We’ve had a lot of nice things written about our work over the years. Here is a selection.

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photo by John Farrar, published in Femme Rebelle


March – The Mountain Xpress announced our weekend workshops Learn Skills to Make Custom Costumes

April – We joined our friends from Lex 18 in promoting their “Feast of Thrones” supper club event and got featured in this Studio 62 profile (2nd video) and on ABC Channel 13.

May – Our old hometown paper the LA Weekly featured more than a dozen photos of our models in their slideshow of the fashion show at the Love & Lust Deviant Ball

June – CosCulture Magazine did the most extensive feature we’ve had yet. Includes an Oogoo moldmaking tutorial. “Paul loved the way a costume could shift the reality of the person wearing it – bringing out hidden, powerful aspects.”

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Tempus Fugit Design photo from CosCulture feature

We had a 2-page spread in the style magazine Femme Rebelle, shot by world renowned photographer John Farrar


March – Mr. Incredible interviewed us for Guys Nation

October – Paul was on local television show Studio 62 just before Halloween. Watch the 5 minute clip here.


La Vie Sirene did a wonderful interview with us on her blog, calling it the Lord and Lady of Latex 🙂 “When you feel like unplugging, I can think of no better way than to wander through Organic Armor’s imagery.”


steampunk corset medusa top hat organic armorApril – MOP Blog mentions our participation in the [Re]Happening event at the site of Black Mountain College. We collaborated with Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre and musician Frank Meadows. It was also written up here in the Mountain Xpress.

August – Cosplay blog CosElite posted Spotlight on Organic Armor  by Gillian Hixon O’Daniel, a full feature with lots of photos. “If you can imagine it, I really think Paul can make it.”


January – Mountain Xpress – Announcement of 2012 Fringe Festival Award Winners. We won in the  category “Artist(s) that challenged and/or pushed the boundaries between art forms”

June – Asheville Citizen Times  Made in WNC  Brief profile of our business in the local paper

egyptian belly danceOctober – Yallah Belly Dance Magazine – This is a wonderful interview by Madame Onca O’Leary.

December – Asheville Citizen Times Organic Armor Creates Compelling Costumes, by Jason Sandford. Great long article with several photos. “From Burning Man to bellydance couple dress fans in works of art.”


Mountain Xpress published Curiouser and Curiouser which featured photos with a local steampunk theme, including many of our tophats. By Allie Marshall.


July – Mountain Xpress Narwal Night Lights and Nutria Note Cards  A round up of artists including us at the Big Crafty Indie Craft Show.

September – Mountain Xpress  Because Halloween isn’t that Far Away  is a wrap up of local ways to celebrate. Mentions our DIY costuming tips series. “Local costumer Organic Armor has been regularly adding great DIY costume ideas to its blog. From crazy glasses to fairy wings, they’ve got plenty of inspirations.”


One of the best profiles we’ve ever had – Cover article in Bold Life Magazine “Radical Chic and the Divine Garments of Paul Hersey”

The Mountain Express gave us a nice plug and a photo leading up to the Fall Studio Stroll
“Enter the Riverview Station building on the south side and go upstairs to see the extravagant medieval/Viking inspired costumes”

BlogAsheville included us in their weekend round-up
“It’s the weekend. Do YOU know where your latex bikini and matching bowler are? Organic Armor is ONLY for badasses. Let’s all buy some!”

A photo of one of our custom helmets used by Lucent Dossier is featured in a gorgeous new book called Tribal Revival, by Kyer Wiltshire


Pampered Puppy out of Canada, gave us a wonderful review.
“The quality of workmanship and attention to detail is nothing short of stellar. This is work that will last a lifetime (or two or three pug lifetimes). You’d expect to see this kind of quality on big budget movie sets… but everyday joes like you and I can buy it.”

pug-organic-armor1Trendhunter.com and Your Fantasy Costume, featured our bra and belt sets.

Pupstyle, Fashionista of Canine Culture, made a funny video featuring images from our site and some dramatic Wagner.


Bornrich.com featured our dog armor

Paul was interviewed on the Free Beer and Hot Wings Show. It’s a morning
drivetime Canadian radio program that airs all over the east coast. Thanks Joe!

We got reviewed as the “Oddity of the Week” on Chateau Bizarre, a site that highlights independent designers.

A Norse goddess, outfitted by Organic Armor wrote up a sweet post about us on her Dishymix blog.

Gaygamer said
“Aside from just making sequined scale mail and glittering gorgets for people-folk, they also offer puppy-sized plate for your precious pet! Adorable! And—even better—it makes your dog look a Jim Henson goblin!”

Paul is interviewed at Prepare for the Playa, July 2007

Paul interviewed at Prepare for the Playa, 2007

Velvet Dice Bag via Weekly Geek called us “a dual-classed fantasy-lover/cosplayer’s dream”

The Pet Effect called Organic Armor: “Sauron’s Eye-Catching Armor for Middle Earth Pups.”

CoolBuzz said “Let your dog express its warrior instincts!”

Ask Chewie said:
“This is pure butch. Pure testosterone. No one would mistake me fer some girly poodle in this!!!”

The blog that started the OA viral spread was Gizmodo. Here’s what they said about us:
“Paul Hersey makes fantasy-based armor for you, your kids and, most adorably, your pets. Yes, now your dog can ditch that obnoxious, emasculating sweater and put on a sword-stopping breastplate that’ll make him seem like the badass warrior that you know lurks within.”