Cosplayers Finally Facing Copyright Legal Action… Except It’s Over a Carpet
Dragon Con is held at the same Mariott hotel in Atlanta every year, so the people behind Volpin Props decided to get extra-creative and dress up as the unusual-looking carpet that every con-goer knows and... well, tolerates. It was a huge hit with everyone -- right up until the carpet designers slapped them with a Cease & Desist. Womp womp.Read on...
Portal Heel Springs, in Real Life
Volpin Props is pretty good at making nearly identical versions of Portal items in real life. After tackling Half-Life 2's gravity gun, the next item on the list was the Heel Springs, Portal's lampshaded explanation as to why Chell can fall from pretty much any height and remain unharmed. Splattering all over the ground would get in the way of testing, right? Strap on your heel springs and head on past the jump without breaking anything to check out some fine do-it-yourselfmanship.Read on...
Half-Life 2 Gravity Gun Replica Is Amazing Despite Being Non-Functional
Okay, so it's not Half-Life 3, but it's still cool. This Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator replica was built by Harrison Krix of Volpin Props, who makes all kinds of really sweet props. On his blog, Krix mentions that the project was a big one for him, considering the gravity gun is very intricate and very near and dear to a lot of gamers. I think it's totally clear he nailed it. The lighting effects are awesome, and if you look closely, you'll notice an exquisitely placed layer of grime. If you want it, really, really badly, it's going up for auction at the Child's Play annual charity dinner. Just be warned, Krix's last replica, the Portal gun, went for $14,000.Read on...