Work in progress

Here is a better look at some of the work that goes into making a prop or costume.

This belt was cut from a rawhide, tooled using a soldering iron and shaped using hot water. It was then dyed with acryllics to make it the right color and add contrasts between all the details.

This mask was created using hand cut and shaped Worbla with polymer epoxy clay added to it. It was painted with acryllics to finish the look. Leds are running to the visor, with a battery pouch in the back of the head. The lower jaw opens when the wearer opens his mouth as 2 springs pull it upwards after pressing it down with your chin.

These bracers were made using PVC plastic for the hard parts and leather for the soft parts. Some PVC was wrapped in leather to make the parts blend together better. Both are easy to put on as hidden Velcro closures keep everything nice and tightly together. The diamonds were made using pearl-pens.

This Spartan armor was made using an EVA foam base that was shaped using a heat gun. Vinyl was stitched around it. The stitches were later burned into the whole piece and painted to create more details and layers. Foam and vinyl were opted over genuine rawhide leather to preserve some flexibility and less chance of anything warping after getting warm, wet and crammed into a suitcase during travelling. The scarf is stitched unto the whole piece to preserve the shape of it and never have it shift into unwanted positions.

This spear prop was sculpted, and cast in translucent resin. Before it was cast, a rod with LEDs was created to make the prop more sturdy and add light up effects on the inside. A battery compartment was made inside the wooden handle and a small button allows the wearer to turn on the lights easily. The paint was lightly washed unto the prop as to preserve its translucence. Still, when the lights are turned off the spear has a weathered steel/golden look to it.

This prop was made using PVC plastic and wood as a base. The wood was then covered and sculpted with polymer epoxy clay. After thoroughly sanding it, it was primed and painted. A leather wrapping was added to finish the look of it.

Drawing a sketch of a piece is a good starting point to figure out how many parts you need to create something. After adding measurements a pattern was made with paper and then transposed to padded textile. A black lining makes the wearer more concealed. Acrylic paint was added with a brush to highlight the seams and make the whole piece look more distressed. Mist layers of white, grey and black finish this process and blend in the acrylic seam highlights.

Making a positive with wood, this piece was casted in a negative silicon mould with black resin and painted with silver and black. The finished piece was attached to the sash and leather belts directly and weathered accordingly.