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Unique Fantasy Headpieces - Tips for Ordering a Custom Creation

Updated: Mar 28, 2023

A Fantasy Headpiece can be a stunning accessory for costumes, photo shoots or events. If you've decided to make such a piece but don't know how to go about commissioning one, follow these steps:

1. Find an artist or craftsman

The first and most important task is to find an artist or craftsman who makes fantasy headpieces. You can search for local artisans on social media or look for suitable vendors on platforms like Etsy and DeviantArt. Make sure you look at the artists' portfolios and reviews to ensure you're choosing a skilled and experienced artisan.

2. Describe your ideas

Once you find an artist, contact them and describe your ideas. Make sure you include as many details as possible, such as:

  • Size of the headpiece

  • Color scheme

  • Intended use

  • Style (e.g. elves, dragons, mermaids, etc.)

  • Material preferences

  • Budget

The more information you provide to the artist, the better he/she can implement your ideas.

3. Confirm the details

After you have described your ideas, the artist should provide you with a quote and a draft so that you can confirm the design. Make sure you understand all the details of the design and that you are satisfied with the design before you place the order.

4. Agree on the payment terms

Before you place the order, you should agree on the payment terms with the artist. Some artists require a deposit or full payment in advance. Others may accept payment on delivery or in installments. Make sure you understand and agree to the terms of payment before you place the order.

5. Keep the communication

During the production of the Fantasy Headpiece, you should stay in contact with the artist to make sure that the design meets your expectations. Make sure you communicate any questions or concerns to the artist in a timely manner to avoid delays or problems.

6. Timing and delivery time

Make sure you allow enough time for the headpiece to be made and delivered. Handmade pieces often require more time than machine-made products, so you should take this into account when planning. Also, check with the artist when you will need the headpiece so they can schedule delivery accordingly.

7. Shipping and returns

If you order the headpiece online, you should clarify who is responsible for shipping and insurance. Make sure the headpiece is securely packed and shipped to avoid damage during shipping. You should also clarify the artist's return policy in case the headpiece does not meet your expectations.

8. Adjustments and changes

It is important to clarify if adjustments or alterations can be made to the headpiece if it does not fit perfectly or does not quite meet your expectations. Some artists may offer adjustments for an additional fee, while others will make changes for free. Make sure you clarify this in advance to avoid unnecessary costs or disappointment.

9. Inspiration and references

If you have difficulty describing your ideas, you can provide the artist with inspiration and references. Look for pictures of fantasy headpieces that you like, or show the artist a sketch or picture of a similar design. This can help the artist better understand your ideas and create the perfect headpiece for you.

Want to learn more about finding Inspiration for Costumes? By pledging just $3 per month on Patreon, you can gain access to instant downloads of inspirational e-books on costume design, inspiration boards and sneak peeks of my latest creations.

10. Budget and prices

Fantasy Headpieces can vary in price depending on the material and design. Make sure you set a budget before you place the order to avoid unnecessary costs. Also, clarify with the artist what is included in the price of the Headpiece, such as cost of materials, labor, shipping, etc.

In summary, commissioning a Fantasy Headpiece is an exciting way to add a unique touch to your costume or outfit. With sufficient communication, planning, and collaboration with the artist, you should receive a stunning headpiece that matches your vision and that you can wear proudly.

Are you ready to place your order for a unique fantasy headpiece? Then feel free to contact me and commission me to create your dream headpiece today!

Use the contact form here on my website or send me an email to janinagoldphoto[at] I am looking forward to it!


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