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About Varied / Professional Official Beta Tester Michelle "Riley" Carbaugh24/Female/United States Groups :iconpokemoncrafts: PokemonCrafts
Costumes, Plushies, & More
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My poor camera is out of commission with a shattered screen... and I require a new one to continue to photograph my work and record YouTube videos. But this time, I want an SLR to play with.

I'll be working towards a Nikon 3200 and 2 kit lenses: 18-55mm & 55-200mm with VR, to start me out.

If you donate, I'll give you a free CHC sticker, one of my animated business cards to play with, and a doodle if you send me your address... and you could potentially get cooler stuff with higher donation amounts :3 Or you can help buy some things off my webstore like foam or discounted masks: [link]

My Paypal:
:la: Thanks for your help in advance! :la:

Current Projects

Art Status

Commissions - Closed by SweetDuke Requests - Closed by SweetDuke
Trades - Closed by SweetDuke Collaborations - Closed by SweetDuke
Cut Resin Masks: :bulletgreen:OPEN:bulletgreen:
Slots open every Wednesday! [link]

To contact me about anything commission related
please do not send a note to this account.

Send all business-related questions and commission inquiries to my riley[at] email instead. Thanks!

Commission Queue
Updated September 18, 2013

  • :iconkristanalon: Krista +BF - Sketch Challenge :bulletgreen: Paid
    Status: Ready to sketch [waiting on refs]
  • :iconragefaith: Ragefaith & Asura - Wavy Icons :bulletgreen: Paid
    Status: Ready to sketch

Conventions and Events 2014

:bulletblue: A-kon
June 6-8. Dallas, TX
+Bringing Groudon

:bulletwhite: Denver Comic Con (DCC)
June 13-15. Denver, CO

- Work schedule conflict

:bulletblue: Rocky Mountain Fur Con (RMFC)
August 8-10. Denver, CO
+Dealer's table

:bulletwhite: Nan Desu Kan (NDK)
September 12-14. Denver, CO
-May briefly attend

:bulletblue: Midwest FurFest (MWFF)
December 5-7. Chicago, IL
+Might do artist's alley
+Sonar debut

Curious about past events I've attended?
Click here to see the list

What Pokémon costume would you most like to see me tackle eventually? 

122 deviants said Vaporeon
118 deviants said Feraligatr
113 deviants said Noivern
74 deviants said Tyranitar
64 deviants said Garchomp
54 deviants said Latias (Anthro-ized)
50 deviants said Grovyle
48 deviants said Palkia
28 deviants said Tyrunt
9 deviants said Re-do one of your older ones (which one?)



2014 Costume Reveal- Video!

Fri Jan 17, 2014, 7:36 AM

References: Original skin by NishithV, modified/coded by CypherVisor
New journal skin and code modified by CanineHybrid

Hello internetland!

I am happy to announce that today is the day I announce my new 2014 costume project :dummy:

Over the next few hours, I will be releasing hints to give you guys a chance to play the guessing game. Check back every two hours or so for another hint to be added (or follow me on Twitter) and the answer will be given at 6:00pm MST when I launch my newest YouTube video!


If you couldn't already tell what is is, now you get to find out for sure! Check out the video:

I hope you're as excited as I am! This costume project will debut this summer at A-kon, an anime convention in Dallas, Texas.


Michelle "Riley" Carbaugh
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States

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Sirenosaurus Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Will you ever finish you Theod costume?
RawrsuitGirl Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have been waiting for you to ship my resin masks for TWO YEARS. You have ignored my emails, notes, comments, and tweets. I can SEE you being active on other sites. I have lost all of my patience and respect for you as an artist. I WANT MY MONEY BACK NOW!
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
I have been actively responding to you on Twitter promptly, but I have not been active here on DA for months. Only came on here to check the note you told me was sent by you to obtain your address. I'm also not the kind of person who hides comments on my page but I felt it was still necessary to respond here.

I have not been receiving emails reliably and it appears you are not the only one affected by this communication issue; so I am also in the process of setting up a new email service as we speak. I just cannot understand why it is continuously misbehaving and causing several of these stressful situations for me and my commissioners. I truly do deeply apologize for my online absence this past year from recent personal matters causing so much delay to all my work.

But I do believe after tonight's communications, the situation between us has been completely resolved. If you do not agree, please be more than welcome to present further information for us to discuss. Thanks!
shady-maddness Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist
do you sell blanks or only every now and then? i found some one yesterday (a poodle) with your head and i loved it! im looking at a few head makers but id like to maybe commission a blank from you if you sell them ^^
DriftingBlackfoot Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I could use some fur advice, I'm planning on making two moving tails for a friend and myself, one is the tail of the main character, Rin of the anime Blue Exorcist, the other is of similar design but it belongs to my OC Marxson in one of the many forms I have given him. 
I took advice from your materials video and am planning on ordering the fur from the Hancock Fabrics website, my only questions are is there a certain way to fur a moving tail? And would you recommend I sew or glue the fur? If sewing is the best way, is there a way to make it easier on the machine without buying a special needle? 

If you need me to, once I get the skeleton of one of them done, would you like me to post a picture so you can see what I'm dealing with? I would greatly appreciate your advice, and I hope to possibly see you at Nan Desu Kan in September.
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