Do you take commissions? Where is your commission info? How do I get a commission?
No, we don't take commissions. We don't provide quotes. We have no commission info. We enjoy building what we are interested in exploring at the time, and then we find someone who wants to adopt the costume. We love our character design process, and we work best without deadlines, expectations, using materials we have already invested in. We like to provide a finished product available immediately for purchase. We want to show you what we are capable of making!
How do I get a suit, since I can't order a custom one?
Throughout the year, we announce available fursuits on our twitter account. We either open up for offers for a few days by email, or we auction the fursuit using The Dealer's Den website. Wild-Life fursuits being sold or auctioned by their current owners will also be advertised and promoted on our twitter account.
What are you making next? How long does it take to make a costume?
Follow us on Twitter to see what we are working on! We post concepts and work in progress photos as we work on each project. We generally make one fursuit at a time, each taking a few weeks to a month+ to complete.
How much do your costumes usually sell for?
We consider offers of $3500+. We regularly sell for $4500+.
How do I make an offer?
We post info on twitter when we have an available fursuit for sale. We take offers by email for a few days. Submit an offer for what you would like to pay for the costume, general height/weight info, and anything else you want to include. Once we have chosen an offer, we will email responses to everyone who submitted offers.
What types of payment do you take?
We take cashier's checks, money orders, international postal money orders, and PayPal. A costume will not be shipped until payment clears.
Do you accept payment plans?
No, sorry! If you want one of our costumes, please save up to pay in full. We don't have the shelf space to store more than one project at a time in our tiny studio, we need to move them out quick so we can work on the next!
Do you take trades? Can I trade a fursuit I have for the one you have for sale? Will you make me a suit for free?
No, sorry! We only accept money for our work, this is our job.
Where do you buy faux fur? Can I buy your faux fur?
We purchase faux fur from a variety of sources: Mendels, the LA garment district, Etsy, fursuitsupplies.com, imstuffedfur, #fur4sale hashtag on twitter, and other various sources. We occasionally sell extra faux fur we have in stock on twitter using the #fur4sale hashtag. We will not sell you our own fur stock which you may have seen in WIP photos, on one of our fursuits, etc.
Can a suit be tailored to fit a smaller build?
Sometimes! We post general sizing guidelines with each costume we produce. If you are within those guidelines, but have a lankier build, then we have a few key areas we can tailor, so that it fits even better. Tailoring costs extra. We build our bodysuits to be able to fit a wide range of heights.
Can a suit be tailored to fit someone larger than specified measurements?
Not at this time. Adjustments to make a suit bigger can mean we have to spend days undoing, and then redoing already finished, solid work. We will be building costumes for more sizes in due time as we explore pattern making; we are still learning!
Will you make me concept art, or design my fursona? Can I buy a character design you posted art of?
We only create costume character designs for our own use, sorry!
I am under 18, and I want to buy a costume.
Sorry, we do not work with minors. Wait until you are over 18 please, we will probably still be making costumes!
How do you ship within the US?
Domestically, we ship via US Postal Service or FedEx ground, depending on your location. Shipping fees are paid by the customer, and your fursuit will be shipped in a heavy duty, double-walled cardboard shipping box. We always line our boxes with plastic bags in case of weather damage somewhere along the journey. Generally it costs $40-70 to ship. Shipping is less expensive on the West coast.
Do you ship international?
Yes! Shipping fees are paid by the customer. We ship international through the US Postal Service. Shipping costs vary by country but we are happy to ship anywhere. We have shipped successfully to The Netherlands, Canada, Japan, and Australia. Be prepared to pay customs import taxes. International shipping can cost $90-$300+ USD depending on where you are.
Do you make fursuit sandals?
Yes, we make sandals for most of our new suits now. They are not intended for heavy duty use, but will work for occasional outings to keep your paws looking spiffy. Keep in mind that we build our feet-paws to withstand years of regular outings in convention centers and clean(ish) indoor spaces, so sandals are not necessary unless you want minimal wear and tear.
I have pet allergies, do you have pets?
Please be aware that we have indoor dogs and a cat, but they are never allowed in the studio room or in direct contact with materials or projects. We do our best to keep our work space clean, tidy and animal free, and wash our hands often while working on projects.
Do you make follow-me-eyes, or moving jaws? Do you work with LEDs or animatronics? Do you build "realistic" suits?
We do not currently work with any of these features, or have plans to at this time.
Will you make my child a halloween costume? I need a theatrical costume for a play/event I am involved in.
Sorry, we don't do these kinds of projects!
Do you make fursuit partials, parts, or just heads for sale? Can I buy a tail?
No, not at this time. We only create full costumes. If we ever have extra parts to sell, we will list them for sale on twitter.
Can I wear glasses inside of my fursuit head?
Unfortunately we have no experience accommodating glasses inside of our head builds at this time, sorry!
What parts of a Wild-Life costume can I wash?
We build our costumes in such a way that the entire costume can be washed in a front loading washing machine, many times, if the directions we provide are followed. Head and padding included. Cleanliness and durability are extremely important features to us and we regularly put our own costumes through the washing machine to test out how they hold up over time.
What kind of fan should I buy to dry my costume with?
We love Vornado brand fans! They push air at a high velocity and dry suit parts out quickly. We use a small-room air circulator.
Can I get a hidden zip on my suit?
Yes, for an extra fee of $100 each. Just ask. We will only mod suits that are made by us, no exceptions.
I have a Wild-Life suit and I need to have it repaired, tailored, or new parts.
We take on occasional projects to help out previous customers fix up their well-loved suits. If you have sizing issues, need new hands, pads, feet, neck, or need an older head refurbished, please contact us via Twitter DM for a quote, as we deal with these projects case by case. Matching fur is sometimes unavailable for such projects. Refurbishments are made at an hourly rate, and we only take them on every few months when we have time. Fursuit parts must be cleaned before we will work with them. We will not refurbish, alter, or make parts for fursuits by other makers.
How do I get in touch with you?
If your questions are not answered here, feel free to send us a DM on twitter.