Francesca on Nov 18, 2016
I cannot say enough good things about Medina! Her work is professional, beautiful, detailed, intricate, and sturdy. She makes one of a kind, original pieces, ships really quickly, and is responsive to questions or concerns. Looking forward to ordering more in the future--thank you!
One of a kind, handmade costuming of the fabulous, sparkly sort.
Medina Maitreya fell in love with costume design at a very young age. Raised deep in the teeming jungles of the Hawaiian Islands, she began dressing her dolls in flower petals, leaves and moss.
She’s been a professional makeup artist (with a diploma from The Makeup Designory in Special Effects and Creature Creation), a successful hairstylist, and after spending time in the design program at FIDM, enjoyed a three-year stint in Los Angeles designing for Lucent Dossier Vaudeville Cirque, creating countless costumes for their touring shows. After a relocation to the bay area, she furthered her fashion design education at CCSF. She’s costumed a myriad of world-renowned dancers and performers, including Zoe Jakes, Kami Liddle, Belly Dance Super Stars, Colleena Shakti, Gina Bruno, Jill Parker, Ariellah, Elizabeth Strong, Sabrina Fox, March Fourth Marching Band, and many more.
She currently resides in a seaside fortress with her husband and two cats where she creates her one-of-a-kind costumes and works towards her Masters Degree in Art History.
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All in stock items are shipped on average once a week. Please allow 2 weeks for normal delivery and 3 to 4 weeks during busy months. Please let me know if you need your item by a specific date and I will do my best to make sure that happens. All orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail and include tracking and signature confirmation. If you wish to have insurance on your order, please contact me to arrange the extra cost.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS - I ship out parcels 1-2 times per week. Most parcels ship via USPS Priority or Express which generally takes 1 to 2 weeks to reach most destinations. The only way to add tracking and insurance to your package is by choosing USPS International Express. You are ordering these items at your own risk and I cannot offer insurance or refunds if the items are seized by customs or lost in transit once the package leaves my country. Some countries also charge importation duties that I have no control over. If you're unsure about anything, check with your customs office before placing an order. That said, I have had wonderful luck with international orders arriving safely - I have never had a package go missing :)
Refunds and Exchanges
For ready-to-ship items, I do my best to describe everything so there are no surprises. If you receive something that is damaged, or if you feel that it's been misrepresented in the listing, please contact me right away and I will do my best to make it right. For ready-to-ship items that have not been worn, I can accept an exchange or credit of originally priced item but you are responsible for the return shipping cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please email me at medinamaitreya [!at] gmail.com to set up your custom order consultation.
Additional Policies and FAQs**DISCLAIMER AND WARNINGS**
Many items such as beads, buttons, and chains can pose a choking hazard to children and pets. Please use and store all items carefully, responsibly, and with common sense. Please note that by purchasing item(s) from this shop, you are stating that you understand and accept any risks and agree to release and hold harmless both the shop and seller from any liability, damages or personal harm incurred from the possession, use, or misuse of items purchased from this shop.
Care & Maintenance for Custom Costume Pieces
*Always store headdresses and headbands on a head form to help keep their shape.
*Bras should be hung on a hanger.
*Belts should be rolled and kept safe in a bag, zip locks work well for this.