FaerieKin at LEAF Our part-time studio assistant Nara Hari Dasi is a talented performer and costumer who also works with the wonderful FaerieKin. Imagine a band of singing, stiltwalking fairies wandering through woodland [...]
fill out our survey to win, photo by Tempus Fugit Design with Devyn Ray We posted a teaser about a circlet giveaway on Facebook last week - asking people to subscribe to [...]
Mass Maleficent Selfie We had a great time at DragonCon, one of the largest cons in the US. Held in downtown Atlanta, it is a multi-genre con and quite a force of nature. [...]
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 [...]
What is Lolita fashion? It's ruffles galore, over the knee socks, parasols, cuteness incarnate. My intro to Lolis was seeing a flock of them at MomoCon last spring. There were 10 or 12 of them on the sidewalk, giggling and holding up darling but inadequate parasols as the rain began to fall.