Thursday, March 22, 2018

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Reid Edition.

Carter Reid returns to our pages with this nicely done Cthulhu idol.  I wouldn't have thought it possible, but he pulls off a purple finish.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Layering for LARP

This demonstration of how a good costume takes advantage of layering comes to us from Balmore Leathercraft.  Building up multiple colors, textures, and forms adds a huge amount of visual interest.  You can also end up looking like a homeless person that wandered in off the street.  That's why experimenting is so important.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Grimoire of the Third Eye

Mille Cuirs brings us another wonderful tome.  This time it's the Grimoire of the Third Eye, featuring a hand tooled leather cover with inset glass eye.

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Innsmouth Fetus

This amazing Innsmouth hybrid fetus comes to us from the talented Casey Love. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Armor of Fenris

Atelier Fantastique returns to our pages with this beautiful Fenris LARP armor. The wolf-themed set is hand tooled from leather. I would think the existence of black powder guns would make something like this a bit pointless, but, hey, it's fantasy. You gotta go with the flow.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Glow

First, I want to apologize for this video.

I saw a GIF of this sword set from Monster Hunter on Reddit yesterday and was blown away by the lighting effect.  What makes it notable is that the internal illumination shines through a painted surface, something I've never seen done effectively in any kind of prop.

After some Googling I found the build video for the swords from Kamui Cosplay.  On the bright side, no pun intended, it includes a very detailed look at how the effect was achieved using LED light strips and translucent EVA foam.  That said, there's a whole lot of cheese to slog through to get there.  I have nothing but the highest respect for KC's incredible craftsmanship, but the forced cuteness of the opening minutes is a bit much. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Iron and Bone

Ukrainian artist my99reality brings us this set of iron and bone Chaos Warrior armor.