Creative Costuming & Designs - Getting Started

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Creative Costuming & Designs, Inc. (CCD)

Thank you for interest in Creative Costuming & Designs, Inc.!  We pride ourselves in the quality of design we produce specifically for each ensemble. With this in mind, we remind you that the drawings sent to you by Creative Costuming & Designs, Inc. (CCD) are the properties of CCD and are intended to be used by CCD exclusively.

HOW CREATIVE COSTUMING & DESIGNS WORKS

  1. You will contact us through our website portal and provide your information about your ensemble and what you want for your costumes. Please follow the instructions to input or verify your ensembles information is correct and then proceed to submit your costume and show information.
  2. CCD will email you a confirmation stating we received your information.
  3. CCD will email you an automated invoice for a $250 deposit. Once we receive the deposit you will be placed on our production schedule (this is only a deposit and it will be credited towards your final invoice for the current season costumes!) * * *
  4. You will send/fax/email/call in your deposit for $250 via check, school P.O., or credit card.
  5. Upon receipt of the $250 deposit your order is now considered active and CCD will send you your timeline which includes your deadline dates for:
    1. Design approval date
    2. Material approval date
    3. Measurements date
    4. Payment dates
  6. Now everyone is ready to get started on designing and manufacturing costumes for your ensemble!

* * * Deposit refunds on cancelled orders become non-refundable after initial design is sent by designer.

CLIENT & SHOW INFORMATION

  • Please click on the following link which will take you to a web link to complete your client and show information http://creative-costuming.com/order
  • Once this information has been submitted, you will receive an email confirmation and we will provide you with your invoice for the deposit to hold your place on the production schedule.
  • Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this form.

FOR CUSTOM DESIGNS ONLY

  • We need to receive your completed information AND deposit by:
    • November 15th for Winter costume orders
    • June 15th for Fall costume orders

DESIGNING AND SELECTING YOUR COSTUME

CCD is proud that our unique costumes are designed and manufactured with the performers in mind. Our #1 priority is to make your ensemble look and feel their best. We offer a wide range of styles and pricing with 3 levels of design services:

Website Collection – Your delivery date is determined after we have received your deposit. The time of year is also a factor. Click here for Delivery dates

  • You can select a costume from our website and order it exactly as it appears or you can customize the design with color and materials.
  • Our design staff will provide you with a color drawing and materials swatches in your selected color palate
  • Selection of customized materials may increase adjusted price depending upon the material changes you request.
  • Your order is considered active upon receipt of your deposit.

Customized Website Costumes – Your delivery date is determined after we have received your deposit. The time of year is also a factor. Click here for Delivery dates

  • You can select a costume from our website collection AND make changes to the design
  • Customized website costumes use the published base price but the final adjusted price is determined by the changes you request.
  • Your order is considered active upon receipt of your deposit.

Custom Designs – Your delivery date is determined after we have received your deposit. The time of year is also a factor. Click here for Delivery dates

  • Our design team would love to create a custom design for you and your group of performers by utilizing your design, our library of designs or a custom design.
  • $175 minimum budget per costume
  • Fall costumes – Portal Order/Information AND Deposit due by June 15
  • Winter costumes – Portal Order/Information AND Deposit due by November 15
  • There are a limited number of custom design production spots available during each season.
  • It is important that you start early by sending your thoughts and ideas to the designers as soon as possible.
  • We have found that scheduling a telephone conference works great to hash out the details of your information.
  • Custom Designs are more expensive, generally the average is about $185.00 - $250.00, it all depends on the number of fabrics, the types of fabrics and the overall design.
  • Your order is considered active upon receipt of your deposit.

PRICING INFORMATION

  • Website pricing is available when you click on the picture. Generally there will be no changes to our website pricing if you select the costume as pictured and only change material colors. There may be pricing changes if you alter the costume pieces in any way.
  • Quotes for Custom Website and Custom Designs will be provided to you when you receive the drawing of your requested design. Custom Designs require a minimum budget of $175 per costume.
  • Our policy is for all orders to be a minimum of 6 costumes. We will accept orders for fewer than 6; however, there will be an additional fee. Please see the pricing chart below.
    • Minimum order pricing will also apply to post-production add-ons, including REPEAT Parade/Spirit orders.
  • All prices and terms are subject to change.

Base Pricing

No. of Performers
6 and up Base Price
5 Base Price + $5 per costume
4 Base Price + $10 per costume
3 Base Price + $15 per costume
2 Base Price + $20 per costume
1 Base Price + $25 per costume

MORE DESIGN OPTIONS

VARIETY OF DESIGNS : We offer you the option of having a variety of design variations for your ensemble. You will work with our designers to select a cohesive grouping of designs and materials.

Here is our pricing chart showing the additional fees for Multiple Styles, the number of performers in each style.

MULTIPLE STYLES PRICING

No. of Performers
6 and up Base Price + $20 per costume
5 Base Price + $25 per costume
4 Base Price + $30 per costume
3 Base Price + $35 per costume
2 Base Price + $40 per costume
1 Base Price + $45 per costume

VARIETY OF MATERIALS : We call this “Mix & Match”. You will work with our designers and select a variety of materials. The materials will be used in the costume in different places giving the ensemble a cohesive yet unique look. There is an additional fee for “Mix & Match”.

Single design for entire ensemble – Mix and Match materials = Base Price + $15 per costume.

VARIETY OF STYLES AND VARIETY OF MATERIALS : We offer you the option of having a variety of design and fabric variations for your ensemble. You will work with our designers to select a cohesive grouping of designs and materials.

Here is our pricing chart showing the additional fees for Multiple Styles, Mix & Match, for the number of performers.

MULTIPLE STYLES WITH “MIX & MATCH” PRICING

No. of Performers
6 and up Base Price + $35 per costume
5 Base Price + $40 per costume
4 Base Price + $45 per costume
3 Base Price + $50 per costume
2 Base Price + $55 per costume
1 Base Price + $60 per costume

CUSTOM DIGITAL PRINTING – $250 digital set up charge, Design and Production time is extended

We can create a unique look by using custom digital printed materials. It is important for you to know that using custom digital printed material will increase the price of your costumes and extend the delivery time.

Each custom print is created after you have given detailed information to the designer. There are 2 levels of approval before we print the run of fabric.

  • . Approve the digital image created – digital file only
  • . Approve material strike off – 1 yard square piece

Also, when you are considering a digitally printed material there will be a $250 digital set up charge. This fee will be added to your order total.

This fee will cover the graphic artwork, graphic and technical artwork for the printer and the sample strike off piece. Due to this extra cost, this charge is non-refundable and non-transferable should you decide not to use a custom printed fabric.

SAMPLE / PROTOTYPE COSTUMES

We understand that sometimes you would like to see the costume on a person. Keeping this in mind, we offer a couple of options:

  • Website Designs
    • We can send a sample costume of our website designs as shown for no additional fee after your $250 deposit is received.
      1. Should you decide not to continue with an order, your deposit will be refunded, less $30 shipping/return ($220.00 total refund) once the sample costume is returned by CCD.
    • Colors are as shown online and fabrics used on these samples are subject to availability.
    • ALL WEBSITE PROTOTYPES ARE PROPERTY OF CCD AND MUST BE RETURNED TO CDD WITHIN 30 DAYS. A UPS RETURN LABEL WILL BE PROVIDED AND SHIPPED WITH THE PROTOTYPE.
  • Customized Website and Custom Designs
    • Prototypes must be requested at the beginning of the design process so that this can be considered while we are scheduling your production schedule.
    • Prototypes fees are based on your design quote.
    • This option is offered through June 1th for field season and November 30th for winter season.
    • Prototypes must be paid in full prior to shipment.
    • Prototypes must be returned to CCD before production of costumes can begin. We use this to make sure we are replicating the design exactly like your sample.
    • We will return the sample to you with the full set of costumes!

MEASUREMENTS – DON’T FORGET YOUR TIMELINE DUE DATE

Please use Creative Costuming & Designs measuring chart and instructions from our website. It is very important that you fill out this chart completely, providing us all of the measurements on the chart, including the height and weight of each performer. If a measurement is not included when submitted this could slow down the process and delay the delivery of your costumes. Also, please include the skin tone fabric selection for each performer if this was an option for your costume.

PAYMENT – DON’T FORGET YOUR TIMELINE DUE DATE

An electronic invoice will be emailed to the Band Director and primary instructor listed on the Client Information Sheet when your design is finalized.

PAYMENT OPTIONS
  1. 100% Payment due by your published date in the production timeline.
    1. Clears order for shipping once complete.
    2. All organization types are eligible for this option.
  2. School / District-issued Purchase Order for 100% of order total to be received no later than the date provided in the published production timeline.
    1. Clears order for shipping once complete.
    2. Final invoice sent after shipping.
    3. This option is available for payments received directly from Schools, ASB, and School Districts. Independent groups/Booster Clubs – See Options 1 or 3.
  3. 50% Payment with completed “Payment Guarantee Contract” by the published date in the production timeline. Credit form is NOT required for payment / PO’s directly from Schools, ASB and School Districts. Click here for Payment Guarantee Contract
    1. The completed form guarantees payment of the balance within 30 days of Final Invoice (sent after shipping).
    2. A new Credit Information Form is required for each new order.
    3. All organizations are eligible for this 50% option.
  • All major credit cards are accepted via phone/email/fax

    VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER AND AMERICAN EXPRESS

    Click here for Credit Authorization Form
  • School Purchase orders must be faxed or emailed
  • A delay in having this payment on file can potentially delay the delivery of your costumes

DAMAGE, COSTUME DISCREPANCY OR SIZING CONCERNS

Upon receipt of your costumes, please open boxes immediately and fit performers as soon as possible. If you find any discrepancies to the costume you received please let us know within 7 days of receiving the costumes. Once we have received this information, we will access and determine the next step.

Please do not have costume altered without contacting CCD if you feel the costume was not constructed properly.

SHIPPING AND HANDLING

All shipments will be made by UPS Ground Service unless otherwise requested. CCD must have required payment on file before we can release orders for shipment. Add-on/Prototype costumes must be paid full before shipment.

SHIPPING AND HANDLING (US. Only)

ORDER AMOUNT UPS GROUND
(DELIVERED END OF DAY)
UPS 2ND DAY AIR
(DELIVERED END OF DAY)
UPS NEXT DAY AIR SAVER
(DELIVERED BY 3 PM)
$0 - $125 $15.00 $45.00 $90.00
$126 - $500 $20.00 $65.00 $120.00
$501 - $1000 $25.00 $95.00 $150.00
$1001 - $1500 $35.00 $125.00 $180.00
$1501 - $2000 $45.00 $155.00 $220.00
$2001 - $2500 $55.00 $190.00 $260.00
$2501 - $3000 $65.00 $225.00 $370.00
$3001* - $3500* $75.00 $260.00 $400.00
$3501* - $4000* $85.00 $300.00 $430.00
$4001* - $4500* $95.00 $350.00 $460.00
$4501* - $5000* $105.00 $400.00 $530.00
$5001* - $5500* $115.00 $435.00 $635.00
$5501* - $6000* $125.00 $470.00 $680.00

* Ground shipping charges will be waived if
100% payment is received prior to published due date on sales order

PLEASE NOTE: Refunds on shipping charges will not be given for delays occurring once UPS is in possession of the package. This includes delays caused by weather, transportation issues, etc.

* Alaska, Hawaii and all other shipments outside of the US will incur additional shipping rates. That rate will be determined upon invoicing.

If you would like us to use another UPS shipping service other then what is listed above such as Saturday delivery, the rate will be determined at time of request.

CARE & WASHING OF COSTUMES

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  • Hand wash cold, line dry.
  • Do not soak or leave wet in a pile.
  • Do not wash in a machine. “Delicate” or “hand” cycles are not the same as hand washing.
  • Do not use Arm & Hammer deodorant.
  • Do not use Woolite soap.
  • No hot water.
  • No dryer.
  • No iron.
  • Do not dry clean.
  • Cover your costume when using hair spray or perfume.
  • Use Windex to get out grease or oil stains.

HOW TO ADJUST THE LENGTH OF YOUR PANTS

The fabrics we use on our pants do not require a hem, so no sewing is required.

  • Put costume on and make sure the waist and crotch are in the right area.
  • Stand up straight and look straight ahead, have someone else mark the bottom of the pants where they hit the floor behind the heel of the foot.
  • Remove the costume and fold the pants so the legs lay on top of each other and are flat.
  • At the mark, cut straight across the leg to the other side thru both legs.