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Interview with Karol Bartoszynski

1.. Can you give me a brief history of your business? How did your company come to be? What were some challenges along the way?I’ve been tinkering with costumes since I was a teenager, but most of my work had been for myself, except for the occasional commission.. It wasn’t until 2012 that I sold my first item on Etsy, a horse tail mohawk headdress, which I had developed for an event I was running…

Monsterpalooza 2017

I had heard that Monsterpalooza was a good place to vend, so I gave it a shot. I figured there was probably a good bit of horror and stage wear/post-apocalyptic crossover. Monsters could look pretty good in some of my stuff. And maybe a special effects company would like my stuff enough to hire me to create wardrobe for their projects.This was y first time at Monsterpalooza. I had heard about it i…

Blackest of the Black Fest 2017

Just as I was finishing up my showpiece black jacket for Monsterpalooza (the jacket became the prototype for the Fraktur Mark-II jacket), I found out about Blackest of the Black, and thought, "Wow. A concert festival with a line-up of industrial & metal bands. This jacket would be perfect for this event!" I sent an email to the vendor coordinator and sent in an application for their…