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Q: Do you take commissions?

A: Yes, I do take them, but not all the time. Please see the big box above which says “commissions open“ or „commissions currently closed“.
Before you make any inquiry please finish this FAQ and read this post about the budget of a commission.

Q: any specialties you got?

A: Yes, you can find everything what I did until now in my gallery.

Q: What are the items made of?

A: There are various materials I work with and polyurethane resin I mostly use for reproduction pieces like daggers or masks. There are also items like armor, bows, and other weapons that are made of thermoplastics and foam or only with foam. Jewelry is mostly made with pewter that can be gold plated later.

Q: The price?

A: I can only give you a rough price estimate here.
 For an exact commission price of your project I’d need to know what kind of item it is and first of all see references.
The complexity, quality, and size of an item affects the costs, too.

Examples for items I use a mold for:
Dagger built from scratch: $ 500 upwards
Sword build from scratch: $ 800 upwards

Examples for items I build out of Cosplayflex or other materials:
scratch built full armor $ 1000 upwards
scratch built shield $ 450 upwards
scratch built weapon $ 400 upwards

As soon as I know exactly what project you want me to make for you, I can give you the final price for it.
 There is no “can you do me a sword for $ 150? I have no money”.
It’s just not possible.

Q: I don’t have enough funds to commission you, what to do?

A: Two words: group commission

Q: I Actually have the funds, what to do?

A: Please leave a message through the contact form and tell me your estimated budget and deadline you’d like to have the prop made by.

Q: how long will it take you to make my commission?

A: A while. Usually a few months. I work Monday to Friday as media designer, and I only have time on weekends or evenings to work on your commission. Please bear this in mind, „last minute“ commissions are not possible.

Q: Do I need to pay you the full price upfront?

A: Usually I ask for 50%, and when the job is done I ask the remaining 50% with the shipping fee.

Q: Can you make me an armor?

A: It depends. A full armor or only parts of it are fine with me. 
I suppose you don’t quite live around the corner, in this case I can’t make any fittings on your body.
 So I work with dummies instead and if you don’t need to have a tight fit, it will work with them. 
I don’t do any full armors under USD 1000, though.

Q: I need the armor for larp activities.

A: Please, don’t use any of my armor parts or weapons for LARP unless you play a mage with almost no physical contact in battle.
 My armor and weapons are for conventions or for display only.
 I can create weapons suited for your LARP events, but you’d need to contact me for more info.

Q: Can you make things with real metal?

A: Jewelry and small things like buckles I can do.

Q: How about 3D printing?

A: Nope, sorry.

Here’s a list what I’d rather not make:

•    Greatswords
•    tight fit armor or suits
•    any clothes entirely made of fabric, I’m not a seamstress.
•    items that a lot of other artists already offer/sell in their stores

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