Static Creature – costume commission TOS
By commissioning me you agree to all of the conditions outlined below.
March 2016 - current
You must be 18 or older to commission me.
I reserve the right to refuse any commission for any reason.
Design and process
Please make yourself familiar with my usual costume work and style. I have a strong preference for scaled fantasy creature characters such as dragons, I will not accept commissions for regular animal costumes (eg. a fox), and I generally will not accept fully furred designs.
I always prefer some degree of artistic freedom with my work. I will do my best to match a character's design or any particular design requests, but I may either refuse an overly specific design, or charge extra, as keeping all details on a costume tightly within a particular design does take a lot of extra time.
The primary materials I use for my work are cast resin, latex, leather and faux fur. There are some materials and design elements that I either can't, or won't work with. Materials and design will be discussed before beginning on any commission project.
I do not accept any deadlines for my costumes unless agreed to prior. If you have a deadline in mind for a project, you must tell me up front. Costumes can take anywhere from two months to a year to complete depending their complexity and my work load. I can usually give you a rough indication of how long a project will take, however this is not binding.
Design and features of the project must be agreed upon before it has begun, as any changes to design will affect the price, and may be harder to adjust once construction of the project has begun.
I will provide you with work in progress shots of your commission throughout the construction process. You may request some small changes to these, as long as the changes requested do not deviate from the design features originally agreed upon.
Before I begin, I will give you some sketches for a rough indication of what the costume will look like when completed. If you want any aspects of the design changed, you must tell me during this stage, as it is much easier to adjust sketches than it is to adjust a physical, sculpted product.
If you decide you want an in-progress project changed, the changes may either be refused, or incur additional charges.
I will let you know what measurements I need from you prior to starting the project.
I am fairly flexible with payments, and usually allow the commissioner to determine the rate that they would like to pay off a commission project. They must be making regular payments however (eg. Once every two weeks until it is paid off). I generally prefer projects to be paid off in full within 6 months, though I will make some exceptions. A commissioner consistently failing to make agreed payments may have their commission cancelled.
I will not begin work on a project until I have received at least an initial deposit, which will cover the costs of the materials used. This deposit is non-refundable once materials for the project have been purchased. The deposit for this is usually around 30% of the total cost.
Projects must be paid off in full before they are fully completed.
Payment plans, and final prices must be discussed and agreed on before I begin working on the project.
You may cancel your commission at any time, however you will not be refunded the initial deposit if materials have already been purchased for your project, or construction has begun.
I reserve the right to cancel a commission at any time for any reason. If I do this, I will refund the commissioner for the total balance they have paid so far including the initial deposit.
Cancelled in progress projects will be re-cycled to turn into new projects and sold. I will do my best to make them differ from the design of the commissioner's original project.
I will not ship out a commission project until it has been fully paid for, and shipping costs have also been paid.
I ship via NZpost. Shipping is from New Zealand, and can often be quite expensive internationally. I will give you an initial estimate of potential shipping costs, but I cannot determine with certainty the shipping cost until the commission has been completed.
Shipping will be tracked and insured, and usually takes between 6 - 10 working days to reach the commissioner depending on their location.
The commissioner is responsible for paying for any duty fees. Please make yourself aware of the import rules and regulations in your country, as customs of many countries will charge extra duty fees for imported items over a certain value. I do not mark packages containing commissioned work as "gift" on the export delcaration forms, and I will always declare their full value.
The costumes I make are pieces of wearable art, and should be treated as such. I always make my best effort to ensure my costumes are solidly built and resiliant, but they must be treated with care. They will not hold up to any kind of rough handling. Always wear costumes with appropriate inner lining to protect them from sweat. A balaclava, glove liners, socks etc. You must purchase these things separately yourself.
I am not responsible for the actions of individuals wearing or otherwise using the costumes that I have made. Your safety is your own responsibility. Always make sure you have a minder when wearing my costumes. I do not recommend wearing them for long periods of time, or in hot weather as they can become very hot to wear fairly quickly.
Please be aware that compared to most “fursuit” heads, the dragon heads I make tend to be heavier and more fragile.
I assume no liability for damage caused by improper use of the costumes I've made. Costumes must be treated with care and caution.
If you have any issues with the costume you have commissioned, please allert me immediately so we can discuss it. Because of my location, shipping prices for any damaged costumes can be prohibitive, so I may point you in the direction of either how to make small repairs yourself, or of any costume builders closer to your location who may be able to fix it for you.
Please let me know if you have any special requests for the construction of a costume, or if you have any allergies.
I retain the copyright to the projects that I make. You may not claim my work as your own, or reproduce any part of the costume I have made for you.
If you have any questions about anything feel free to ask! I am quite happy to discuss ideas and options.