Requesting a custom made creation.
Plan on at least 4-6 weeks from the time you approve a final design. Rush orders (guaranteed to ship within two weeks) are available for a rush charge of 50% of the price of the creation.
Important, please note:
All my mask designs are original. I do not make masks based on other artist’s designs, or on copyrighted or trademarked characters. If you represent the company which owns the copyright or trademark to the mask or character in question, I might consider bending this rule. Otherwise, the answer is no. So please don’t ask me to create a mask or a character from your favorite movie, game or comic book.
Characters from mythology or literature – where the specifics of the mask design are open to interpretation are fine.
Ofcours I realize that not everyone is good at sketching, so I don’t mind if you want to send me a picture of a mask, saying “I’d like my mask to look or interpret something like this”. Just don’t expect me to copy that mask exactly.
If what you want is some variation on one of my standard creations, the sketch stage may not be necessary.
If the design is a new and original one, it will be important to create a sketch first, to make sure that we have the same idea as to how the creation will look like.
Sketches for new custom designs require a € 30,-nonrefundable deposit (this will be settled with the price of the design). Once the sketch is done, and you’re satisfied with the design, I can give you a final price quote.
I can match colors to a costume at no extra charge. If you can send me swatches of the costume material, I can match the colors almost perfectly. If you only can send me pictures, I also will try to match the colors,
but ofcours the color on the picture is never the same as the real thing. So there may be color difference.
If you want me to design a mask for you, the ideal way is to make a cast of your face. Working with a face cast is the only way to absolutely ensure that a mask will fit perfectly from the first time you put it on.
It is not absolutely necessary to make a face casting. Leather masks will over time, adapt themselves to you and without a cast I will ofcourse use your measurements.
But if you really want a top of the line, perfectly customized mask, a face cast is recommended.
The price of a face cast is € 40,- You can also make your own face cast at home and send it to me if you prefer.
Creating the design:
When we have agreed on the design, the price and I have your measurements, I am going to work on the creation itself. While making your design, I will send you photos of the different phases.