Ryan of Stitch's Loft: Part 2
Updated: Mar 24, 2019
Post by Ryan Nixon with Onna Carr
This week's post is a continuation of last week's post, which is viewable here, featuring Ryan Nixon of Stitch's Loft, the world's premier costume and prop store for Stargate costuming and prop, http://www.stitchsloft.com. The following comes from Ryan's fascinating bio and is used with his permission--thank you, Ryan!
Ryan often says “My father always told me to only do what you love, and you never have to work a day in your life!” So creating a business centered on his passion was one way he was able to do that.
So how did they all get started? While in New Orleans Ryan was hired as a military prop consultant and then also became a costume adviser on the major motion picture Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively.
The more talents the crew found out the more then began to use Ryan on set. Ryan was even chosen by Martin Campbell to help direct one small scene because of his expertise in parachute and ejections. As a thank you for Ryan’s hard work and efforts he was given an uncredited role in the film as UCAV technician/operator #3.
Ryan worked for two of Hollywood’s top Prop Master and Costume Designers. It was a dream comes true for Ryan to take his 20 years of military knowledge and his hobby and turn them into a real job. After Ryan retired from the Navy, it was time for the next step. Over the years of being a rigger, the nickname of “Stitch” was a constant. The word “Loft” was taken from Paraloft where all the work was done! It only seemed the obvious choice was to create “Stitch’s Loft” and to turn the hobby into a business that Ryan could enjoy and help others through.
Now with over a decade of knowledge, a reference database over 248GB with a staggering 57,000 files, organized into 2,556 folders, Ryan’s business has grown to a customer base in all 50 states and over 120 countries worldwide. Stitch’s Loft humbly has becoming a household name with many Stargate Fans. “I treat each customer like you are one my personal friends and will do anything I can to ensure you are 100% satisfied with your costume, prop or product."
Ryan tries to work with anyone’s budget and advises and consults with them often for hours before a single item is purchased. Some people can be very hesitant about sending large amounts of money to total stranger half-way around the world, but Ryan can proudly say his feedback on his site and his eBay rating are still at 100% customer satisfaction. Ryan has been shocked by the level trust some have for him and has no intentions of breaking those commitments to anyone. In May of 2013, Ryan was even featured as guest blogger on one of the real writers from Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis- Joseph Mallozzi’s Blog, https://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/may-31-2013-ryan-stitch-nixon-answers-your-questions/. Ryan, collaborates with a few close friends and have become a worldwide team and are constantly working hard to roll out new and exciting products. Ryan has many projects he and his team are working on and they are excited to complete them for the fans around the world. Now having helped with 5 motion pictures, one television show, and assisting with the MGM Stargate Origins Webseries under his belt, Ryan takes 28 years of industrial sewing, survival & tac-equipment experience and gives Stargate fans a chance to share his passion for prop and costuming through authentic props and costuming at reasonable prices.
All photos and videos courtesy of and with permission from Ryan Nixon of Stitches Loft.
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