idolatre

idolatre clothing co.

Tacoma, Washington
| 6,721 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    ***Covid-19 Announcement- As I'm sure you are already aware, Covid-19 is making some elements of regular life difficult at the moment. For Idolatre that means ordering things online for production I could previously pick up in person, sourcing materials that need to be procured elsewhere, rationing the PPE needed for my work/working in large batches to use less (like gloves, respirator cartridges, and isopropyl alcohol), and dealing with extended ship times for both items I'm shipping and materials I'm receiving by mail. If you have a specific deadline please let me know before you order, I'm still trying my best to adhere to ship times but this situation is uniquely challenging. Thank you for your support and patience during this difficult time! <3

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:

Facebook @idolatreclothing
Instagram @idolatre
Tumblr @idolatreclothing

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 Aug 4, 2020

***Covid-19 Announcement- As I'm sure you are already aware, Covid-19 is making some elements of regular life difficult at the moment. For Idolatre that means ordering things online for production I could previously pick up in person, sourcing materials that need to be procured elsewhere, rationing the PPE needed for my work/working in large batches to use less (like gloves, respirator cartridges, and isopropyl alcohol), and dealing with extended ship times for both items I'm shipping and materials I'm receiving by mail. If you have a specific deadline please let me know before you order, I'm still trying my best to adhere to ship times but this situation is uniquely challenging. Thank you for your support and patience during this difficult time! <3

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:

Facebook @idolatreclothing
Instagram @idolatre
Tumblr @idolatreclothing

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 6,721
On Etsy since 2008

Life Imitating Art

Hello, my name is Stefanie. I started idolatre clothing co. in 2008 as an outlet for my creative costume 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 my products from antler and horn headdresses to capes and armor (and everything in between) are made from scratch from start to finish. Every single one of my resin pieces are cast from my original fantasy sculptures that I've produced and perfected over the last 12 years. My products are hand painted, sewn, beaded, and constructed with meticulous attention to detail. Every horn, antler, headpiece, and costume is handmade 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 at renfaires, costumed masquerades, festivals, or just in your own living room. 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, sharing images, and supporting small businesses committed to unique 100% locally handmade beauty.

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

  • 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!"

  • 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.

  • Harley Quinn

    Break Time Supervisor

    Harley is elderly and mostly blind now, 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.

  • Cheesecake

    Agent Of Chaos

    Cheesecake doesn't so much work for the company as she actively thwarts it from the inside. Whether she's pulling paperwork off shelves from inexplicable heights or peeing in the boss' computer chair, it's a good thing she's so darn cute.

  • Amaretto

    Corporate Ninja, Night Watch

    Amaretto is a formidable chonker, and incredibly stealthy for her size. She is the night!

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Why are your processing times 3+ weeks even for unfinished component pieces?

Everything I make is handmade to order by me from scratch. Every. Single. Item. Many sellers on Etsy repurpose mass produced horns & other components/outsource labor, but I believe this scratch approach produces more beautiful and unique results as well as being customization-friendly. (If you'd like to see a comparison illustrating why handmade is so much better than re-purposed/revamped Halloween store pieces, here is a 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 vs this same headdress style with horns that were cast from my original sculptures: https://www.etsy.com/listing/60339371 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.

I'm local- can I waive shipping cost?

OF COURSE! :) Shipping & insuring these large fragile items is expensive (believe me, I wish it wasn't), and if you're in driving distance I'm happy to save you some of your hard earned cash. You can use the coupon code LOCALPICKUP to remove the entire shipping cost from your cart. My only ask (and I hate that I have to even mention this) is that you please be respectful of my time. If you make an appointment & then subsequently miss that appointment, I will invoice you for the originally listed shipping cost and mail your item. I know most folks are respectful but I've had enough people completely flake on appointments that I feel I have to mention it specifically.

Do you sell your molds?

Nope! Never have and never will. I've had enough problems with people trying to recast my work or pass it off as their own without selling the actual molds I make for my sculptures. If your response to this is that you're just one person and even though we're not acquainted you cross your heart that you will not resell my work and pass it off as your own- I'm sorry but still no. It's not something I'm comfortable with, or something I can be talked into. Sorry!