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We had the pleasure of hosting a short term intern in March. Alyssa, sister of the wonderfully infamous Chainmail Chick, spent her spring break learning how to make Organic Armor. She fit in comfortably and showed a real aptitude. She helped us get started with circlets for our summer inventory. She also made herself a [...]
Tags: alyssa, assistants, elliot, employees, intern, learning, lynette, sean, small business
Busy busy busy lately. Sorry to let the blog languish so. Here is how the Edea headdress turned out. The colors were so much fun! We will be at the Lake Eden Arts Festival May 9 – 12 in Black Mountain, NC. Come enjoy the sweetest music festival in the Blue Ridge.
Tags: colors, cosplay, edea, fainal fantasy, headdress, horns, nautilus, video game costume
Every year since moving to Asheville (4 years now) we have attended the Asheville Fringe Festival in January. And we would say “We should create something for this next year!” And then we would be too busy and forget. But this year we didn’t forget and with the collaboration of the amazing Claire Dima, we [...]
Tags: bebe theater, claire dima, dance, firestorm cafe, fringe festival, indian myth, kali, parvati, shiva
A very happy new year to all of you wonderful freaks! Organic Armor is profoundly grateful for your support this year. May your 2012 be full of genre-bending, dramatic interpretations, alternative futuristic innovations, and the embodiment of the divine! We’ve been rather quiet online for months due to several complicated custom orders. These time consuming [...]
Tags: artist, Asheville area, belly dance, cameo, commissions, costume, Custom, devil jinn, gauntlet, goat horns, mold, neon, new year, pricing, process, sculpting, slip cast, studio, venus uprising
We’re back at the lovely Triboriginal belly dance retreat, hidden away in the autumnal NC mountains. We came here last year for the 1st time and learned so much about the belly dance world. It’s good to see familiar faces and meet new friends. Onca, queen and founder of the event, calls Tribo “Cozy community on an epic [...]
Tags: belly dance, caberet, fusion, hendersonville, jaylee, nc, sidetracked, tribal, triboriginal
We are creature designers for a movie! A few weeks ago we created two special effects creature costumes for The Healer. This is a supernatural thriller currently being shot in the DuPont State Forest just south of Asheville. Written and directed by Giorgio Serafini, it features the rising young stars Joel Courtney and Isabelle Fuhrman. [...]
Tags: creature design, demon, film, Giorgio Sersfini, hendersonville, isabelle fuhrman, joel courtney, special effects, Super 8, The Healer, The Hunger Games
We have been madly slinging latex through heat and humidity to finish Burning Man orders and show inventory. We are taking off for CA in 3 days. We’ll be at the Temple of Visions Burning Trunk Show, in Los Angeles, Thursday 8/11 starting at 5:00. And then at the Prepare for the Playa show on [...]
Tags: burlesque, collaboration, etsy, feathers, horns, Los Angeles, moonshine baby creations, pasties, Prepare for the Playa, San Francisco, temple of visions
Lots of summer shows to prepare for. We are making some new hair doodads for the upcoming Big Crafty show in Asheville next Sunday. We have been talking about making Organic Armor fascinators, hair sticks, hairbands etc. for a year and this is the week to experiment with designs. We’re also making some cool, playing [...]
Wow! This is now one of my all time favorite OA pictures (as of 5 minutes ago when Ray at Red Rayven Photography posted it). The model is the talented Mena Mona Killough, of Charlotte. Ray interviewed us for Beyond Fantasy Magazine yesterday and then shot 3 different outfits on Mena. Will post more as [...]
Tags: belt, bra, burlesque, cabaret, cameo, miss mena, red rayven, steampunk, top hat
Here’s a new photo from our dear Modern Scribe Photography, featuring Amber Shehan in the new feathered pasties. Love it! The feathered parts were made by the talented Moonshine Baby Creations. Purchase these, or a pair like them right here for 45.00.
Tags: autumn colors, burlesque, elves, fairies, feathers, modern scribe photography, moonshine baby creations, orange, pasties