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I get asked a lot where my costumes come from and here is a list :)
steampunk brown corset
grey corset:
red 18th century dress:
wuthering hieghts dress and leather stays:
corset and cape:
Black medieval dress…
Tudor dresses (be wary of this ebayer)…
Blue Marie dress
Mini steampunk hat…

Costumes I have made..I use simplicity and Butterick patterns or I make my own patterns
steampunk fairy dress/tutu
eyown dress
Halloween striped dress
Red bustle dress
Yellow dress
pink rococo dress
Corpse bride dress
Horror Babe dress
steampunk dress
Titania dress
red medieval dress
White chemise
Ophelia dress
Sleepy hollow dress



Gretchen Byers
Artist | Student | Photography
United States
Frequently asked questions

Where did you get that Dress?
You can see my costumes list here

What Are you terms of use?
You can see my full terms here

Can I make a Request?
You can see my terms of requests here

Why do you charge for Some stock?
Stock is expensive to create so I counter some of that expense by charging for some stock. Some of my dresses put me out hundreds of dollars! I also offer Exclusives to give artists stock that not everyone will have. The stock I feel could be easily abused I only offer as exclusives to control who uses the image.

If stock is so expensive why don't you buy cheaper clothing?
A dress that cost $300 dollars will last longer, look better, and make the stock unique. A halloween costume, while fun to look at, can not stand up against a work of wearable art. Halloween costumes can also look cheap and unauthentic as far as period styles go.

What equipment do you use?
You can see my studio and my room :) here


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So, as you may have read in the post before I had a popular band use my stock, but never send me the agreed upon compensation. Since it seems, the Band leader Dani Filth is choosing to ignore my emails I am going to disclose to  what happened. 

I was contacted last year by :iconjessgrafx: through deviant art that she wished to use my Pippa stock for album art for the band Devilment. I agreed to send her a release on the grounds that I would receive a copy of the CD. Well the image was used, and the album came out in Novemeber 2014. 

Image used with image in CD
Screenshot by magikstock

I sent several emails before finally receiving a reply from :iconjessgrafx: She told me Dani, the frontman, was supposed to send it out, and that she had emailed him about it. Soon after I received an email from Dani Filth, which he accused me of contacting the now EX guitarist Daniel Finch about the image. He told me not to have contact with him at all. On a side note I am sure the artist had contacted the guitar player, and Dani Filth was confused about who emailed who. Anyway, He asked to have the photographer email him with an address to send a CD and a Vinyl. As you have probably figured out by now I am the Model and I take the pictures. So, I emailed him letting him know I had taken the image and was the model….I Never received an email after that, and that was in February. I tried emailing both Dani Filth and the artist :iconjessgrafx: (both on DA and email) again in April, but have not heard anything back from either of them. 

I am guessing the Artist got paid on time, but I guess who cares about the girl in the background? I feel that as an artist you should be on top of the stock you use, and make sure that proper compensation and credit is given. I think I feel more betrayed by the Artist then the band at this point. 

The situation sucks, and this isn't the first time stuff like this has happened to me on DA. This time around it was just done by a pretty major group on a large scale. If you have wondered why Stock artist leave DA or only upload premium content this is exactly why. We work super hard. The image they stole was taken in my room (with all my stuff shoved to the side) with lights I got for christmas, with a camera I worked hard to save money for, a backdrop which was bought with birthday money, and in a dress that cost me several hours of work to pay for. Hundreds of dollars spent and many hours went into prepping for that single image. So, it stings when you ask for little in return, and people treat you like dirt. So, please please remember this when you use stock images off DA. We work just as hard as you do, and we and our images deserve respect. 

Bands Facebook.…

Artist: :iconjessgrafx:

Terms of Use

:star: :star: :star: Basic rules to follow! :star: :star: :star:

Send link (Mentions are NOT acceptable)
Deviantart and redbubble prints okay
Ask for commercial use (other then prints)
I allow airbrushing practice,but please see conditions below!

:star: Full terms of use :star:

:) I HOLD the copyright to the images on this site. By downloading you agree to my rules, and understand you are licensing the images only.

:) YOU MUST link back to my site (in picture description) or near image is used on other sites

:) YOU MUST either send me a note, picture comment, or comment with a link to your art. Mentions are NOT an acceptable form of Notice of Use

:) YOU HAVE my permission to submit your work as a print! Print runs should NOT exceed 1000 prints (Anything over 1000 I would like a small donation or a copy of the print/item) This is to either make me do a dance or to continue my stock site :dance:

:) You can use my stock outside DA as long as you make the proper credit and send me a link to where it will be used.

:) My stock is for non commercial use (*means not for Advertisements/profit from the original unedited image or over 1000 prints) For commercial means please contact me first. Commercial use journal here… You may use the manipulated images for prints etc

:) DO NOT use my stock to make other stock pictures or use them for tubing!

:) DO NOT just change the color burn dodge make it black and white etc put some effort in it. See journal here…

:) Airbrushing/editing practice is allowed BUT if the image is a purchased image I do not allow the editing image to be available for download! In the description of the image YOU MUST state it is airbrushed. The image MUST be in the manipulation section of DA

:) MY original stock images may NOT be distributed or downloaded anywhere but from here on my deviant art page or my website.

:) DO NOT post pictures using my stock in photography sections you did not take these so it is not your photography skills being displayed

:) Your free to be creative but please keep the pictures from this site with models tasteful. Please no fetish or hatful content! Please only artistic nudity other then that your free to do what you like
(artistic nudity does not include pornographic content and I will ask you to remove it)
FAQ #565: You prohibit the submission of 'pornographic imagery'; what do you consider this to be?

:) Be careful this is not me!!!!! Please dont send your credits to these accounts! or this one

:) MODEL RELEASE. If you need one I will be happy to send on along for you

:) If you want to use an image for an event/poster please contact me first


:star: Exclusives :star:

:) Exclusives have the same rules as regular stock!

:) Exclusives can not be used by anyone who has not purchased them for anything!

:) NO Traditional art reference if you do not purchase the image first! I will have the image removed!


:star: Commercial Use :star:

:star: prints on DA, redbubble, etc are allowed as long as the print run is less then 1000 prints

:star: I do allow my images to be used on covers. However, If you would like to use the image for a book cover,CD cover, puzzle etc please contact me first. Failure to contact me before the image is used in print is copyright violation.
:star: You may see journals here >>

:star: Commercial use. Please contact me first. MY Definition of commercial use here…

:star: Please note using my images for commercial use does not include being published in magazines or similar awesome opportunities for you the artist. All I ask is do be notified of such publishings so I can go get a copy!

:star: if you would like to use my images in an advertisement for your product you can purchase a license or send me a copy of the final image/item (deviantart members only, but can be negotiated)

:star: When using my stock for commercial use I do ask for a donation of some kind to my stock fund or a physical copy of the book, CD, etc


:star: I work with several costumers/etsy sellers in the advertisement of products. If you are interested in exposure for your product or images to use for your site/auctions please contact me :love: (this includes links to your items in my descriptions and on my front page as well as recommendations by me to individuals who ask about costumes/items)

:star: IF its for anything else or you have a question please send me a message first

:star: You can still use stock that I have deleted off my site (same rules apply)

FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?


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