Quotes and large commissions are closed, but feel free to ask if you have questions. If I open for quotes I will post on all my media sites. Lately I've been mainly posting to my Facebook (Facebook.com/torirozcrafts) if anyone wants to follow more daily progress work. Small items can be found on my etsy (etsy.com/Toriroz)
I may be moving again here in a couple months but it should be my first long term house and I'm excited to finally settle down somewhere permanent. I'm also taking Master classes and so that's eating up my time as well. As much as I would like to take more commissions, I need my personal time too.
Thanks for sticking with me even though I only post a few times per year.
Since it's been so long I just want to catch up on whats going on with me and my art pages.
Since I last made a mascot suit its been.... 2 years? And I would love to get back it. I'm still around checking messsages but I haven't had much in the way of costume progress since I moved into a small apartment to return to school. However, I have been doing small project for sale on my Etsy and veeeeery slowly been working on cosplay items.
My current plan is to move to a bigger house after graduation this spring and then /hopefully/ get a larger work area for my crafts and things! If all goes well I will open for a small, tiny amount of costume commissions. If anyone is interested, stay tuned and check back and I'll be posting on all my media outlets: FB, DA, FA ,LJ, Tumblr, etc.
I do check my messages on all these sites still if anyone has any questions just send me a PM.
Thanks for sticking with me
I'm excited to announce Rozestudio( artwork by myself ToriRoz, and my sister)
will be hosting a booth at Jafax 2014. The convention runs June 21-22 at GVSU in Allendale, MI. The convention is free to attend and I hope some of you can stop by and say hi!
I will be selling:
Perlers, mostly pokemon, large and small sprites, plain and as magnets and keychains
Mega Ring bracelets
Pokemon card charms, keychains, and necklaces
My sister will also be selling:
Handmade plushies, foxes and ponies
Pokemon themed cross stitches
Plus anything else I can scrounge up between now and then.
Commissions are available for some items for pick up at the con.
I hope to See you there.
DF fur, very soft
Follow-me resin eyes
arm stilts made with crutches, with floppy front paws
Rubber mat paw pads
vision out the neck
Size 7.5 feet paws
Made for 5'6" female, upto 160 lbs.
Tail attaches though belt
Head built on bicycle helmet and supported with bungie cords to user's belt
Feel free to ask questions. I am not accepting payment plans at this time
I am graduating college here in two weeks (WOW that went fast!), and I am currently applying for graduate schools across the country. It is very likely that I will be moving very far away to complete my studies, and everything is very up in the air right now. Currently I am applying to several Florida schools including Florida International University for their Master's program in Biology, and by the conversation I am having with one of the professors it sounds pretty promising.
As for my costume work, I don't really want to drop it entirely, but as time goes by it seems like I will need down grade significantly. I may be moving into a tiny apartment with no space for any of my fur and foam. Most likely all of my supplies will be packed up and put into storage for many years to come, and while I don't want that (mostly because it will ruin all my fluffy fur) I don't really see any other options.
I will of course continue to keep an eye on my DA and will try to bring some smaller projects with me. I have one more fullsuit commission that I will be finishing before I move. I might continue making thing, just on a much smaller scale, size wise, not production time, as I barely finish anything as it is! Mostly I will try to make pre-mades, masks, eyes and possible handpaws, ect. What would you like to see up for auction? What type of small items would you be interested in? Lately I have been cranking out small plushies for my nieces and nephews for Christmas, and I might sell similar items as well. I quite enjoy the change of pace, and my next big project is nearly devoid of fursuit- type crafting.
TL-DR: I'm moving super far away, and severely downgrading my production and closing commissions. Premades may be available once I settle down again. What would you like to see for sale? Big or small.
SIDE NOTE-To those who are working currently, fulltime or as a hobby:
My friend helped me to polish my resume and she decided that it would be a good idea to include my costume "business" in there and also add all the awards I have won at conventions. The first response from the professor at FIU,
"..... I did a quick Google search on your name because I was interested in your work experience with costume design. The youtube videos of your work are very impressive; you are clearly very artistically talented. I bet those skills could have some kind of interesting and surprising application in a science career. ....."
I was dumbfounded! I didn't expect anyone to care about my costume work when it has NOTHING to do with my studies as a zoologist, aside from the animal part. To any everyone who is doing this type of work as a hobby, or full-time, keep up the good work, and don't forget to put that in your resume!!! Of course we didn't portray it as "furry fandom", but we did list it as business experience, working with customers, keeping records, and "costume design". It might not be much, but it definitely sounds awesome on my resume
Announcement(kind of), I'm seriously thinking about not taking commissions anymore, and instead doing more masks in my free time(after the current projects of course) and doing ladder auctions if I feel like doing full suits. This way I will be more inspired by each suit and less bogged down with deadlines. They really stress me out. There are plenty of other awesome makers out there that do awesome commissions, but I am definitely more of a hobbiest than a professional. My commissions only cover my hobby costs, and I would like to not have to stress out about them any more.
Lucario: 0% planning in progress
If you have any questions before I open, please feel free to ask.
Please read my Terms of Service, located here www.rozestudio.net/Terms-of-Se… , don't be intimated, it is only to protect me and my commissioners.
Updated base prices are listed below, cost increasing with complexity. Priced in USD, does not include shipping. I ship international.
Foam head base: 100+
Completed Mask: 400+
Hand paws: 70+
Feet paws: 90+
Partial (includes everything but bodysuit): 700+
Bottle cap fish: 200+
I also could do many other projects, such as fake taxidermy, or carved foam base plush, but all other projects would need to be priced on a case by case basis. (ask for a quote).
Commissions are not first come first serve. I will be choosing the projects that I think will best fit my style.
So.... What mask would you buy?
I don't bite! I promise :3
Anyways, now I'm in the after-con-slump and trying to get as much homework and such done so I can get back to costuming.
- Listening to: smooth jazz
- Watching: Black Butler
Alligator- 80% foam complete and teeth installed
Gin- 75% foam complete
Afghan hound- 1% eyes painted
Bebi Oozaru- 0%
Livestreams last weekend went very well and I will be doing more of them. I will post when I will be streaming.
follow-you eye blanks, 15$ unpainted, 20$ painted + shipping
box of foam scraps- 10$+ shipping. pieces average fist size or larger, white and green uphostery foam
- Listening to: Everything
- Reading: Livestream chat
- Watching: Black Butler
- Drinking: water (I'm boring)
Starting at 12:00pm EST I will be starting the Gin (blue akita) mask.
Come join me if you want to ask questions, find out how I make masks, or just to hang out.
Afghan hound- 1%
Bebi Oozaru- 0%
Its Labor day weekend coming up and I have settled into my new place for school. Everyone is going home this weekend so *hopefully* I can get a ton of commission work done My plan is to finish Leinir and get work done on the alligator head. I may be making some premade 3D follow eyes for sale. Let me know what colors would be good.
I may do a Livestream, but I'm not so sure how comfortable I am with that, but let me know if you are interested in joining me for long hours of sewing and foam carving XD My channel is www.livestream.com/toriroz?t=5… but I will post here is I am live or not
Leinir: Body suit 85%
Labwork (alligator): 40%
Letachita (Gin): 1%
I am making fair amounts of progress on my current commission, not quite as much as I had hoped for the summer though I looked at the calender today and find that I won't have much time to work until September. Hopefully *fingers crossed* I will be much more productive during the semester, as it seems that I do better under pressure, and time management with my studies and commissions will most likely lead to higher efficiency ^_^
I might reopen small commissions in a few months for those interested, or make some pre-made items for sale. What types of items would anyone be interested in? Could include anything really :/