Do you have an upcoming event and a want
a costume that will blow people away? Mad Scientist Designs specializes
in high quality, exceptionally accurate custom costumes for all occasions.
Cosplay, sci-fi, fantasy, Broadway, historical reproduction, original
characters - if you can dream it, we can make it!
- Costume name and basic reference pictures
(Front, back & side if possible)
- Delivery date
- Basic measurements (Bust, waist, hip, height)
- Materials requests
Let us know in advance so we can quote appropriately.
Please note - our specialization is high quality costumes and we pride
ourselves on our use of quality materials in natural fibers whenever
possible. If you are on a tight budget and would like to request the
use of lower quality fabrics we will consider that request, depending
on the nature of the costume.
Basic costume quotes apply only to the
the fabric/clothing portions of the costume. Additional services may
be available depending on the costume and timing, including wig styling,
props and accessories.
Other additional services include costume research,
fabric approval and rush processing. Don't see something here that
you're looking for? Just ask and we'll do what we can to accommodate
you. Please note - adding services may extend the delivery date of
Quotes will be sent via email within one week
of request. Once the quote has been sent and accepted, a down payment
of 50% is required for work to begin.
Once the down payment has been received
and any additional measurements have been taken, work on your costume
begins! Included in your quote is the creation and fitting of a muslin
mock-up. Muslin is a basic cotton fabric used to make test versions
of costumes. Once your muslin is complete, it will be shipped to you
for fitting. (If you are within driving distance of the shop arrangements
can be made for an in-person fitting.) When you receive your muslin
mock-up, it is your responsibility to have a friend or family member
mark, pin and make changes. Seams can be pinned in or marked to be
let out, hem lengths noted, etc. We will be available to you via phone,
email and/or webcam to help facilitate this process, as it is integral
to the quality of the finished product.
Once the muslin has been fitted, it will be mailed
back to us and we move into final production. We will do our best
to keep you updated through this process, including emails and pictures
of the work as it progresses.
When your costume is complete, you will
be contacted for the remainder of your payment. Costumes
WILL NOT ship until payment is complete.
All sales are finals. Since this is custom
order work, we CANNOT accept returns. This especially applies to fit
issues, explaining why the muslin fitting process is so important.
If there are any problems upon delivery, we will do our best to help
resolve them. The best preventative measure is good communication
during the commissioning process!
You are welcome to wear our costumes at conventions
and in Masquerade skits. However, MAY NOT enter any Mad Scientist
Designs costume in the craftsmanship portion of any competition. You
must inform any judges that you did not make the costume yourself.
Any abuse of this policy will be pursed and dealt with.