Quotes and Commissions
Applications for my 2021 Spring - Summer commissions and quotes will be open this Friday, January 22nd and will close on Monday, January 25th. I only open for applications and quotes twice a year so mark your calendars!
Based out of Santa Cruz California, artist and maker Dominique de Leon has been fabricating one of a kind costumes since 2013. Each costume is 100% made by hand with the utmost care and attention to detail. Each one is made with the highest quality materials available.
On this site, you can browse galleries of completed commissions and view the available pre-made products in the shop. Interested in having your furry, feathered, or scaly character to life? Please read my terms and conditions and send me a message with a link to your character's reference sheet.
Terms and Conditions
All clients must be 18+ and be able to show I.D. if required. A parent or guardian may have a costume made for a minor but all communication and payments must be made by the parent or guardian.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to begin the commission to cover material costs. The second 50% of the cost is required before the commission is shipped. Payment options are Paypal and Checks. All Paypal transactions will be made through Paypal invoicing. Make checks payable to Dominique de Leon. If I am unable to complete a commission, ALL payments will be completely refunded, including the 50% deposit.
Short 4-month payment plans can be discussed for projects exceeding $1,500.00 or more. The non-refundable 25% deposit is required to reserve a slot in the queue and a 50% deposit is required before I begin work on the commission.
Late payments will result in delayed completion and shipping date, or a canceled commission. If a commission is not paid in full by the agreed-upon date or the commission is dropped, I have the right to sell the commissioned suit.
Shipping is not included in the commission quote. The client is responsible for covering all shipping costs. Tracking information will be provided to the client when the commission is shipped out. Signature/additional package insurance is offered upon request but must be covered by the client.
If you have any change requests throughout the commission process, please feel free to ask! Small alterations are not a problem! The sooner you speak up the better. If I move forward with a suit after progress photos are approved I may not be able to make the change. I have the right to deny any large design alterations or requests not agreed upon upfront during the application phase.
I may post in-progress photos and completed suit photos on my social media. If you wish for me to not post your suit until it is completed and shipped out or if you do not want me to tag you, please let me know before the commission is started.
What to Expect from Me:
A commission estimate, an invoice for all transactions, and shipping tracking will be provided for your records. We will go over fur samples together before the fabrics are ordered. Pictures and updates will be sent to ensure that you are happy with the progress being made, sent via email, telegram chat, or text, whichever is preferred.
Head measurements will be required for partials and full suits. To ensure that full suits will fit properly, a duct tape dummy (DTD) will be required. I ask that the heal is included when creating your DTD. Tape as close to your armpits as possible. I am not responsible for an ill-fitting suit due to poor DTD construction. It is VERY IMPORTANT to create a well-made DTD. A poorly made DTD can fall apart when it is restuffed. The best way to create a durable DTD is to layer it. The suit MUST be neatly and securely taped back together, without any overlap before it is shipped to me. If a DTD has been poorly taped back together, there will be an additional $50 service fee to fix it. If a DTD is made so poorly it is unusable I will request a new one before I start on your commission. Your shoe size will also be required for full suits.
I do not work on deadlines. You can let me know if you have a desired deadline but I am under no obligation to complete a suit by a specific date. Upon accepting a commission, I will give you an estimated completion date. This date is subject to change. You will be notified if there are any substantial changes in the estimated completion time.