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Ostari Couture specializes in creating custom handcrafted wearable art. If you would like a one of a kind garment, or look or need a dress Alteration/ hemmed please contact Kari.


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Stay tuned for this blog space for updates and to learn about projects.

Stay tuned to this blog space for updates and projects 

September 2019 Events!

Kari Larsen

Several Art shows and fundraisers happening in September! Be sure to check out the Events Page!

Group Show @ Conjure Coffee: Now- Late September

3rd Annual SPCA Animal Art Party: September 20th

World Rivers Day @ Promenade Park: September 29th

Grand Surprise 2/22/2019!!!

Kari Larsen

Local gallery, Artlink, in Fort Wayne IN will be showcasing artist, mentor and dear friend, Sayaka Ganz’s reclaimed metal and plastic sculptures in her Mother Sea ~Haru naru umi Exhibition show. I invite you to attend to her opening artists reception. Being held on Friday February 22nd, 2019. Sayaka and I have collaborated on a special surprise that evening… but you’ll have to be there to see it for yourself or stay tuned for photos from her opening reception ;)

**To learn more about the Artist and gallery please follow the links**

October Mayhem

Kari Larsen

This Fall has been a splendor of Color, Happiness and Madness. The trees are turning beautiful colors. My sister married the love of her life, and I’ve been editing and creating away like a busy Bee. Halloween is around the corner and all the goblins, ghouls, witches, unicorns, fairies, and mermaids come out to embrace each other in Halloween Spirit :) I wish you all an Enchanting Fall and Spooktacular Happy Halloween!

A time for Resurrection~Rebirth

Kari Larsen

Since beginning Ostari Couture 4 years ago, so many wonderful memories have been made through creating. Having a Fine Arts background has helped me evolve my art to reach new heights and mediums with the Ostari Couture Critters, bridal accessories and wearable art. I'm constantly learning that our education doesn't end after college, there is so much to learn and appreciate. Sometimes you need to step back and strengthen your skills, find healthier ways and keep moving forward. Make connections, pursue your passions and only time will tell where it may lead. That being said, I encourage you all whether you're just starting out or have been stuck in a rut to keep persisting, keep creating and continue to motivate each other.

Have you been naughty or nice?

Kari Larsen

As the Holidays are approaching I have stocked up my inventory of Ostari Couture Critters in the Shop! These Critters are great gifts for all ages! They can be hung up like a mobile, or alongside your favorite furry friends. Some more exciting news is that my artwork and Critters will be featured in Fort Wayne's newest gallery: Rhapsody, just off of Anthony Blvd :) This gallery has lots of great local talent from across the area and will be a source of art, education and fun! I am very honored to be part of it! I graduated from school three years ago with a Bachelors in Fine Arts it feels wonderful to continue working and creating! 


Kari Larsen

The trees are turning beautifully, Fall is one of my most favorite seasons <3 <3 <3 The holidays are approaching, and our newest Ostari Couture Critter will be making its grand entrance very soon! Stay tuned!

Its a Grand New Year!

Kari Larsen

Ostari Couture Critters are making their Grand Entrance into the Shop and hoping to make a big splash this New Year! There are a few select styles available to browse for ranging from gray to sky blue and even navy. This is just a small premier of whats yet to come. :)


Christmas Cheer!

Kari Larsen

I have been working all hours of the day and nights creating my ostari couture critters to ring in the New Year! It has taken me quite a long time, few months to make this possible but I can't wait for these little guys to find new loving homes! They have been a joy making and I am continuing to create more :) I am looking forward to spending  time with my family and I hope you all so the same! Merry Christmas!

Busy Bee October!

Kari Larsen

Between the end of september and beginning of october I have been a bustling busy bee. A few projects I've been working on are ostari couture critters and most recently finished a commission bridal hair accessory for Kate :) her accessory turned out beautifully and her wedding is this saturday! I have a few whales started too. So far I have 3 grey pairs, 2 blue and miraculously found more orange denim at goodwill so more foxes will be constructed too. A family friend was kind enough to donate all of her old pairs of jeans she had been collecting for years to me to help kick start creating my critters I am extremely thankful to her and her family! Denim has been a crazy textile to work with but when its aged and worn it has a beauty to it that brings life into the whales.

Nautical Wildlife & Critters

Kari Larsen

I found a surprisingly new and exciting creative outlet: constructing plush toys out of recycled jeans and other materials :)  I'm taking a minor step back away from designing  fashions and pouring all my creative juices into painting, drawing and constructing Nautical Wildlife and Critters. These animals relate much more to my fine arts background and I hope will bring joy and excitement into children, families  and adult lives. 

Kari Larsen

The new website is up and running with a fresh new look for the new year! 

Happy New Year!!!!

Kari Larsen

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and Merry Christmas!  This New Year brings lots of projects ahead and a better mindset on what's to come. 2015 flew by so quickly! Unfortunately some plans don't always go as planned, Kari's Grandma passed away before the 4th of July last year, it was right around the Bikini Spectacular which almost didn't happen. But with the help of some encouragement the show went on and was a big hit.  Some things take longer to create and adapt to for instance building a website... That being said Ostari Couture is undergoing some radical changes to make this year an unforgettable and much memorable one! We remember those who we loved and lost and push towards a greater future. Here's to a Grand Year!
Later in 2016, We are premiering our winter fall collection, with evening gowns, metal couture, and  fall essentials in a fashion shoot. colorful suedes, prints and metal couture will be featured in this exclusive collection.

2015 Summer Bikini Spectacular Fashion Show

Kari Larsen

Ostari Couture was featured in Fort Wayne, IN Bikini Spectacular Fashion Show on Saturday July 18th. We showcased 4 looks from our Summer Collection. The show was delayed due to weather but luckily still went on. It was great to see people come together and put on a great show!

Kari Larsen


Ron and Kari created a custom designed metal couture dress for Ana Leigh Matzek, the Rock Girl from 98.9 the Bear. We worked closely with her from showing our various designs then started constructing, fitting and finishing. Her gown really brought our design element to life with the metal bust , and asymmetrical-new era style. She looked absolutely gorgeous at her Masquerade Birthday Bash!

Kory Kord Photoshoot

Kari Larsen

I worked together and modeled in whimsical and dreamlike Photoshoot for  photographer  Korey Kord, of Kord Photography Group.  It was Wonderful to work with him! His work and  images from the shoot are Whimsical and Beautiful! He really has an eye for fashion photography and is also a great modeling coach for beginners  like me.

Kari Larsen


October 13,2014

It has been a crazy creative year starting up our business! It was just a few months ago that Ron and I collaborated together for the Starstruck Summer Gala Charity Fashion Show and I am proud to call him my partner in design! We have been keeping busy and productive designing and creating wearable garments.