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Big fan of all art forms, systems theories, cultural studies, fantasy and sci-fi, costume and fashion history, monsters, essays, novels, biographies, films, politics and most music.

Sundance 2019: @benschilibowl-VRExperience Custom Set Design:

McGrew Studios' custom set design & build for @benschilibowl VRExperience for Felix & Paul Studios. Shown here: the film, Traveling While Black's producer @ayesha_nadarajah

Our custom set design & build for the Traveling While Black VR experience.
Sundance Film Festival: New Frontier.

2019.
For Felix & Paul Studios.

Many thanks to our great new friends, Traveling While Black’s producer @ayesha_nadarajah, plus @nerdydydy and @biankaaaah of Felix and Paul Studios.

 

Installation begins: Joshua Kirkland applies custom decals.


Hraefn Wulfson & Isaac Doubek install flooring.

 

Booths and counter installation.

 

Mirrors attaching to wall.

 

Bianka and Cindy of Felix & Paul Studios add decor including framed photos, napkin dispensers, ketchup & mustard servers plus Ben’s Chili menus-  as early viewers experience the film Traveling While Black.

 

Traveling While Black making news in the Hollywood Reporter

 

Film poster

 

Custom restaurant fixtures, being painted outside our glamorous studios- to match fixtures inside of the real @Benschilibowl locations.

 

Obligatory set-strike selfie.
Jennifer McGrew and Hraefn Wulfson.

 

Loading out and ready to ship set to Los Angeles.
With Mark Putscher.

 

Custom Tailoring: Royal Manticoran Navy Uniforms

Royal Manticoran Navy Custom Uniform

2017. Custom Costume for Dakota

Fans of the Royal Manticoran Navy and Honor Harrington Fan Association celebrate author David Weber’s detailed universe with specific uniforms. We tailored this one for Dakota in a beautiful wool with gold trim, piping and all his military insignia specific to his rank and character in this universe.

Royal Manticoran Navy Custom Uniform
Royal Manticoran Navy Custom Uniform
Royal Manticoran Navy Custom Uniform
Royal Manticoran Navy Custom Uniform

Costume Restoration: Vintage Mr. Peanut

Vintage Mr. Peanut costume, restored and ready for action.

2018:
Melissa’s vintage treasure needed some help.  Hraefn Wulfson restored and repainted her beloved Mr. Peanut costume and now her family can enjoy him for generations!

 

Before: Mr. Peanut’s paint is worn and his internal load-bearing areas need strengthening because of splits and cracks!

 

First, all of his broken armseye edges, glue and foam remnants have to be removed-

 

Next, Hraefn fabricates new ABS plastic support structures and installs them into the armseyes using brand new rivets plus comfy new foam where this costume rests on the wearer’s shoulders-

 

Owning the urban landscape and ready to go home:) Freshly repainted and structural integrity saved! Plus, he gets a brand new monacle and his old scratchy metal screens replaced with new soft fiberglass screens.

 

Melissa, lookin’ like a Boss Mr. Peanut, ready to greet the trick-or-treaters on Halloween!