Matrices Pattern Shop - by Sara "Matrices" Howard!

Oak Harbor, Washington

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Helping the furry fandom make costumes for over 15 years! Enjoy tutorials & patterns developed & created by Matrices.


Last updated on Mar 27, 2021

Helpful tutorial content and patterns from
Helping the furry fandom make costumes for over 15 years! Enjoy tutorials & patterns developed & created by Matrices.


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About Matrices

Sales 3,032
On Etsy since 2012

From Hobby to How-to's

I started making costumes when I was very young, I used to try to "outdo" myself with every Halloween costume I'd made each year. I started sooner and sooner in the year until it just became a year round hobby.

As I learned how to make the things I made, I took photos and shared them online. People asked how I did it, and I made tutorials to help them through making their own awesome projects!

As my life went on, I got better and better and more innovative with the things I attempted to make. Because of the demand in the niche I was a part of (the furry fandom) I was able to quit my job and live from the things I made for the fandom.

This etsy shop is only a small fraction of what I do. With time I hope it grows into a bigger thing.

Shop members

  • Matrices

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Dog-person

    Hi! I am Matrices! I am a dog-person and spend most of my day making awesome things! I build costumes, and make props, I run a website that has a big section of tutorials and how-tos for making costumes!

  • Tolt

    Glacier Bear, Proofreader

    Tolt is an all around helper. Often proofreading tutorial content to make sure it makes sense. Also attempting to reduce the number of grammar sins I try to get away with, haha. Tolt also deserves a bit of bonus credit for being a really gr8 partner.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 7, 2020
Looking for high quality, thorough, and creative tutorials and guides for making your own Fursuit characters or costumes? You've come to the right place!

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
There are no returns available for patterns, premium tutorials, or digitally delivered products. Thanks for understanding!
Paypal accepted as payment.
Everything in this shop is a digital download and will not be mailed traditionally.

Here is how to access your files you purchased:
Upon purchase, they are already available for immediate download within your etsy receipt, should be from transaction [!at] or similar.

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