Meet Kaluna and Strypes, the crafty duo behind Delicious Disguises. Since 2013, they’ve been rocking the fursuit scene, infusing a decade’s worth of experience and a lifetime of creativity into every piece. From seals to dinosaurs to avalis, they love making unique and odd species and custom carve each head for a one-of-a-kind look. After leaving their home in the Santa Cruz Mountains due to fires, they built their own solar-powered fursuit studio in Riverside, California, from the ground up – literally, walls, roof, and all!
Kaluna, with a heart for animal rescue and a keen interest in wildlife and art, infuses a love for the natural world into her creations. She is responsible for the art, carving, 3D modeling, pattern design, mouth, and paw details of each suit. She has been drawing for as long as she can remember and has dozens of characters of her own. When she’s not drawing or crafting, she is usually in the pool with her dog, snuggling her cats, or playing Neopets.
Strypes the tiger, a jack of all trades, also brings a wealth of skills as a mechanic, seamster, carpenter, and electrician to the partnership, adding layers of craftsmanship to their repertoire. He is responsible for the intricately sewn markings, 3D printing, resin casting, LEDs, and engineering behind the functionality of their fursuits. Some of his hobbies include pinball, video games, snowboarding, hockey, and spinning poi.
But that’s not all – every October, they’re the masterminds behind a wicked haunted house, handling everything from sets to scares. For seven years now, they have shared their passion for Halloween with their local community, creating a free haunted house that all ages can enjoy. As fursuiters and monsters, they bring their characters to life with lots of energy and attention to detail.