Bringing Imagination to Life

Winston-Salem, North Carolina


matthew penick

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matthew penick


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About ribbonsandrivets

Sales 45
On Etsy since 2011

Bending leather to our will!

From the humble beginnings of being a cosplay hobby, Ribbons and Rivets emerged when four words uttered at a Renaissance festival sparked it to life: "do you take commissions?"

Since that fateful day Ribbons and Rivets has evolved into tackle-all-projects theatrical costume company that specializes in leather and custom work. We can be found at ren fairs, pirate festival, comicons, and craft fairs all up and down the east coast and some of our work even appears in short films here and there.

Our continuing mission is to bend leather- nay, all costuming materials- to our will!  We love the challenge of bringing your imagination to reality so if you've got an idea rolling around your mind, feel free to send us a message. We are always happy to talk shop.

Shop members

  • Matthew Penick

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Professional costumer for over a decade and cosplayer for nearly two, Matthew crafts with a wide variety of mediums such as leather, foam, plastic, and many more. His first and favorite medium is leather so that is what is displayed in his shop.

  • Miriam

    Designer, Maker

    Combining her studio art degree with her childhood obsession with Xena to create costumes worthy of any warrior woman!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 25, 2020
Welcome! Ribbons and Rivets is the place for bringing imagination to life. We are a predominantly custom costuming company out of Winston-Salem, NC, that specializes in leather work.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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
We want you to be happy with your purchase. If something does not fit properly, let us know and we will alter or replace it for you! You are also welcome to return and exchange items if you pay the shipping.

That being said, we strive to provide accurate measurements for our stock pieces, so please read them and make sure an item will fit you before you purchase it. We can easily to adjustments before we send it to you.
For items from our shop, the full amount is due on purchase. We can take paypal, money orders, or checks (the check must clear before your item is sent out).

For custom orders, we require a 50% non-refundable materials deposit, with the remaining 50% + shipping paid on completion.
We ship through the USPS, to provide the lowest cost to you. If you would like to have your item shipped by FedEx, please let us know so we can adjust the shipping charges. Alternatively, if you would like to pick up your item from us at a convention, please contact us to see what cons we will be doing that we can meet up at.
Additional policies and FAQs
We're happy to do commissions, so feel free to shoot us a message.