A friend made an offhand comment on facebook about wanting to hit somebody with a boffer pizza… which I took as a challenge. the standard colors of duck tape make it look a little cartoonish, but I think I’m ok with that! I thought about cutting it into slices and having them held together with velcro, but I think the whole pizza looks better aesthetically. Maybe next time. :-)
New Item for my Etsy store (Gwydion’s Forest - I don’t think i’ve posted the link here in a while) Sort of the same principle as the boffer bottles, it’s 2 jagged halves held together with velcro to keep them secure even while being thrown. The different kinds of Duck tape out there lend themselves well to being used for different types of eggs; I’m hoping I’ve got them listed in time to be part of someone’s Easter Basket too!
I’ve been threatening to make this for years, based solely on the strength of the pun.
Ever since the movie “Deliverance”, few musical instruments have inspired such fear as the dreaded Banjo. Guitarists have their “axe”, Drummers can give you the beating of a lifetime, but only the banjo makes you paddle faster with dread!
Constructed of layered fabric backed foam rubber, open cell “couch” foam and duck tape around a sealed fiberglass core, this “dueling banjo” will allow your bard or minstrel character to lay down some serious music appreciation. In the honored tradition of Quick Draw McGraw’s “El Kabong” and every rock star to ever smash a guitar on stage, this weapon will let you wail on your audience figuratively AND Literally! It measures 13” wide and 40” long, and is approximately 4” thick, and should meet the combat requirements of most Live Action Roleplay groups.
Since my previous boffer book sold within about 6 hours of putting it up for sale, I made a new one! I got a little more ambitious, wanting to see if I could make a version of the necronomicon from Army of Darkness- I intentionally put wrinkles in the duck tape as I made the cover, and I think it came out pretty well! it was a lot of fun to make, now I’m thinking I’ll do a couple smaller versions of other books… maybe river song’s tardis journal, or tom riddle’s diary.
I have so much fun making boffer weapons and props; there are so many different styles and challenges to put together! This was a challenge I did for a friend who went to UtopiaCon… she wanted to be a violent red riding hood, and needed a bloody baseball bat to complete her ensemble- note the fur-lined basket! This was a pretty simple build, but I like the effect of the wood-pattern contact paper to make it look like an authentic louisville slugger! The contact paper isn’t terribly durable, but it is the best compromise for wooden style boffers I’ve found. (Hey, Duck Tape people, why don’t more places carry woodgrain duck tape?)
(I really need a dedicated photo studio… or at least a wall I can picture stuff against regularly. I’m tired of my washing machine being in all my backdrops!)
For our 3rd anniversary, I made my fiancee a boffer version of the Slayer’s Scythe from the Buffy TV series. We had just finished watching all the episodes on Netflix, and I wanted her to have something badass to go along with my Master Sword and Hylian Shield. It’s made of the same foam and duck tape I use for my other boffer weapons, and has the same reinforced fiberglass core.
Here’s another custom order i did for a friend who wanted to dress as Harley Quinn for Halloween. Not quite combat-worthy, it wouldn’t take much of a beating, sadly. but I think it looks great with her costume, and she was really happy with it!
Boffer spellbook I built to hold throwable spell balls while larping. it’s all foam and duck tape, with a single cardboard “page” you can write on to personalize or make your own spells. the page is held shut by velcro so the balls don’t fall out. Can be used to deflect spells and weapons like a shield, or for bashing, if your rules allow it.
Yeah, I can’t be stopped with this. got an ongoing album on my facebook, here:
as well as another tumblr dedicated solely to “Cubie”: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/companioncubes