Frequently Asked Questions


Where are you located?
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.!…..is what i say to people online lol

im in lynnwood,Washington, U.S.A. to be exact, but no one but people from here know where that is and im only 10 minutes north

How did you learn to do all this stuff?
Online!  I have a Bachelors degree in “googling things” and a Ph.D. in “Learning from failures”
Can you teach me to do this?
Sure! I teach classes at the Lynnwood TAP plastics on their cosplay materials and how to use them,and at a handful of conventions, though if you’re talking one on one in my shop, unfortunately, the answer would be no. Im going to be doiong my best at keeping my website updated with as much info as i can articulate, though i LOVE talking shop! if you have some questions on something I’ll do my best to answer them in a timely fashion
Will you come to our convention and be a guest or teach a class/panel?
Providing it works with my schedule id love to!    I run costume contests, teach classes and do live demos at my booths when im out and about.

send me an email (contact@cosmicashstudios.com) or facebook message and we can talk

can I be an understudy or shop hand?
for the foreseeable future, that answer is going to be a no, I certainly do have times when my workload gets a bit overwhelming and I bat my eyelashes and whisper sweet nothings to my wife or close friends to give me a hand, but i highly suggest either coming to one of my classes if youre local , checking out my website or googling whatever it is you want to learn, and if theres something specific, feel free to contact me!
Paid Gigs
Can you make me "X" and how much will it cost?
Probably? there’s a lot of factors when coming to a final quote that I’m not able to just fire off a number to standby. Factors include my current workload, desired materials, due dates and payment schedules. I wish i was able to just shoot a number, but its gonna have to be a conversation with some back and forth as I gather info, or filling out my commission request form.
Can you make me a full armored costume?
Usually no, the amount of work and sizing issues I run into with full suits of armor are usually more trouble then their worth on both ends, its VERY tough to create a fitted full costume (even with a correct sized mannequin) that fits well and moves well. its always best to have a few fittings on the wearer to make sure everythings groovy. So i am pretty picky with which full costumes I take on.  i also do not sell sewing as a skill im able to use
Will you work on my film/T.V, show/Kickstarter?
Yes and No.   yes id love to help you achieve the finished goal you’re looking to accomplish.

and No, id rather not work on set. so id totally be down doing some satellite work from my shop where assets are either shipped, dropped off or picked up.

Can you ship internationally?
Of course!
How will you ship my Items?
Majority of the time I use USPS priority mail and Have it insured.
Can you deliver my Items if I am local?
Possibly! but id prefer if we met somewhere
what happens if it arrives damaged?
first of all (knock on wood) this is exactly why i only ship out insured packages. We file with the carrier to get the insured value back and we can either use that money to compensate me to create you a new piece or you take it and the asset and do as you please.
How much do I have to pay to get started?
a 50% non refundable deposit is rquired before I put something on my sheculde, with the remaining balance plus what shipping came out to due within 2 weeks of completion.
what payment method do you accept?
How do I go about making payment?
if you dont already have a paypal account they are fairly simple to set up and just take a few hours to confirm your bank accounts
If I don't like my Items, can I return them?
all sales are final, for custom Jobs alot of work goes into them and I keep you in the loop every step of the way so that if theres something youre not satifiesed with it will be seen and addressed LONG before the asset reaches you.  for store items I HIGHLY reccommend you ask as many questions as you like before ordering