idolatre

idolatre clothing co.

Tacoma, Washington 4464 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (1631)

idolatre

idolatre clothing co.

Tacoma, Washington | 4464 Sales

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Stefanie Louise

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Stefanie Louise

Announcement    Welcome to the Idolatre (pronounced eye-doll-uh-tree) Clothing Co. studio! All of my products are made *by hand, from scratch*- no ridgy 3D printing, no commercially mass produced components, no cutting corners. Every single one of my resin pieces are cast from my original sculptures that I've produced and perfected over the last 10 years. My products are hand painted, sewn, beaded, and constructed with meticulous attention to detail. Everything is produced with love right here in the Pacific Northwest where I was born and raised. Come for the creativity, stay for the quality. <3

Follow Idolatre on Facebook and Instagram! Check out photos from shows, my crafting process, works in progress, and read about upcoming events:

http://www.facebook.com/idolatreclothing
http://www.instagram.com/idolatre

As always, you can send me an Etsy convo with any special requests, or go to www.idolatre.com if you prefer to do so by email. If you have any inquiries, Please don't hesitate to ask. <3

adorn yourself.
xoxo
Stefanie

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 24, 2018

Welcome to the Idolatre (pronounced eye-doll-uh-tree) Clothing Co. studio! All of my products are made *by hand, from scratch*- no ridgy 3D printing, no commercially mass produced components, no cutting corners. Every single one of my resin pieces are cast from my original sculptures that I've produced and perfected over the last 10 years. My products are hand painted, sewn, beaded, and constructed with meticulous attention to detail. Everything is produced with love right here in the Pacific Northwest where I was born and raised. Come for the creativity, stay for the quality. <3

Follow Idolatre on Facebook and Instagram! Check out photos from shows, my crafting process, works in progress, and read about upcoming events:

http://www.facebook.com/idolatreclothing
http://www.instagram.com/idolatre

As always, you can send me an Etsy convo with any special requests, or go to www.idolatre.com if you prefer to do so by email. If you have any inquiries, Please don't hesitate to ask. <3

adorn yourself.
xoxo
Stefanie

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About idolatre

Sales 4,464
On Etsy since 2008

Life Imitating Art

I started this company in 2008 as an outlet for my creative wearable art projects and could never have imagined how far it would go, or how much joy bringing fantasy to life has brought me. All of my products are made from scratch from start to finish. Every single one of my resin pieces are cast from my original sculptures that I've produced and perfected over the last 10 years. (That's right, Idolatre turns 10 this year! <3) My products are hand painted, sewn, beaded, and constructed with meticulous attention to detail. Everything is produced with love right here in the Pacific Northwest where I was born and raised. If you find yourself saying "wow, that sounds like it takes a lot of time!" it's because it does! I typically work between 10 and 14 hours per day, 6 days per week, and if I'm not producing pieces for orders, I am scheming at research and development for new products to share with you. Exhausting? Well, yes. It totally is. But I wouldn't have it any other way. I love what I do, and I'm so glad that I've found so many kindred spirits to share it with me. When you purchase my items, you are not only getting a quality piece that you will enjoy for years to come, you are supporting one dreamer and her family, enabling her to continually produce evolving works of wearable art, and inviting them out into the world to play. So thank you for viewing my items, making favorites/purchases, and supporting small businesses committed to unique 100% locally handmade beauty. <3

Shop members

  • Stefanie Louise

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Hello and welcome! I design, sculpt, make, and sew things here in this little corner of the internet called Idolatre. I love bringing my fantasy ideas into reality in the form of wearable art, my husband, my pets, books, movies, and tacos. <3

  • George Wallace & Harley Quinn

    Break Time Supervisors

    Harley is elderly but she still enjoys supervising breaks. She is a beneficiary of Idolatre's retirement plan which includes plenty of lettuce, hay, and comfy places to nap. RIP George Wallace aka Wally B 2004-2018. We'll always love you.

  • Sweet Dee

    Shipping And Receiving

    Dee is a highly trained professional with an MBA in box sitting.

  • Scruffy

    Paper Shredding

    Unfortunately Scruffy doesn't tend to discriminate when it comes to which papers he shreds, but we love his enthusiasm. "Scruffy believes in this company!"

  • Nero Bear

    Public Relations

    RIP Nero, the lovable curmudgeon. He wouldn't hesitate to tell you when your work was infringing on his highly specialized napping schedule. You will be missed. <3

  • The Dude

    Human Resources

    The Dude is a sweet yet dopey bun who loves everyone, and thinks we should all abide. He is clearly an expert in his field.

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Last updated on Jun 8, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Why are your processing times 2 weeks even for unfinished component pieces?

Everything I make is handmade from scratch. For real. Many horn sellers on Etsy purchase Party City horns to paint or modify into headpieces, but all of mine are made from the ground up. (If you'd like to see a direct comparison illustrating why handmade is so much better than re-purposed/revamped costume store pieces, check out this picture of a headdress I made when I was just getting into headdress making arts specifically in 2010 with purchased horns: https://www.etsy.com/listing/46369420/maenad-ram-horn-headdress?ref=shop_review vs this same headdress style with horns that were cast from my original sculptures: https://www.etsy.com/listing/60339371/maenad-ram-horn-headdress Way better, right? I thought so, too.)

What goes into producing your cast pieces besides just casting the item?

Post casting there are a variety of tasks performed to ensure you get high quality pieces of art. First, all pour spouts and vents are delicately cut off the pieces. Then seams sanded, & small details replaced that may have been lost during the previous processes. Each piece is inspected for imperfections, and corrected with a dremel. If the pieces are to be mounted on a headband, oblong holes are removed from the base, & the openings are sanded to reduce elastic friction. If the pieces are scheduled to be painted, they would then be primed with a spray primer for best paint adhesion, then coated with acrylic spray paint for their base coat. After 3-6 hours cure time for both spray steps, they are ready for hand painting & mounting. Whew!

I am an international customer and I do not wish to pay customs. Will you lie for me on the shipping receipts and say my purchase was really a gift so I don't have to pay ____ country's duties and tariffs?

I print all my shipping from Etsy directly, so this is not an option. I also will not undervalue a package being shipped internationally as I include insurance for the full value of the package contents. Even when marked as a gift, tariffs can still be charged when it is opened and inspected by a customs officer at the border if it looks suspiciously like a purchase, which purchases usually do. I can be held responsible legally and fined for lying on customs forms. The fines for these violations are huge, and I can not take that risk. Additionally, please note that I will not give refunds for items returned to me due to non-payment of import dues. Concerned? Check: simplyduty.com/import-calculator to calculate costs incurred by your gov.

Do you offer wholesale discounts on your unfinished resin products?

I'm sorry, but I do not wholesale my resin components. I sell individual unfinished resin pieces as an egalitarian gesture to individuals who would not otherwise be able to afford a headdress so that they can still purchase something in their price range and create their own magic. Art is my full time job so I know all about wanting wonderful things that cost more than I can afford! It should go without saying, but: ITEMS PURCHASED MAY NOT BE RE-CAST WITHOUT SPECIFIC WRITTEN PERMISSION. NO EXCEPTIONS.

That said, I do offer wholesale discounts on completed headdresses purchased in quantity, so if you're doing a group cosplay, stocking your boutique, or outfitting your theater or dance troupe do not hesitate to ask!

I want to purchase your ___ and use it in a photo shoot- is that alright?

Absolutely! I'm flattered you would want to use my art in the creation of your own. In fact, feel free to use the coupon code PHOTOSHOOT10 at checkout for 10% off your purchase.

Are these horns/antlers "real"? Do you use "real" fur?

Nope! The horns and antlers are composed of Smooth Cast 300, a polyurethane resin. Not only that, but they're not cast from real horns or antlers, either. Which means that not only are they more balanced and far lighter weight for a human head/neck than their natural counterparts, they're also symmetrical little works of art for your head that are completely vegan from start to finish. Likewise with the fur- it's all high quality acrylic and animal free.

Is this price in any way negotiable?

Sorry but no, all my prices reflect the time it takes for me to make the items and the cost of materials/business. This business is my sole source of income, and there is a lot of cost associated with running your own shop. The things you may take for granted at your place of employment (such as electricity/utilities, equipment/repair, payment processing fees, studio mortgage, a CPA, and health insurance just to name a few) I have to pay for out of pocket, which is factored into cost. The prices assigned to items are definitely not arbitrary.

Can I have progress shots of my order?

I'm afraid this is not a service I offer as the time to stage and take the shots is not included in the cost of the item.