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Arend Studios is a furry-based mascot/fursuit studio created by WhiteyFawks (AKA:White_Fox) (and Kodi, who left the group in late 2006). The studio was founded in 1997, as White Fox Productions, a sole proprietorship from 'sunny' Edmonton, Alberta. An odd collection of fabric, foam and paints was hosted in a small recess under his parent's staircase, and began to expand as he began experimenting with some of the earliest techniques that have become a standard in costume making today. The studio then expanded and was retitled to Arend Studios LLC after relocating to Vancouver, BC in 2003, a name chosen to honour his family in Germany. Arend Studios later relocated to San Jose, CA in 2008.
Arend Studios LLC has now been in business for several years, traveling the world and attending various conventions, giving panels and promoting costuming within Furry and other fandoms as well. Producing a vast range of costumes from simple masks to corporate character fleets, they have have amassed a steadily growing group of artists within the fandom. Currently the studio creative lead is still WhiteyFawks, along with the talents of Laura and Lesa as designers and tailors.
Arend Studios is currently in the process petitioning the full immigration of WhiteyFawks, who is currently on an O1-B visa.
"I have always enjoyed costumes, theater, and just building things in general. It's the art of changing what is, into what possibly could be. To be able to bend reality on a daily basis, and constantly look for ways to improve has become a life-long journey, and something I will be forever grateful to have the opportunity to do. :)" ~ Whitey