Who is Rain Blanken?

Rain is paid to do these things: Write, edit, craft, plan Disney vacations, review weird products, go on trips, and give smart-ass advice. For more, visit my LinkedIn Profile…

Rain Blanken in Times Square, NYC
Who is Rain Blanken?

Author: The Complete Guide to Customizing Your Clothes

Complete Guide to Customizing Your Clothes
Available at Amazon.com

(Running Press, 2012) Rain is the author of The Complete Guide to Customizing Your Clothes. Hundreds of designs on fashion items are photographed in stunning detail to stimulate and inspire the budding designer, and are also illustrated together as part of complete looks that can be replicated or reworked. Throughout the book the processes and techniques used to create each design are discussed alongside inspiring and beautiful photographs. On Amazon.com right now…

Reviews for Customize Your Clothes Seams Ever AfterMr X StitchReviews on Goodreads

Rain In the Press

Rain at Magic Kingdom
Rain at Magic Kingdom

 Blog Features

State of Craft

Contributor: State of Craft

(Cicada Books, 2011) One of my fused plastic projects was featured in State of Craft by Victoria Woodcock. This books has all kinds of handmade style and decor, with lots of artist interviews and helpful tips that apply to lots of different kinds of crafts, from sewing to cross stitch. State of Craft on Amazon.com

Founder: Kidz Jam, Inc. Non-Profit

In 2003, I founded Kidz Jam, a 501c3 tax exempt, non-profit organization that meets the special needs of children at outdoor events across the Midwest. Personal duties include grant writing, organization and training of volunteers, activity planning, scheduling, public relations, on-site management, purchasing, bookkeeping and directing fund-raising efforts. In 2006, I secured a $25,000 grant for our organization from the Microsoft Corporation that has allowed us to expand. Kidz Jam is the official children’s area of Bonnaroo, one of the largest music and art festivals in America. We were also featured in a sketch performed by one of my favorite comedians on The Tonight Show, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.


Zombie Bride Costume by Rain Blanken
Zombie Bride Costume by Rain Blanken

Special FX Makeup Artist

In addition to many costumes, Rain has created horror and beauty makeup looks for several publications and events. She specializes in whimsical face painting and gross latex wounds. Her makeup looks can be found here: http://blanken.carbonmade.com/

Rain loves Pop Culture Things:

The Beatles, The Muppets, Conan O’Brien, most everything Disney, Powerpuff Girls, MST3K, Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr.Who, Firefly, Cowboy Bebop… just assume I like all of the space things. Think of all the cool stuff. That’s what I like.

Rain’s Personal Life:

I am a mom of three and a wife of one. While I love to share the highlights of my adventures, I am also a fairly private person. So, you’ll have to cobble together the details on your own.

“Don’t stick your hand in it.” – rain blanken



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