Volpin Props is a one-man studio specializing in replicas of videogame, fantasy, and real-world props. I also specialize in pretending to know what the hell I’m talking about.
I started making props for Halloween back in 2007. Using little more than a dremel tool and some residual knowledge leftover from a Furniture Design minor, I created a couple of semi-crappy costume props based on a videogame, and was solidly hooked.
Since that first step into this weirdness, I’ve constantly tried to expand my knowledge, skillset and portfolio. I outline my processes here and on my website in the hopes that my work will inspire others to take on the DIY mantle and tackle some projects of their own.