Mel =)

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 11, 2017

Welcome to my little slice of paradise! California Hula Center was created so dancers can get everything they need, at reasonable prices, all in one place! One place=one shipping! Please visit the main website, californiahulacenter.com, for all items carried here at California Hula Center including the non-handmade items.

ONLY MY INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS will know about and be able to use any of my DISCOUNT COUPONS at the booth AND online! Follow me... CALIFORNIAHULACENTER!

I make everything in the order paid, so please let me know if there are any details you need help with or ideas you want to throw my way! If you have a certain date you need your item and it is between 1-3 weeks away, please convo me BEFORE you place your order. Wait times for costumes that I have to assemble range from 3-4 weeks during off peak seasons (October-December) and 4-6 weeks, sometimes longer, during Jan-September. You can always convo or text me to check on a more specific time, but please remember, nothing goes on the to make list until it is paid in full. Please avoid messaging me before the minimum wait time. It takes me longer to answer texts/convos/emails so I don't have as much time to make actual costumes and the answer I give you will always be the same. There is a wait time.

RUSH PROGRAM now available. Please ask for details.

DON'T SEE WHAT YOU NEED? ASK ME...I PROBABLY HAVE IT!

GIFT CERTIFICATES in physical form are available! Please convo me for details!

California Hula Center
PO BOX 7974
Stockton, CA 95267
209-610-1767 talk or (preferably) text ...

Pay with Paypal here on hulamelani.etsy.com or with any type of payment (Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover, ApplePay, Paypal...pretty much anything) at californiahulacenter.com.

Please read my shop policies before placing your order! Thanks!! =D

Life is AWESOME!

Auntie Mel =)

Auntie Mel

Contact shop owner

Auntie Mel

Lauhala Headpiece Base
Lauhala Headpiece Base
$12.00
Niau Blanc coconut tree fibers
Niau Blanc coconut tree fibers
$3.00
YELLOW MONGO/COWRY shell necklace
YELLOW MONGO/COWRY shell necklace
$8.00
New Jelly Foam Plumeria hair picks
New Jelly Foam Plumeria hair picks
$3.00
New Jelly Foam Plumeria hair picks
New Jelly Foam Plumeria hair picks
$3.00
PAREU full length DUSTY TEAL
PAREU full length DUSTY TEAL
$6.00
Lauhala Roses 1.5"
Lauhala Roses 1.5"
$0.50
LAUHALA ROSES 3.5"
LAUHALA ROSES 3.5"
$1.00
Regular Lauhala Headpiece Base
Regular Lauhala Headpiece Base
$15.00
1 ounce of cut drilled shell pieces
1 ounce of cut drilled shell pieces
$3.00
Carved Yellow Lip Mother of Pearl HONU shell
Carved Yellow Lip Mother of Pearl HONU shell
$3.25
New Jelly Foam Plumeria hair picks
New Jelly Foam Plumeria hair picks
$3.00
Lauhala leaves (5)
Lauhala leaves (5)
$10.00
Long White Dovetail Shell necklaces
Long White Dovetail Shell necklaces
$13.00
PAREU full length TURQOUISE
PAREU full length TURQOUISE
$6.00
PAREU full length DUSTY CORAL
PAREU full length DUSTY CORAL
$6.00
Lauhala Belting - 1 Yard length
Lauhala Belting - 1 Yard length
$2.00
Woven Lauhala Mat for tall headpieces
Woven Lauhala Mat for tall headpieces
$18.00
Grunge ALOHA Trucker Snapback Hat
Grunge ALOHA Trucker Snapback Hat
$18.00
100 cowry rosettes
100 cowry rosettes
$25.00
New Jelly Foam Plumeria hair picks
New Jelly Foam Plumeria hair picks
$3.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1392)
Aliinani Miles

Aliinani Miles on Aug 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Aliinani Miles

Aliinani Miles on Aug 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
jdolar

jdolar on Aug 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Alexis Trotter

Alexis Trotter on Aug 10, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

The look just they in the picture. I can't wait add them to my haku.

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Shop policies

Last updated on July 11, 2017
I have been Polynesian dancing for 32 years. I learned my costuming techniques from both my grandma, who costumed for one of the largest Northern California Halau in the 1980s, and my Ra'atira Pupu, Ioani "Joel" Burns. I had the honor of traveling with Te Poe O Patitifa to Tahiti and learned how to weave, attend workshops with companies such as O Tahiti E and Le Grande Ballet and perform at Heiva Tahiti! The costumes I made for a Bay Area company for San Jose Tahiti Fete placed 2nd overall in 2017. What most people consider boring or extremely annoying, I absolutely love. Costuming allows me to use my imagination. I decided to sell the costumes on Etsy because...well, starting my own Pupu Ori, I discovered it's very expensive to keep a roof over our head! Profits from the costumes help keep the studio open. So "thank you" from Te Poly Nui!!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Paypal is the only form of payment I accept through the Etsy site due to issues before and high credit card usage fees. I only accept credit card payments through the main website ... californiahulacenter.com ...Visa, MasterCard, American Express, ApplePay, Discover. All payments must clear my bank before any orders will be shipped.
Shipping
I use USPS whenever possible because it's usually cheapest. All orders paid through PayPal will have a tracking number. Shipping charges on all listings are an estimate and buyer may be charged additional fees if it costs more to ship to their address. If you would like to make sure the shipping charge is accurate, please let me know before placing your order. This is highly recommended to folks in Florida, New York, Hawaii and Alaska.

If buyer would like me to add insurance, I definitely will, but the extra fee will be buyers responsibility.

I will not ship to an UNCONFIRMED ADDRESS. PayPal's sellers protection must be available before an item will go out.

I will ship INTERNATIONAL. Because, in most cases, I must stand in line at the post office and cannot print postage from the internet, I do charge a processing fee in addition to the shipping fee. Any additional fees charged by Customs or other entities will be the responsibility of the buyer. If an order is returned by Customs, the buyer agrees to pay for shipping again for re-delivery or will only receive a refund of the original amount less shipping less 20% restocking fee.

I will ship to APOs.

Any RETURNED ITEMS due to an address not being updated in PayPal will be the buyer's responsibility to re-ship.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do not issue refunds. ALL sales are final.

I will, on occasion, agree to an exchange, but this will be at my complete disgression based on the item and my current inventory at that time. In the case I do accept it, the item/items MUST be received back within 5 business days of when the package was received by the buyer according to the USPS tracking number. The amount credited will be the original amount paid, less original shipping and less a 20% restocking fee. Return shipping will be the buyer's responsibility. The buyer will also need to pay for the shipping for the replacement item. I will not make any exceptions to this pollicy.

Colors may vary from computer to computer. Please contact me ASAP if a color is not the same as the description.

Please understand, I am a small business. When I did accept returns, I ended up with inventory I did not count on and I would receive items that had been used. I am not in the business of "renting" costumes and try to keep my prices low enough for everyone to afford. Please help me keep it that way! Thank you so much!
Additional policies and FAQs
Please check my feedback. I custom make orders regularly. I LOVE making other people's ideas come to life!! If you have an idea, please show me or describe it to me and we will make something together. Not too creative? Not a problem. Give me some colors...I'll take care of the rest! I will not copy another costume maker's listing. That's tacky and rude. I do realize that other costume makers will do that, but I will not. Most orders can be created and shipped within 1-3 days if the requested color is in stock, BUT please allow up to 3-4 weeks for costume pieces during off season (October-January)...and 4-6 weeks during peak season (January-September). If you need a more specific time frame, you can always convo me or text me!

Any coupon codes I offer cannot be combined with any other discount offer.