It is with much pride and anticipation I introduce to you Memento Prairi©- a line of jackalope skull dresses inspired by the beauty found in the solitude of the Great Plains. This go anywhere, do anything piece can be dressed up or down easily for any occasion or faerie tale in which you may find yourself.
Dress front delicately displays a luminous belt buckle cold cast in bronze from the hand sculpted idolatre original inspired by memento mori winged skulls found on turn of the century tomb stones. Each is individually polished, sealed, and hand sewn to the dress front. The back of the dress is truly exquisite- a free-hand machine embroidered cutwork jackalope skull gracefully frames the neckline in 10 point antlers. Dress has 2 pockets in which to stash your valuables, spell components, or salt and iron, etc. All seams are encased or are french seams (clean finished with no messy serging) to ensure you enjoy this quality dress for years to come. You may enter or exit this faerie tale through an invisible side seam zipper.
Each dress is produced by hand from cotton embroidered scalloped eyelet fully lined in Kona cotton pop color fabric peeking through the delicate patterned lace. Dress belt and jackalope cutwork skull detail are constructed from the highest grade vegan pleather on the market. Production of this pleather uses 90% less energy and 80% less solvents than conventional synthetic leather methods during production, making it not only the most durable, but the most eco-friendly pleather as well.
Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry. Cool iron (never iron PVC, although it may appreciate your whispered spells...). Select your size from the drop down menu, or select "custom" to have a dress made to measure, just for you.
Bust - 33"
Waist - 25.25"
Bust - 33.75"
Waist - 26.5"
Bust - 34.75"
Waist - 27.25"
Bust - 37"
Waist - 29.5"
Bust - 40"
Waist - 32.5"
Bust - 43.25"
Waist - 35.5"
Bust - 47.25"
Waist - 38.5"
Thanks for looking. <3
Photo Credit: Carl Faulkner www.instagram.com/visualtaffy
Model Credit: Photo 1- Lola, Photo 2- Electric Alivia, Photo 3- Lola, Photo 4 (from left to right)- Lola, Trixie Divine, Electric Alivia, Karina, and Seage
***All designs, logos, and photos are property of Idolatre Clothing Co. and MAY NOT be used without specific written permission. Violators will be prosecuted.***
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Everything I make is handmade from scratch. For real. Many horn sellers on Etsy purchase Party City horns to paint or modify into headpieces, but all of mine are made from the ground up. (If you'd like to see a direct comparison illustrating why handmade is so much better than re-purposed/revamped costume store pieces, check out this picture of a headdress I made when I was just getting into headdress making arts specifically in 2010 with purchased horns: https://www.etsy.com/listing/46369420/maenad-ram-horn-headdress?ref=shop_review vs this same headdress style with horns that were cast from my original sculptures: https://www.etsy.com/listing/60339371/maenad-ram-horn-headdress Way better, right? I thought so, too.)
Post casting there are a variety of tasks performed to ensure you get high quality pieces of art. First, all pour spouts and vents are delicately cut off the pieces. Then seams sanded, & small details replaced that may have been lost during the previous processes. Each piece is inspected for imperfections, and corrected with a dremel. If the pieces are to be mounted on a headband, oblong holes are removed from the base, & the openings are sanded to reduce elastic friction. If the pieces are scheduled to be painted, they would then be primed with a spray primer for best paint adhesion, then coated with acrylic spray paint for their base coat. After 3-6 hours cure time for both spray steps, they are ready for hand painting & mounting. Whew!
I print all my shipping from Etsy directly, so this is not an option. I also will not undervalue a package being shipped internationally as I include insurance for the full value of the package contents. Even when marked as a gift, tariffs can still be charged when it is opened and inspected by a customs officer at the border if it looks suspiciously like a purchase, which purchases usually do. I can be held responsible legally and FINED for lying on customs forms. The fines for these violations are huge, and I will not take that risk. Additionally, please note that I will not give refunds for items returned to me due to non-payment of import dues. Concerned? Check: simplyduty.com/import-calculator to calculate costs incurred by your gov.
I'm sorry, but I do not wholesale my resin components. I sell individual unfinished resin pieces as an egalitarian gesture to individuals who would not otherwise be able to afford a headdress so that they can still purchase something in their price range and create their own magic. Art is my full time job so I know all about wanting wonderful things that cost more than I can afford! It should go without saying, but: ITEMS PURCHASED MAY NOT BE REPLICATED WITHOUT SPECIFIC WRITTEN PERMISSION. NO EXCEPTIONS.
That said, I do offer wholesale discounts on completed headdresses purchased in quantity, so if you're doing a group cosplay, stocking your boutique, or outfitting your theater or dance troupe do not hesitate to ask!
Absolutely! I'm flattered you would want to use my art in the creation of your own. In fact, feel free to use the coupon code PHOTOSHOOT10 at checkout for 10% off your purchase.
Part of the hard work that goes into making visually compelling products is sourcing wonderful materials. This takes a lot of time and effort, and helps my items look unique. If I gave away the sources that I have worked hard to acquire, it would compromise the individualism of my shop. This is actually part of the reason I've evolved my store to make almost all my own components & findings- because if they are purchased from a vendor, people will find that vendor, then all of a sudden 40 copy shops pop up on Etsy attempting to make something suspiciously resembling your products. Needless to say, that it's more than disheartening when you work so hard to develop your own unique designs. So sorry, but I'm not sharing sources.
Nope! The horns and antlers are composed of Smooth Cast 300, a polyurethane resin. Not only that, but they're not cast from real horns or antlers, either. Which means that not only are they more balanced and far lighter weight for a human head/neck than their natural counterparts, they're also symmetrical little works of art for your head that are completely vegan from start to finish. Likewise with the fur- it's all high quality acrylic and animal free.
Sorry, all my prices reflect the time it takes for me to make the items and the cost of materials. This is more than an expensive hobby for me, this is how I make a living.
I'm afraid this is not a service I offer as the time to stage and take the shots is not included in the cost of the item.
Aug 21, 2015
This dress is stunning! The details are amazing. True to size and great fit. This sellar continues to make some of my favorite things ever.