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Custom Leatherwork

Let us make custom leather pieces for you, from bracelets and jewelry, straps, belts, keychains, and knick-knacks from eye patches to full head-dresses! We can do anything!

Custom Pouches

We can make custom pouches, pockets, cases, and containers from any cloth or leather you so choose!

Custom Jewelry

Need a handcrafted leather piece to express your unique style? We have you covered, hand made to your measurements to fit you like a glove!

Custom Armor

From bracers to jerkins, scabbards to shoulder-pads, we can outfit you in flexible leather so you'll be the best looking assasin or hero in the land!

About the Designer

Kia Herman is the lady behind Black Gryphon Designs. With costuming experience that ranges from professional to the recreational, she can get you the look you need on the budget you're working with.

bgd_logo_greyWelcome to Black Gryphon Designs, we specialize in custom leatherwork, including to-your-measurements corsets, armor, jewelry, and an array of period and high fantasy pieces.

We are a multifaceted design company specializing in Custom Leather goods, Prop Fabrication, and Production Design. We are taking commissions! Let us help you make magic in a mundane world!

Check Out Our Recent News!

The latest and greatest from Black Gryphon Designs!

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A small tooling project coming up. Two sets of leather "flashes", they're the little flags that are tucked under the tops of the socks in a full dress kilt outfit. I'm excited to see how they go with the owner's full rig! #flashes #leather #leatherart #kilt #highlander #scottish #leathertooling #raven #birdskull #barnowl

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I finally was able to take a decent shot of my leather Death Knight mask. This piece was based on the classic Greek Corinthian helm. #leatherart #helmet #helm #fantasy #deathknight #demonhunter #leatherarmor #costume #larp #renaissance #sca #handmade

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Another still from the amazing Frozen Ever After ride at Epcot! It was so amazing to work on the costumes! #frozen #anna #elsa #frozenfever #frozeneverafter #imagineer #disneyworld #epcot #costuming

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Another shot of the costumes I worked on for the Frozen Ever After ride at my first job for Disney Imagineering. My team worked on Olaf and the princesses! #frozeneverafter #imagineer #costume #anna #frozen #blackgryphondesigns

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So, I can finally announce one of the projects I've been working on at Disney Imagineering! Frozen ever after! Here is a great shot of Olaf, and yes, that's an animatronic! I worked with an incredible team of ladies to create the costumes of Olaf, Anna, and Elsa. Photo taken by BlogMickey, check them out! #frozen #olaf #costume #imagineer #frozeneverafter

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I love the Art vs Artist meme that is going around, so I decided to make one for myself! I snuck an extra "art" in, as I made the costume that I'm wearing in my photo as well! The left is my leatherwork, the middle my costuming, and the right my paintwork. #artvsartist #leatherwork #leatherart #costumedesign #stitchersofinstagram #scenicpainting #paint #leather #artist #art

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The design for the embroidery on a renaissance bodice. I'm really excited about how it turned out. #costumer #embroidery #crewelwork #oak #acorn #oakleaf #costumedesign #seamstress

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Instagram is changing the way your favorites show up in your feed! Please take a moment to click the three dots next to my name, and then click "turn on post notifications" so all of my exciting new projects show up in your feed. #leatherart #seamstress #propmaker #costumer #leatherworker #artdepartment

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Here is a great action shot of the #starwars inspired jacket I modified for @propnoir Thanks for the photo, this was a fun project! #poedameron #finn #londonfog #geekstyle #geekchic #costume #nerdstuff

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Just finished some pleat detail for a StarWars inspired Poe jacket. It turned out very cool, I almost want to make one for myself! #starwars #poedameron #costumer #seamstress #cosplay #scifi #designer #rebelalliance #jedi #finn #theforceawakens

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