Frequently Asked Questions

When did you start making props?

I’ve always loved to build things since I was little, and was always a fan of games, science fiction, and animation. Around 2000, I made wooden swords for a martial arts school, and thought “why stop there”? I then went on to make natural wood swords and fantasy weapons for a couple years, until I shifted into 2D art and began traveling to conventions to sell prints and such at art shows & conventions. Around 2006 I made my first serious costume (Zasalamel from Soul Calibur 3), and people began asking me for props, and I became more serious around 2008.I’ve had to cut back on conventions, because I can’t take my shop with me!

How did you learn to make props and costumes ?

There wasn’t a lot of information out there and readily available when I first began making props, so there was a LOT of trial and error involved! Jump ahead a few years or so, and there’s an insane number of tutorials, and websites that can help with projects. If I’m stuck on a project, I’ll look it up on google or hunt on forums and social boards. There are plenty of resources out there 🙂

Are you selling the props that are in the gallery? 

Most of my older works that are currently in the gallery are one of a kind commissions that are long gone, and in the hands of their owners! I prefer to keep things fresh, and move on to new projects! There’s too many new things I want to build to stick around doing old stuff!

How did you make [insert item here]?

Some of the props in the gallery have project writeups, and MUCH more will be coming soon!

Shop Questions

How long does it take to make items?

I make all of the items by hand to order, so if I do not have item already completed, it will take between 2-3 weeks. If I have a completed item on hand, I’ll ship it sooner of course.

How long does shipping take?

 Priority mail to the US, takes between 2-3 days, and 10-14 days via first class international. If you need it expedited and/or tracked outside of the US, please let me know.