2021 Outstanding Poster Award
Original design for CRHEA

My Master internship was the last thing I expected to make props for (it was in a physics lab…). I had to design and build an award in a few hours for a conference in Cargèse (Corsica). The stand is a resin piece (from a mould I already had), and was cast with LEDs inside. They light up clear acrylic rods, which represent light rays. The central piece is a reference to optical metasurfaces, the topic of the conference.

Willhelm’s Scythe
Cris Tales

Dead Good Media asked me to recreate Willhelm’s scythe from Modus’ upcoming game Cris Tales. Given the length of the weapon, I made it so it could break down into three smaller sections, making transportation easier. The LEDs are powered by a cylindrical battery placed inside the pole, and rechargeable via USB. I was torn between keeping the game’s cartoon-like look and creating a more realistic, textured version. I ended up going for the latter. Particular care was dedicated to the paintjob. I combined airbrushing with more traditional hand painting techniques to make the scythe interesting under a close inspection.

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Making-of

I was also asked to edit short making-of videos for various social media platforms. I always enjoy producing this kind of content, since it shows the amount of work that went into a project.

Tennocon 2021 Cosplay Contest Trophy
Warframe (Digital Extremes)

Five resin trophies were commissioned by Digital Extremes for Tennocon 2021, an event revolving around their game Warframe. They were designed to reference the in-game items players get at certain milestones. These deluxe versions sport a gradient colour scheme and a special emblem, as well as custom-built stands complete with laser-engraved aluminium plaques. They were made from scratch using a variety of techniques, such as 3D modelling, foam work, resin casting, and hand painting. The trophies are Tennocon-exclusive items, and were won during the cosplay contest of the 2021 edition.

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Drazhar
Warhammer 40.000 (personal project)

I created a custom version of Drazhar (from the Warhammer 40.000 universe) as a project for the Twitchcon 2020 cosplay contest. It got crowned Armour Winner and Overall Winner. I wanted this costume to tell a story, so each piece was carefully textured and painted, and subtle references to the 40K universe were included in the design. The armour (especially the “tail”) is entirely articulated, and some parts can even be folded for storage and transportation.

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OES2020 Cosplay Contest Trophy
Original Design

Back in July, I was contacted by ESL Gaming France to design and build a trophy for the Occitanie Esports 2020 cosplay contest. Given the nature of the contest, I went for a much more “homemade” look than the smooth trophies we are used to seeing. I designed a medieval-like stone tower, with fantasy elements like the swirling gold details and the rich-coloured central gem. I got to work with a variety of techniques, including 3D modelling, sculpting, moulding, casting, painting, and even leatherworking. No resin copy of the full award was produced, making this trophy a unique piece.

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ArKe
Original design (personal project)

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. It was made primarily out of foam and fabric scraps, as well as bits from older costumes.

After a little trip to England for an event, the costume has found a definitive home in Martinique.

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Deathbrand Armour
Skyrim: Dragonborn

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.

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