liquid latex is the magic ingredient If you are a DIY kind of Halloween person, I invite you to consider the advantages of making this year's costume with the materials and methods of [...]
We just taught our first "Introduction to the Organic Armor Arts" in a live weekend workshop. It went so well we have already scheduled the next one: April 16 and 17. We had six creative [...]
As fall turns toward winter we are shifting gears to focus on some big internal changes for Organic Armor. First thing is a top to bottom remodel of our studio. We are based [...]
Two years ago I gathered a wide variety of tutorials together for a month of blog posts about DIY Halloween costumes, from burlesque to zombies, Star Wars to steampunk. I recently realized that [...]
Okay for the last post in the series I'll leave you with my own mini-tutorial. 12 Steps to a DIY Halloween costume 1. Figure out what you want to be. I'm a list [...]
More uncategorizable goodies from my month of gleanings, as well as some follow ups: No dearth of Darth c/o Weburbanist Instructables tute for a very large costume - a Power Loader. It's the [...]
Only 3 more days of my DIY Halloween series. Have you got an idea for your costume yet? Only 32 days left (really less because most of the parties are going to be on the 29th and 30th). Over the month I've found a pile of interesting goodies that don't fit into neat categories. I've packed them up into two posts. Enjoy, and please join our mailing list (box to the left) to get the Organic Armor quarterly newsletters.
Prosthetics used with make-up will take a costume to a new level of awesome. The process was pioneered by make-up artist Dick Smith in the 1970s.
Steampunk is another huge genre and there are many places to go for tutorials on elements of a SP costume. Try Instructables, Costumers Manifesto and Steampunk Empire. I posted some goggle-how-tos on my [...]
What is EL Wire? Electroluminescent wire (often abbreviated to EL wire) is a thin copper wire coated in a phosphor which glows when an alternating current is applied to it. I first saw [...]