There is no such thing as an “average” cost for a custom costume, prop or product prototype.
Each is unique to its wearer, its budget, its event and its audience.
Yours will be unique as well.
During your appointment, the lead designer(s) will ask you many questions. They may also take some measurements and produce some thumbnail sketches. We need to hear and see all of your ideas. We also need to understand what your product, prop or costume needs to do in terms of its form, function and appearance.
Please bring company logos, accessories, fabrics or color swatches that should be included, plus images, sketches and other visual resources to help us calculate materials, time and labor needed for your project.
Drafting, cutting, stitching and construction costs range anywhere from twice to five or more times the cost of materials, depending on the complexity of your design.
For example, a superhero or fantasy costume with a budget of $600 will be substantially different from a film-quality superhero or fantasy costume that has a budget of 6K or more.
When you meet with us, we can show you samples and pricing of items that our clients have commissioned.
Custom ax for Fox Television. They sent a performer to wear their “Headless Horseman” costume at 2014’s Salt Lake Comic Con, but without the weapon used in the tv series. Hraefn Wulfson created this specialty prop using alternative materials because the convention’s rules forbid metal weapons.