Here's what's up at Organic Armor - Saturday, July 23, 2016:
New website in process! That means this (old) site has missing pictures and navigation issues. We are also having email delays. But it's going to be super beautiful SOON so if you can't find something, please check back in a day or two!

DIY

5 Reasons to Make Your Halloween Costume Out of Organic Armor

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 [...]

August 25th, 2016|Categories: courses, DIY halloween, students, teaching, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Live Workshops

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 [...]

February 28th, 2016|Categories: courses, Events, teaching|Tags: , , , , |

Winter Plans

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 [...]

November 16th, 2012|Categories: Asheville area, Website|Tags: , , , , , |

DIY Halloween: the series

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 [...]

DIY Halloween: 12 Steps to Costume Nirvana

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 [...]

October 4th, 2010|Categories: DIY halloween, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

DIY Halloween: Odds n’ Ends 2

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 [...]

DIY Halloween: Odds n’ Ends 1

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.

DIY Halloween: Ears, Teeth, Fingers (Prosthetics)

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.

DIY Halloween: Steampunk

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 [...]

DIY Halloween: EL wire & Light FX

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 [...]