Movie sets, costumes, and life in California

 

A little collage start-to-finish of a LED lighting project we did!

This was Audi’s 2014 Pre-Emmy party at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood.

My husband and I wired & built all the RGB LED fixtures, while our friend built the sets/backdrop & stage with his crew. We installed the fixtures the day of the event, which ended up being a very warm, typical SoCal day. We got pretty sunburned!

Everything is controlled via about 34 DMX controllers, over two universes. All in all we used around 100 meters of LED tape, and just under 170 meters of 16/4 wire.

Some convention badges I finished recently!

These are multi media on toned and white paper. They’re a mix of copic, tombow and Prisma markers, polychromos and Prisma pencil crayons, Kuretake and Faber Castell inks, Sai watercolor markers, Sakura gel pens and acrylic paint. These are laminated in 7mil sheets so they’re quite durable and should last through many convention seasons!

Characters copyright their creators.

www.furaffinity.net/user/dragonsquared/

Super proud of these fabric bolt racks my husband and I built.
He got the idea after seeing some racks in the fashion district downtown, and a fire burned in his belly until we got them finished! We welded up some scrap metal we had left over from another project, mainly 2” square steel tubing and L bracket bar, and giant casters that may have come from one of the older Tonight Show sets, ahem. The bolts are on 1/2” galvanized conduit, so it’s all very nice and light, about 9’ tall, and can probably hold a couple hundred pounds. 

Now I have more room to buy more fuuuurrr!

Super proud of these fabric bolt racks my husband and I built.

He got the idea after seeing some racks in the fashion district downtown, and a fire burned in his belly until we got them finished! We welded up some scrap metal we had left over from another project, mainly 2” square steel tubing and L bracket bar, and giant casters that may have come from one of the older Tonight Show sets, ahem. The bolts are on 1/2” galvanized conduit, so it’s all very nice and light, about 9’ tall, and can probably hold a couple hundred pounds. 

Now I have more room to buy more fuuuurrr!

It’s August 5th, so I’ve made a coupon for everyone to show my appreciation for all the support! 

Use coupon code SAVE5INAUG in checkout, and save 5$ on ALL Tail Clutches in stock in my Etsy store!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThreadCat

This coupon is good for 1 week only! After which, prices will return to normal and a limited number of custom commission spots will be available!

Thanks everyone for looking, and spreading the word! : )

Start to finish! About 22 hrs of work put into this cuddly ferocious beast.

I had a head start because I used the basic body shape from my rat plush (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonsquared/11543083005/) and modified it.

I usually always do a trial before cutting into good fabric, and used some leftover muslin to test.

This color scheme is inspired in part by the Ice Candy variant (http://www.vinylpulse.com/2013/08/konatsu-x-q-pop-hyoka-ice-candy-edition-negora.html), but in purple because I had a lot of extra yardage!

The spines on her back took the longest to put together, but they’re very tactile and fun to touch!

Qpop shop here in LA is hosting a gallery show that will be full of Konatsu Negora, I can’t wait to see them all in person!
http://www.cluttermagazine.com/news/2014/06/konatsu-art-show-q-pop-la

This is a fan doll, not for sale. I don’t sell copyright characters. Thanks for looking! :)