I had the occasion to create shoe covers for the first time. Working on something so colourful instead of my usual dirt and grime was a pleasant experience. The fabric I got was blue on one side and pink on the other, so I was actually able to use it for both pairs of boots. Shadows were created on the fabric with an airbrush and acrylic ink, in order to give it that contrasted cartoon look. The sewing work was complemented by the addition of resin decorations, foam details, and metal buckles.Read More →

This was a personal project, based on the Graxx skins designed by Fredrick Avén. It took two years, and we still haven’t had the occasion to take proper pictures. A syandana (designed by Liger Inuzuka and Lendel Fajardo) as well as a Jat Kittag replica, complete with lights and smoke, were added later. Demo videos Voir cette publication sur Instagram Une publication partagée par Clémentine “Clem” Gelly (@arborealkey) le 13 Juin 2020 à 12 :22 PDT Voir cette publication sur Instagram Une publication partagée par Clémentine “Clem” Gelly (@arborealkey) le 13 Févr. 2020 à 8 :33 PST Photo gallery Click on an image to openRead More →

One of my favourite projects. It was the occasion to get into leather working, and try new painting techniques. My main goal here was to get an interesting red colour on the armour, and I had to do many experiments before finding something satisfying. This costume has found a new home in Central America. Photo gallery Click on an image to open in full-size Making-of videos PDF ressourcesRead More →

I love post-apocalyptic settings, and was thus delighted to be was asked to build a mechanical arm in this style. The main material is 3mm thick Sintra, shaped with a heat-gun, textured with a rotary tool, a rough wall, and some Flexbond. It was painted using acrylics mixed with gloss varnish. This accessory is now in Martinique. Demo video Voir cette publication sur Instagram Une publication partagée par Clémentine "Clem" Gelly (@arborealkey) le 19 Juil. 2020 à 9 :21 PDT Photo gallery Click on an image to open in full-sizeRead More →

Texturing is in my opinion one of the most enjoyable aspects of costume making, and this arm was the perfect occasion to try new techniques. The goal here was to keep it lightweight (the entire pauldron is only 96 grams – around 0.2 lbs) without breaking the budget. As a consequence, I had to rely on materials like EVA foam, thermoplastics, and epoxy resin coating for this project. My favourite part is the glove, which is composed of 24 articulated pieces sewed individually to a fabric base. These pieces found a new home in Italy. Photo gallery Click on an image to open in full-sizeRead More →

This character started as an extra in a Fallout photoshoot, in 2017. They were in need of “filthy people”, and I immediately volunteered. The first version had torn clothes, roller protections, and a metal tube from a damaged hover as a weapon. The outfit then evolved over 2018 and 2019, gaining armour pieces and a modified Nerf gun in the process. After a little trip to England for an event, the costume has found a definitive home in Martinique. Photo gallery Click on an image to open in full-size Making-of videosRead More →

I love wings. My first armour build had articulated wings. The second as well. I have built seven sets of wings between 2016 and 2020, with various shapes, dimensions, and articulation, despite not specialising in them at all. The Darkstalkers wings are one of the props I’ve recreated more than once: three sets have been built in total (two for Morrigan, one for Lilith). You can see some pictures in the gallery below. The headband holding the “head” wings is meant to be worn under a wig, making the attachments invisible. Same for the larger wings, the harness was conceived to make them look likeRead More →

I love Overwatch’s designs, they are futuristic and cartoony at the same time, so I was glad to receive this request. It splits in several parts, and the spikes are magnetic. Demo videos Voir cette publication sur Instagram Une publication partagée par Clémentine "Clem" Gelly (@arborealkey) le 28 Mars 2019 à 11 :01 PDT Voir cette publication sur Instagram Une publication partagée par Clémentine "Clem" Gelly (@arborealkey) le 4 Août 2020 à 8 :50 PDT Photo gallery Click on an image to open in full-sizeRead More →

Demo videos Voir cette publication sur Instagram Une publication partagée par Clémentine "Clem" Gelly (@arborealkey) le 9 Nov. 2019 à 10 :35 PST Voir cette publication sur Instagram Une publication partagée par Clémentine "Clem" Gelly (@arborealkey) le 22 Févr. 2019 à 11 :18 PST Photo gallery Click on an image to open in full-size Online ressourcesRead More →

I had to recreate the outfit my character wears in Skyrim. This project grew between 2017 and 2019, gaining new parts and details. I made eight props for the occasion (some based on Skyrim, some on TESO). It also marks my debut in 3D modelling and printing, which is the technique I used to create a few of the elements. After three years of good services, the armour and most of the props have been re-homed, some in the USA and some in New Zealand. Photo gallery Click on an image to open in full-size Online ressourcesRead More →