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. :-)
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!)
So… I built myself some actual portals out of duck tape, mylar, and EL wire to be in pictures with “Cubie”. The place I work has a few spots that are reminiscent of the Aperture Science Enrichment Center, so I’ve been taking liberties there late at night. One of those things I wanted to make, just to see if I could. Pretty happy with the way they turned out! I may tinker with the images to swap the reflections in the portals themselves, but I think they look ok without!
OK, it’s not a new thing I’ve made, but I was having so much fun taking pictures of my Aperture Science Weighted Storage Companion Cube in different situations that I needed to post a few more. I have so many other places I want to take this thing!
This was a Triumph. I’m making a note here, HUGE success.
Made over the course of roughly 20 hours, from 2 sheets of 4x5’ 5/8ths thick fabric backed foam rubber, and about 2 rolls of Duck tape. I hinged one of the faces to be able to put things inside, and used velcro strips to keep it closed when tossing it around. Not quite sturdy enough for a seat or a footrest, but with the foam insulating it, I think I can add a plastic bag and use it for a cooler! Planning a bunch more photo shoots as I take her cubeness around town with me.
It’s hard to overstate my satisfaction when something comes out this well.
Necessity is the mother of invention. What did YOU get necessity for Mother’s Day? I got her a pair of kick-ass Duck Tape Flip Flops, one, because I needed something easy to put on in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom while camping, and two, to see if I could.
I’m classifying them as boffer since I was able to add a set of gel insoles once I had the basic shape of them built on my feet. The duck tape by itself worked well enough on the gravel, but the insoles made them much more functionally sound. Necessity, you’ve been a delightful source of inspiration all my life, thanks for keeping me thinking. :-)
A smaller boffer shield, originally intended to be part of a series of 4, based on Hogwarts’ Houses. Didn’t quite get around to putting the Griffindor logo on this one. It takes a bit more work, but I like to make my shields for both right and left handed use, if I can… I think it appeals to everyone that way, and it’s easier to hang.
Started off as a boffer version of a Spartan helm from 300, couldn’t get the top part to look quite right so I turned it into a spike.