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Giveaway time!

We’re giving away a first-come, first-serve coupon for 25% off (minimum order $300).  The coupon code is the answer to the following question:

Which Disney villainess did Marika recently cosplay? (all lower-case)

First person to use the coupon code on their order gets it!  Act now!

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PVC Suits,Latex Suit,Latex Rubber Costumes in Vashoo - ALL KNOCKOFFS!

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Oh boy… here’s a fun one.  I can’t even count all the designers they’ve ripped off.  Seriously, I haven’t seen anything this bad since the early days of catfish and slickdot!

Fun facts about our friends at vashoo - they’re based in guangzhou (same city as Slickdot and Catfish) and they are one of the web’s first online stores - hailing all the way back to 2008! (Which actually makes Kink Engineering a pioneer of e-commerce).

Their market base is “the fashion conscious 18-35 women’s wear market”, and they “aim to be exciting and innovative”… no better way to do that than blatantly stealing other designer’s images!

Let’s have some fun with this one, shall we?  The first five people to reply to this post with a link of the original item (from the designer) and the link to the corresponding knockoff on vashoo will receive a 10% off coupon from Kink Engineering.  Note that you can’t use the same designer twice, and to add a bit of a challenge, I’m not going to allow Libidex as a submission, because half of their catalogue is on there.

Have at it!

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Contest!  Funniest photo-reply to this WINS A LATEX LUCHA HOOD from Kink Engineering.  Photoshop something on that sign!

Rules: Reply by tumblr photo-reply OR email the photo to info@kinkengineering.com (max file size 500kb)
Winner will be chosen by FUNNIEST thing on the sign.  Don’t be creepy.Contest ends at the end of LUCHA DAY (Today, May 5th 2012)

Reblog Mini-contest: Know your followers might be interested?  If you re-blog/re-tweet/Inform the eventual winner (we’ll ask where they found out about this) we’ll give you a $50 gift certificate to our store! 
(Gift certificate is also good for latex sheeting over at www.sheetlatex.com's part of our store)

Contest!  
Funniest photo-reply to this WINS A LATEX LUCHA HOOD from Kink Engineering.  Photoshop something on that sign!

Rules: Reply by tumblr photo-reply OR email the photo to info@kinkengineering.com (max file size 500kb)

Winner will be chosen by FUNNIEST thing on the sign.  Don’t be creepy.
Contest ends at the end of LUCHA DAY (Today, May 5th 2012)

Reblog Mini-contest: Know your followers might be interested?  If you re-blog/re-tweet/Inform the eventual winner (we’ll ask where they found out about this) we’ll give you a $50 gift certificate to our store! 

(Gift certificate is also good for latex sheeting over at www.sheetlatex.com's part of our store)

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Raffle Update: Drawing very soon

Absolute last chance for our “Get her to Gord” raffle - as we have now returned from the trip safe and sound… and Archean has had a ton of fun with House of Gord!

Drawing will happen in the next couple of days and winners will be emailled directly.  We sold a grand total of 69 tickets so your chances of wining are pretty good… excitement time!

Thanks again to everyone who purchased a ticket, and good luck!

Click on the picture for details of what we are giving away to those who jumped on board.

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We have a winner! KAIJUU!!!
With lucky reblog spot #14 (counting in reverse).  I’ll be in touch with you to get a shipping address for your autographed Rubber Life Book and Custom Prize from www.laserlatex.com (wristband, armband or collar!)
Keep in mind that there is also a raffle on right now to help fund sending Archean to the HOUSE OF GORD.  Airfare is mighty expensive, so grab a $5 ticket to win $500 of Kink Engineering and Necronomicox swag!!!
The Draw was by random number generator, as seen below in setup/result screen grabs, and a list of those who re-blogged.  Thanks everyone, and we’ll see you next time we are giving something fun away!

Set Up…

Contestants: 
 1-makototz reblogged this from latexfetishblog 2-creativehump reblogged this from latexfetishblog 3-goreandkandi reblogged this from kinkengineering 4-chainsawhoney reblogged this from kinkengineering 5-violetviolentviolence reblogged this from kinkengineering 6-latexfetishblog reblogged this from latexcatsuit 7-janiel reblogged this from extralatex 8-extralatex reblogged this from ego-assassin 9-simclash reblogged this from ego-assassin 10-feline643photography reblogged this from agatka-alt-model 11-twilitnico reblogged this from kinkengineering 12-agatka-alt-model reblogged this from ego-assassin 13-ego-assassin reblogged this from kinkengineering  14-kaijuu reblogged this from kinkengineering 15-vudujuju reblogged this from kinkengineering  16-bootfetish reblogged this from latexcatsuit 17-rubberraven reblogged this from kinkengineering 18-reistorm reblogged this from rubberdanny 19-hsmt reblogged this from latexcatsuit 20-sven-blackheart reblogged this from latexcatsuit 21-jakkicake reblogged this from kinkengineering 22-rubberdanny reblogged this from latexcatsuit 23-serendipityslave reblogged this from latexcatsuit 24-rubybronx reblogged this from indecentillustration 25-latexcatsuit reblogged this from kinkengineering 26-omgmyface reblogged this from fuckyeahbondage 27-thoughtdevourer reblogged this from kinkengineering 28-poisonneus reblogged this from kinkengineering 29-fuckyeahbondage reblogged this from kinkengineering 30-indecentillustration reblogged this from kinkengineering
Original Contest Post: http://kinkengineering.tumblr.com/post/7221031579/contest-3xl

We have a winner! KAIJUU!!!

With lucky reblog spot #14 (counting in reverse).  I’ll be in touch with you to get a shipping address for your autographed Rubber Life Book and Custom Prize from www.laserlatex.com (wristband, armband or collar!)

Keep in mind that there is also a raffle on right now to help fund sending Archean to the HOUSE OF GORD.  Airfare is mighty expensive, so grab a $5 ticket to win $500 of Kink Engineering and Necronomicox swag!!!

The Draw was by random number generator, as seen below in setup/result screen grabs, and a list of those who re-blogged.  Thanks everyone, and we’ll see you next time we are giving something fun away!

Set Up…

Contestants: 

 1-makototz reblogged this from latexfetishblog
 2-creativehump reblogged this from latexfetishblog
 3-goreandkandi reblogged this from kinkengineering
 4-chainsawhoney reblogged this from kinkengineering
 5-violetviolentviolence reblogged this from kinkengineering
 6-latexfetishblog reblogged this from latexcatsuit
 7-janiel reblogged this from extralatex
 8-extralatex reblogged this from ego-assassin
 9-simclash reblogged this from ego-assassin
 10-feline643photography reblogged this from agatka-alt-model
 11-twilitnico reblogged this from kinkengineering
 12-agatka-alt-model reblogged this from ego-assassin
 13-ego-assassin reblogged this from kinkengineering 
 14-kaijuu reblogged this from kinkengineering
 15-vudujuju reblogged this from kinkengineering 
 16-bootfetish reblogged this from latexcatsuit
 17-rubberraven reblogged this from kinkengineering
 18-reistorm reblogged this from rubberdanny
 19-hsmt reblogged this from latexcatsuit
 20-sven-blackheart reblogged this from latexcatsuit
 21-jakkicake reblogged this from kinkengineering
 22-rubberdanny reblogged this from latexcatsuit
 23-serendipityslave reblogged this from latexcatsuit
 24-rubybronx reblogged this from indecentillustration
 25-latexcatsuit reblogged this from kinkengineering
 26-omgmyface reblogged this from fuckyeahbondage
 27-thoughtdevourer reblogged this from kinkengineering
 28-poisonneus reblogged this from kinkengineering
 29-fuckyeahbondage reblogged this from kinkengineering
 30-indecentillustration reblogged this from kinkengineering

Original Contest Post: http://kinkengineering.tumblr.com/post/7221031579/contest-3xl

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TUMBLR USERS: REBLOG TO WIN!
Win a free (and autographed!) hard copy of "Rubber Life" the new book by 3xL of the Lust Love Latex blog!   It’s a great intro to the rubberized lifestyle, and a great conversation piece for your bookshelf!
ALSO WIN: A free latex collar, wristband or armband from Kink Engineering with a custom Laser Cut overlay with words or logo of your choice (Laser cutting by www.laserlatex.com)
Total Value: ~$95 USD
"How do I win?" You might ask.  That’s a good question!  Simple: 
Just re-blog this post with the response "It’s very common to like latex" so that more people can feel comfortable about their hidden passion for rubber. The book is a GREAT intro for those who might be a bit afraid to get into the rubber scene… so the more people who can see the message "It’s very common to like latex" the more people might break out of their shell, and try on some rubbery encasement.
I’ll go through my re-blog (and re-re-blogs) on tumblr on July 11th (a week from today), count up the total number of re-blogs and award the prize by random number generator.  I’ll contact the winner via their tumblr, and get details on what you want from Kink Engineering, and to get shipping info.  The latex wrist/armband will come from me, the book will come directly from Denmark where 3xL hangs out.
Good luck, and good work spreading the news that liking latex is pretty common.  I’d say it’s almost normal.  Certainly not weird.
- UPDATE 20+ re-bloggers are already on my list to win!  Nice job everyone!

TUMBLR USERS: REBLOG TO WIN!

Win a free (and autographed!) hard copy of "Rubber Life" the new book by 3xL of the Lust Love Latex blog!   It’s a great intro to the rubberized lifestyle, and a great conversation piece for your bookshelf!

ALSO WIN: A free latex collar, wristband or armband from Kink Engineering with a custom Laser Cut overlay with words or logo of your choice (Laser cutting by www.laserlatex.com)

Total Value: ~$95 USD

"How do I win?" You might ask.  That’s a good question!  Simple: 

Just re-blog this post with the response "It’s very common to like latex" so that more people can feel comfortable about their hidden passion for rubber. The book is a GREAT intro for those who might be a bit afraid to get into the rubber scene… so the more people who can see the message "It’s very common to like latex" the more people might break out of their shell, and try on some rubbery encasement.

I’ll go through my re-blog (and re-re-blogs) on tumblr on July 11th (a week from today), count up the total number of re-blogs and award the prize by random number generator.  I’ll contact the winner via their tumblr, and get details on what you want from Kink Engineering, and to get shipping info.  The latex wrist/armband will come from me, the book will come directly from Denmark where 3xL hangs out.

Good luck, and good work spreading the news that liking latex is pretty common.  I’d say it’s almost normal.  Certainly not weird.

- UPDATE 20+ re-bloggers are already on my list to win!  Nice job everyone!

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Archean's World: What goes in to dressing a Miss Rubber World contestant?


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Well, I’m home from New York and Cuba and thought it might be a good time to write my first blog as the current Miss Rubber World…

It’s been a long time since I first heard about the competition from Slinka at Ego Assassin. They were working on a VERY loud catsuit for Dawnamatrix – a neon  orange and UV blue circuit board number that left them with weeks of eyestrain and left Dawn with one hell of an attention grabber.  It didn’t win Miss Rubber World – Jean Bardot swept in and took the 2009 title, but it did pique my interest in the competition.  I vowed to be Miss Rubber World 2010.


Bad timing kept me from competing in 2010 – I was finishing up grad school when I should have been preparing, my boyfriend Matt was two weeks away from leaving his full-time job by the time the competition rolled around.  It was a perfect storm of too busy mixed with no planning, so we delayed for another year. Dawnamatrix won, wearing that same Ego Assassin catsuit I helped make paired with one of her kimonos.  Part of me was relieved – I knew at the time I didn’t have it in me to beat Dawn (who won on her third time running).  I saw her winning as a call to step up my game.  If I was going to win in 2011, I had to be better than Dawnamatrix!

In September 2010 I got to meet Dawn and her fiancée at the Montreal Fetish Weekend at a “Designers Dinner”.  Matt and I felt like we had come a long way since our humble beginnings a few years prior.  Amongst other things, I got the opportunity to chat with Dawn about running for Miss Rubber World – what was the competition all about?  What did the judges score upon?  What could I expect?

I decided shortly thereafter that I wanted to compete in 2011.  I was the second contestant to sign up, and eager to get to work.  In early October I sat down with Ego Assassin to figure out our game plan.  Matt and I aren’t clothing designers, and although we did make one of my outfits, I wanted something really outstanding, really bizarre, really me.  That meant getting Ego Assassin on board.  The idea was a rough sketch at first:
– A red catsuit (we have a delicious blood red sheeting that I was dying to use) to make my skin look red.  
– A black body over top of that to make it look like I was wearing something for a bit of modesty.  
– Something on the shoulders and thighs (overlays?) to give it a little extra “oomph”
– Shoulder/neck armor to broaden my shoulders and balance my large thighs

That’s what I gave them… not an easy task.  Having to deal with custom orders myself, I knew enough to give them plenty of time to design something for me, and they certainly didn’t disappoint!  56 hours of labor – almost all of which we captured in stop-motion video – gave me one incredible outfit.  The first two points that I gave them were simple enough, and they stuck to my sketch faithfully.  But the areas where I was vague – that “something” on my shoulders and thighs, that “armor” was where they really shined.  Choosing a designer whom you admire and giving them free reign can be intimidating, but as with taking any risk, the results can be outstanding.  This was the case for my catsuit.


I wanted some kind of texture on my arms and legs, they gave me custom arcane screen prints.  I wanted something to bulk out my shoulders, they gave me a 200 piece interlocking samurai-style shoulder armor with a tail.  Impressive doesn’t begin to cover it.  The outfit was finished just before Christmas – two and a half months after we first started talking about it (take note if you’re buying custom designs, this is a pretty standard turnaround time).



In the meantime, I needed a second outfit to wear and a performance piece.  I knew that I wanted something equally kick ass as my second outfit, but to add an additional challenge, I decided to design it myself.  Matt expressed some interest in doing inflatable latex, so the decision was obvious – Tank Girl!  I’ve dressed up as Tank Girl many, many, many times… but never in latex.  I thought some inflatable rocket boobs would be a great project.  Fairly simple, but high impact.  So Matt set off to work on the boobs, and I set off to work on the shorts and hat.

Let me say that designing form-fitting clothing is NOT easy.  I’m really good with latex, and work full-time in the latex industry.  But patterning clothing?  That I usually leave to Matt.  The shorts gave me more hassle than they were worth, but after five iterations (yes, FIVE iterations), I finally got them right.  The hat was just plain fun.  I love making crazy outfits… and had set myself a firm deadline for this one.  It had to be finished by the end of October to give it a test run at a superhero themed fetish party.

Fortunately, a rough version of the outfit was finished in time for the party and as luck would have it, Fetish stylist of the stars “The Richard” was at the same party.  He was impressed by my outfit, but spent a good 10 minutes giving me critique on how to improve it.  His advice proved invaluable.  I added a bullet belt and some stockings, changed up the makeup, cut out a couple of extra useless accessories (while the ladle looked cool at a party where I could beat people with it, it might be odd on stage!).  The end result was pretty spectacular!

Finally, the outfits for the performance – this was simpler.  We already had most of the outfits made, so apart from a few small accessories and a last minute trip to a tailor to make a vanilla dress burlesque-friendly, there wasn’t much to do.  The performance itself was a different matter!

I knew that I wanted to incorporate an upright vacbed into the performance, and we had a great idea to project slides or video onto the vacbed while I was in it.  This would be a multimedia performance where I interact with the slides in a “living art” piece.  Having a background in theater was critical in the success of this performance – we knew that it was quite technically involved, and wanted to make damn sure that there wouldn’t be any major issues performing this act.

So we did two test runs – the first was in early November at the Hard Rock Café.  My parents came out to cheer us on (they’re really supportive), and we did a slide show to a few songs while I interacted with the slides.  It was conceptually awesome, but at 10 minutes for the show, it really dragged on.  We got video of the performance and found out that one of the more powerful visuals was a body climbing in/pressing through the latex before the vacuum was suctioned down.  So in our second performance at Kapital Kink, we tried to incorporate more movement.  For that show, we cut it down to 7 minutes, added a plot line and two characters interacting with me outside of the bed.  Once again, I was interacting with the slides, they were interacting with me.  It was a great show, but the technical difficulties were atrocious!

Ultimately, for Miss Rubber World, we scrapped the projection altogether.  Using vacbeds in performances can be very dramatic, but it also gets boring REALLY fast.  There’s not much you can do with it… but there’s a lot you can do around it.  So we re-wrote the plot to work around a vacbed.  The idea was that I would be stripped, down and thrown in a vacbed, but there wasn’t more than about a minute of me struggling inside.  Still a powerful image, but a tighter more dramatic performance.



As it happens scrapping the projector was a great idea.  Crossing the border with a bunch of AV equipment is NOT an easy thing to do if you don’t have a work visa, and since we weren’t working, it’s a tough sell.  (Officer, I swear, it’s a free performance!!)  I won’t get into too much detail about the performance – we’re launching a new website in the spring, and my Miss Rubber World performance is going to be the launch video!  I’ll keep you guys posted.

XOX

~Archean

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