Last updated: April 27, 2016
Nether Den Studio currently specializes in latex prosthetics and realistic animal costume pieces. All products are made to order unless otherwise specified.
The studio is owned and operated by Tara Andrus, a make-up and special effects artist based in New Orleans. From a young age, she was fascinated by the world of special effects makeup and creature creation, especially puppetry. The work of Jim Henson Creature Shop and Stan Winston Studio were (and continue to be) a major influence on her interests and style.
After graduating from Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts with special recognition for concentration in the arts curriculum, Tara went on to achieve a BA in Fine Art from Tulane University. Seeking a more specific education, she attended the Complete Programme at Complections International Academy of Make-up Artistry (now known as CMU) in Toronto, Canada. Equipped with this knowledge and training, she returned to New Orleans in the autumn of 2011 and landed work through 2012 on a television episode and three independent films.