Announcement   ***WE WILL BE CLOSED JUNE 2-12, 2017. The websites (californiahulacenter.com and hulamelani.etsy.com) will remain active throughout our vacation time. The mailing of the supply orders received while we are away will be mailed in the order received and any costume orders will be added to the to make list in that same order as well. Current wait time for costumes is 8 weeks. Thank you for your understanding, patience and trust!***

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 let me know if you need something and don't see it in my Etsy store (hulamelani.etsy.com) or if you would like to buy in larger quantities (californiahulacenter.com).

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.

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 Jun 2, 2017

***WE WILL BE CLOSED JUNE 2-12, 2017. The websites (californiahulacenter.com and hulamelani.etsy.com) will remain active throughout our vacation time. The mailing of the supply orders received while we are away will be mailed in the order received and any costume orders will be added to the to make list in that same order as well. Current wait time for costumes is 8 weeks. Thank you for your understanding, patience and trust!***

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 let me know if you need something and don't see it in my Etsy store (hulamelani.etsy.com) or if you would like to buy in larger quantities (californiahulacenter.com).

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.

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

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Lauhala Belting - 1 Yard length
Lauhala Belting - 1 Yard length
$2.00
Small Fresh Water Pearl Strand
Small Fresh Water Pearl Strand
$6.00
Fringeless Solid Color Pareu HALF size
Fringeless Solid Color Pareu HALF size
$8.00
Kukui Nut Lei
Kukui Nut Lei
$8.00
Child-sized Coconut Bra
Child-sized Coconut Bra
$6.00
Wood Hook Necklace
Wood Hook Necklace
$10.00
FULL Length rayon Pareu any solid color pareo
FULL Length rayon Pareu any solid color pareo
$11.00
Regular Lauhala Headpiece Base
Regular Lauhala Headpiece Base
$15.00
10yards Lauhala BELTING Roll
10yards Lauhala BELTING Roll
$12.00
1 yard of SUPER VELCRO beige white or black
1 yard of SUPER VELCRO beige white or black
$3.50
25 Cut Money Cowry Shells
25 Cut Money Cowry Shells
$3.00
New Jelly Foam Plumeria hair picks
New Jelly Foam Plumeria hair picks
$3.00
Tahitian PAREU full length RED no fringe pareo
Tahitian PAREU full length RED no fringe pareo
$11.00
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
Tahitian PAREU full length CORAL no fringe pareo
Tahitian PAREU full length CORAL no fringe pareo
$11.00
Ti Leaf and Hau Bun Wrap Red Hau
Ti Leaf and Hau Bun Wrap Red Hau
$12.00
Child-sized PAREU any color
Child-sized PAREU any color
$6.00
5 HALF LENGTH Pareus - Mix and Match colors
5 HALF LENGTH Pareus - Mix and Match colors
$36.00
Round Waves Mother of Pearl shell pendant
Round Waves Mother of Pearl shell pendant
$2.50
Braided Seagrass 1" wide
Braided Seagrass 1" wide
$4.00
New Jelly Foam Plumeria hair picks
New Jelly Foam Plumeria hair picks
$3.00
Frog shell rings
Frog shell rings
$0.75
Money Cowry Rings
Money Cowry Rings
$0.50
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Shop policies

Last updated on February 14, 2017
I have been Polynesian dancing for 31 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! 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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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • 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.