Commission FAQHere are some answers you might have about my commissions.
Age restrictions: You MUST be at least 18, have the funds for buying the pieces/items and are able to pay everything in the long or short run. I will not work with minors, so you will have to provide a picture of your up to date and valid ID card.
If you order something from me and pay with money which is not yours, this will be considered fraud. I am no company and i will keep a decent amount to cover my costs i had to deal with this incident then.
How long will you need to finish my order?
That depends on what you have ordered. If i am free and not loadet with much work from my "real" work or have any other projects running, it might take just some months. For example, i used 4 months for a full head with open jaw, jawset and follow-me eyes. That is no guarantee that your order will be finished that fast too!
How can i pay you?
PayPal (ONLY if you are outside europe, and only with the "Family and Friends option"!).
For europeans: Only banktransfer.
Are you accepting payment plans?
Yes i do. You will have to pay 30% of the endprice first, that amount is not refundable! I expect the rest to be payd within a max. of 12 months. If the price is not high, the timespan can be shorter. So the monthly payments are mainly calculated for this.
I expect the first payment within a month after you got the "Go" from me (if we havent agreed on somthing else), that i will start working on your suit. After that, monthly payments must arrive untill the 6th of every month, if the money comes later, inform me before that date! If you wont do that, i will stop to work on your suit until you got back to me within 7 days after an overdue payment. If you miss this, i will simply cancel your order, keep 30% of the full price and send you the rest back along with bought items in their, to this moment, current state. If i already worked on stuff, i will also keep the amount of money that i already spent in work-time on it!
Please note it is your responsibility to keep me informed about your payments, you will get an info every time i received your money.
For everything under 800€ i only accept monthly payments with at least 100€ per month.
What happens when my (customer/buyer) plans or life changes and i cannot fullfill the payment plan and have to cancel the order?
As sed above i will keep 30% of the money. If i already have bought anything from your payed money (except that 30%), then i will send the supplies to you and wont pay you the money back. That is important to know, so you should really really REALLY be sure that you can afford a suit or a part of it!
If the 30% wont cover my costs of getting the supplies, i will just keep everything that is within range. And dont forget, i also will keep extra money: If i already worked on stuff, i will also keep the amount of money that i already spent in work-time on it!
When will you start to build my order?
I will start when at least 80% of it is payed. If there are any interruptions with payments, like you want to set out a month, i will go on the safe side and wait till the full price is payd before i start. That of course adds the building time on top.
Where do you ship your items to?
At the moment i would ship worldwide. Unless i get a customer in a country that makes stress much, i might change that. But for now: Wherever you can receive packs/mails. Please make sure that you are able to receive the items, i will not be responsible if the items wont arrive you because you actually dont have a service in your country/city that will deliver it to you.
What mail-service do you use?
I use DHL and/or austrian post service. Its not the cheapest yeah, but it gets shipping insurance, can handle taxes and has tracking so far. I cant tell you if you can track it in your country, but it is possible in the USA since USPS is a partner of DHL. If you have a special shipping request then feel free to ask about it, but here in austria we dont have many service points of other mailing services.
What happens if anything is not like i want it?
I want to make sure everything is correct on your order. So i will update you every now and then, send pictures of the WIP and ask for changes. But please dont expect update every week, i am not able to work that fast on commissions since i have a fulltime job and also want to have some free time.
If you dont tell me what needs to be changed, then i will ship it as is. A change from furpatterns, markings etc. pp. is not possible if you already have got the item. However, if anything doesnt fit you, of course i will overwork the item again. However, i wont pay the shipments for that, so better give me right sizes and measurements and a good DTD i can work with.
I want to change things on my character!
If i already bought the stuff and you come along with changing, then you will have to pay the new supplies i need + the time i need to spent on seaarching and ordering these supplies! If there are just small changes, i can mostly work with the fur and stuff i already got. But changing the clawcolor for example, will lead to more costs. Why? I will have to buy new claws for the project and that counts for anything else too. So i wont pay that out of my pocket. It is your responsibility to inform me about changes before i buy anything to work on your suit.
How much will shipping cost?
That depends what you have ordered and where you live. I can not tell you that for sure. The shipping costs are not in the price for the fursuit parts and have to be payed after i got the estimate. So always remember, the shipping costs are EXKLUSIVE your fursuit price and will be added on top of that after i finished your items and are ready to ship.
When will you ship the item?
After everything is done and payed in full including shipping costs. Of course you will get final pictures of your items before i ship them to you.
Can i save money when i send you fur i want to be used, or anything else?
Actually i would like to organise everything myself. So i am sorry to say that, but no, you can not. But you can give me links to items you would like to be used, so i can organise everythig myself!
Where do you get your supplies?
You can easy look that up on this website
Mostly DVC, fursuitsupplies, mendels, fabrics.com.. but also other suppliers.
How do you sew your items?
Handpaws, feetpaws and heads are usually completely handsewn. Only the bodysuit is sewn via machine. Markings are usually also handsewn, unless they are airbrushed.
Do you sew in extra fabric so the skin doesnt rubb on the furunderside?
No. You should get something extra to wear in your fursuit. That also makes sense because you dont want your suit to get smelly from sweat, so better get clothes for under the suit which soak in your bodyfluids.
Are you making the headblanks yourself?
Not all of them
Why is it so much more expensive when i want you to use DVC items or any other importet items?
The questions answers it well: Import. Importing items is expensive. Let alone the high shipping cost and then you have to face the taxes and the stress to get the item off the taxes office and so on. Taxes here in austria hold the items up to 3 weeks, so everything that i have to import will also rise the time i need to work on your items.
Are you making copyrighted characters?
Well... if it is someone elses fursona or OC you want a fursuit made of, then no, i dont do that. If you come along commissioning me doing that and i make it, then it is far beyound my knowledge that this char isnt yours. So, YOU will be responsible for that. If i get to know that i am making a char that isnt rightfully yours and it is still in the processing: You wont get anything. You wont get back any money or materials i have used already. I wont finish the project and just simply stop. Plus, i will keep the equal amount of money that i have spent on working on the project! So you better dont come up with such a bad idea.
If you want a character like a pokemon or anything else from a movie, then yes, this is just fine for me. However, i will not take the responsibility if any company comes up to you claiming you to not use your items anymore.
Id like to use pictures of the suit that you took for your website, is that okay?
Oh, just credit me for making your items
If there is anything you are not okay with, i am not the right fursuitbuilder for you!
NEVER use packing tape for making a DTD! It is not strong enough and i am not going to work with something that falls apart.
You will have the black or silver repair tape or just duct tape. A strong tape that doesnt cost much but is effective!
When taping a DTD, wear a painters suit or a pyjama and DONT make the tape stripes tight! If the DTD is tight, then the suit will be extra tight and you are in danger to rip your fursuit apart.
I will only work with a DTD, if it is taped up solidly. That means: No spots should be showing any cloth. Everything should be covered. If you hold up the DTD and notice there is something not holding tight, place extra strips of tape onto it. However, that might cause wrong sizements.. if you notice that after you slipped out the DTD! I will not be responsible for anything that doesnt fit, cause the providet DTD is not made well.
Should i get a DTD that is unusable for me to make patterns for your suit, i will trash it and ask for a new DTD. Of course you will have to buy everything for that again.
You have to tape every cuts back together. If you cut off the arm to get out of the DTD, you will have to tape it back in place onto the DTD. And make sure it is in the right place, otherwise the suit will be twisted, and that is your responsibility. I can not work with something that is not made with care and attention.
The best way to get off the DTD is to cut from the left/right inner ankle to the crotch and back down to the other ankle. Then cut from the middle of the crotch to the neck. Last should be the top of the arms being cut to the neck.
I prefer the feet being wrapped too, but its not mandatory.
That should make less work for you and makes you do minimal cuts on the DTD.