RedBird Props

It's All About The Details

I build props and costume accessories to bring your character concepts to life. 

FAQ

How can I get a commission from you?

I don't take requests for replica commissions! I prefer to work on pieces that are original designs, whether that's mine, yours, or some combination thereof! 

If you want me to build you something, just ask! I love building props and figuring out how to make your vision a reality. All you’ve got to do is send me a message and we can start talking about your build! The first things I'll ask are:

  • When do you need it by?

  • What are you looking for?

  • Is it for cosplay or display?

  • Is this something that will fit into my current build schedule?

Keep these questions in mind when you send me a message about a possible commission. I may not be able to do your commission right away because I have too many other projects on my plate or your event is too soon. The purpose behind your commission helps me determine how it will be built and how sturdy it needs to be, which will often factor into the price!

 

How much does it cost to get a prop built?

That depends on the prop! Custom built pieces vary so widely that I can't possibly set consistent pricing for commissions. My shop, however, will always feature consistently priced items and items that will be restocked periodically, so check that out! Feel free to message me and ask for a quote. 

 

Why do your props cost what they do?

I take a lot into consideration when pricing a prop. Everything from the raw materials costs to the tools I use, the time it takes me to make them, the hours (sometimes weeks) of research, and the years of work I've put into learning how to build the way I do all make up a portion of the estimates and costs I provide. My props are priced in a way that I feel is fair and representative of their quality and labor.

 

How far ahead of time should I commission a prop?

If you need the prop for an event, my recommendation for best results would be to allow for at least 2-3 month’s build time for a large sized prop. Smaller props, 2-3 weeks. I work multiple jobs and exist as a human elsewhere in the world, so I need a decent amount of time to go get materials and make the build to get you the best possible quality prop. I also always like to allow time for shit to happen. Shipping can get misplaced, companies can be out of stock of materials, weather could impact the way something cures. These things are inevitable and impossible to predict, so I like to allow some wiggle room to make sure you get what you need, when you need it. If you’re not sure about the size of your prop or how long you should allow for the build, please feel free to message me and I’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

 

Do you make prop sets?

Sure! Got a big costume planned and want a few different weapons/accessories that all go together? Let me know and we can start talking about timelines and costs of materials. I know for a lot of cosplayers it’s important to have props and accessories that feel cohesive and consistent, so having one person make them is often the easiest solution.

 

You don’t have an example of ____________ on your page. Can you still build it?

Probably! Even if you don’t see a build on my page that doesn’t mean it can’t be done! Feel free to ask me if you’re not sure about a build, and I’ll be happy to work with you!