Commissions Currently: OPEN
Current Commission wait time: 2-3 Weeks
COMMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN. Only slightly delayed while I build inventory for conventions. Wait times for commissions will change through the year, so keep an eye on this page to see when you should place an order.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to note me or comment below.
My convention schedule:
► Florida Anime Experience, May 24-26 (Orlando, FL)
► The Grand Brony Gala, June 29 (Tampa, FL) [vendor's room]
► Metrocon, July 26-28 (Tampa, FL) [table e9]
► Mythicon, August 23-25 (Orlando, FL) [table e4]
► Umicon, September 6-8 (Daytona, FL)
► ShadoCon, October 4-6 (Tampa, FL) [vendor's room]
► Holiday Matsuri, December 13-15 (Orlando, FL)
You can see most items I've been commissioned for here: sarah-chan.deviantart.com/gall…
I take commissions for OCs, characters, foods, animals, plants, dragons whatever you can think of! You can look through my gallery for ideas on what I can do, but even if you don't see something there you'd like, feel free to approach me with your idea!
How do I place a commission?
► There are several ways you can do this! You can either note me, comment here, or send me an email: email@example.com
When you place a commission, please be as specific as possible when telling me what you want. Even if I seem to be familiar with a series or character, a reference picture never hurts. For example if you say "I want a Sasuke charm." I'm going to ask you if you want Sasuke from the first series with a headband, or Sasuke from Shippuden without the headband. Also what sort of expression you want to have him wear, if you want him blushing, etc. You can save time by telling me all these things up front! The more you tell me right away the faster I can make your item and the faster you'll get it in the mail! So details help, a lot. If you don't supply details I will still ask you about them, but please try to tell me everything you can.
The exception to the rule is if you want me to recreate an item from my gallery. In that case, you could just link me to it and I'll know exactly what you want. :9
Remember there's a wide range of things I can do with charms, from keychains to rings to bracelets and earrings. Always ask me what I can do for you, and I'll let you know!
In addition if you're not 100% sure what you want but have some ideas, feel free to message me with those as well and we can talk it out until we've got a great idea! Two heads are better than one, right?
How much do you charge?
► It's so hard for me to put a set price on commissions because of how vastly different some things can be. Prices vary 100% on what sort of item you want, so if you're curious about how much something would cost just give me the details and ask. I don't mind.
I cannot give you a price until you answer all my questions about your item. I will not forget to tell you the price, so please don't ask me what the price is in every message. I promise I will tell you once we've hammered out all the details.
Since the chibis are popular, I will go over a general outline of them.
Please note chibis are not the only thing I can make! I will literally make ANYTHING for you if you give me reference pictures. Don't think I'm only limited to one thing. I looooove challenges. You can browse my gallery for ideas, or just throw a random challenge at me. Bring it on.
Prices are an ESTIMATE and they may be higher/lower depending on the character you'd like done.
Character Head (just the charm) $10+ depending on character details, hair length etc.
Small 1" - 1.5" tall chibi (just the charm) Starting at $10+ depending on details.
Medium 2" - 2.5" tall chibi (just the charm) Starting at $14+ depending on character details.
Large 3.5" - 4.0" tall chibi (just the charm) Starting at $20+ depending on character details.
Chibi Figurine (3-D, can come with or without a base for an additional fee) measure about 3.5-4.0" tall when standing, about 2.5-2.8" sitting. Staring at $30+ depending on details.
You can note me or comment here with any pricing questions you have! I do offer bulk discounts if you order many things at once, or many similar items like a set of items. Just ask!
When do I pay?
► The cost of your commission must be paid up front before I begin work on your item. Because this is somewhat costly material I'm working with, I need to be paid for the supplies before I can make it. Items are non-refundable so please make sure you're serious before you pay me. There's no penalty for backing out of a commission at the last second if something comes up and you suddenly can't pay. But if you paid for it, it's yours and you can't go back.
How do I pay?
► To complete payment online you need a credit/debit card. Paypal is not accepted for online payments. Payments are processed on Etsy (you do need an Etsy account) or via Square Marketplace. Etsy will be the default for credit card payments, but if you wish to pay with Square please let me know and I'll set it up for you!
I also accept very well concealed cash (USD only) and money orders. Personal checks are not accepted. Personal checks run the risk of bouncing and I am not comfortable accepting them since if a check bounces, I will be penalized a monetary fee, and so will the check owner. It's just not a situation I like. Money orders can be picked up at any Post Office. For information on why I do not accept Paypal, please see the FAQ: grandmathunderpants.deviantart…
If you want to pay with DeviantART points there is a limited number of slots open per month. You can check if any are open by looking at the bottom of my most recent journal entry or ask on this entry. You can see information on how I calculate points totals in my FAQ: grandmathunderpants.deviantart…
When do I get my item?
► Please allow 2-3 weeks for your item to be made after we've agreed on everything and you've paid me in full. Your item may be finished in a few days, and it make take the full two weeks. It all depends on how many orders were placed ahead of yours. If there's any delays, I will be sure to contact you. Please expect a longer wait time automatically around large holidays.
Shipping prices: $3.00 for United States, $7.00 for anywhere else in the world on most orders. If it will be higher, I'll tell you. Packages are sent USPS First Class. All orders come with delivery confirmation so you can track it.
I ship next business day after your order is complete. I cannot ship on weekends because the post office is closed, so keep in mind if your item finished on a Friday, it will not be shipped until Monday morning. Shipping takes 3-5 days domestic United States (depending on where you live) and 6-10 days for International. Sometimes it takes more, sometimes it takes less. I've had packages take 16 days to get to certain parts of Australia, and I've had packages arrive in the UK in as little as 4 days. I cannot give you a 100% estimate on shipping times, only an estimate given to me by the USPS and personal experience. If you think an item has been lost, please contact me.
Will I see my item before it ships?
►Yes! Any commission (unless it's something remade from my gallery) will be posted in my DeviantART gallery after it's completed. I will show the item to you and await approval before shipping it. I will not ship any custom item without your approval, so please get back to me when I send you a link to the item.
If you're ordering something that's been done before and would still like to see it before I ship it, then just ask me to take a photo for you. Otherwise, recreations will ship next business day following their completion and you will not see a photo of them.
Is there any item you refuse to make?
► Very, very few things. I try to keep an open mind and I'm willing to work with any commissioner to help their ideas come to life.
I will NOT make Homestuck items. I've seen the rules on Homestuck crafts (basically you're not allowed to sell any Homestuck crafts, I've heard horror stories of people being threatened with lawsuits from the creators) and honestly it's something I strongly disagree with (artists should be allowed to sell fan-made creations, it helps build fandom and provide something people can't just go to the store and buy) and I don't want the drama. If you have a Homestuck OC, that's fine and I can work with you there. But any of the official characters I won't make. It's nothing against the fandom, I think you guys are great. It's just the rules, so take it up with the creators.
I will also not do any negative, hate-based items against any individuals or groups. This has never come up, but I thought I'd mention it just in case.
As for blood/gore/zombies/nudity, I am 100% okay with that. Even though most of my items are cutesy, I do enjoy doing creepier things. If you think your idea might not be okay, just send me a note and we'll talk!
How do I know you're not EVIL?
►I have tons of feedback you can check out from many satisfied customers who have bought from my website as well as Etsy, and custom commissions! You can check it all out!
DeviantART Buyer Feedback: grandmathunderpants.deviantart…
Google Checkout Feedback: checkout.google.com/reviews/me…
Etsy Feedback: www.etsy.com/people/grandmathu…
In addition, you can see a folder of most of my commissioned work here: sarah-chan.deviantart.com/gall…
REMEMBER TO ASK QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE THEM! I would love to help you and work with you.
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