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Borderlands Bandit Steve Cosplay shoulder pads by SKSProps
Borderlands Bandit Steve Cosplay shoulder pads
So I am making a complete bandit Steve costume from Borderlands for Dracon Con.  I just finished the shoulder pads and I am really happy with how they turned out.  The shoulder pads are made out of eva and craft foam.  The bolts and screw heads are all resin cast.  The spikes were made out of floral foam that was shaped on a belt sander.  Once shaped they were covered with a thermofoil plastic from Tandy Leather called TerraFlex. 
You can see the build at www.facebook.com/StevenKSmithP…

Borderlands Bandit Steve Cosplay Mask Heyooo!! by SKSProps

Bandit Steve masks are for sale in my etsy shop here www.etsy.com/shop/SKSProps
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Destiny Hunter Celestial Nighthawk Painting Steps by SKSProps
Destiny Hunter Celestial Nighthawk Painting Steps
Painting process on my Destiny Celestial Nighthawk Helmet (Mask)- The raw masks get cleaned up using a Dremel and a sanding sponge. Once clean it is sprayed with a very thin layer of Krylon Black primer and left to dry for several hours. Next a thin layer of Camo Beige is applied and once again left to dry for several hours. Unbleached Titanium is hand brushed onto the upper winged areas of the mask and a dark Umber Brown wash is mop brushed onto the beak. Iridescent Bronze is dry brushed over the beak and top of the helmet leaving the dark wash in the detailed crevasses. Parchment is dry brushed over the Unbleached Titanium on the edges for a highlight effect. Bright gold is dry brushed over the Iridescent Bronze again on the highlight areas. The final details are brushed in using Cadmium Red for the stripes and the same Unbleached Titanium and Parchment for the shapes above the brow. Mars black is used in the recesses and the details on the respirators. Bright silver is dry brushed over the mouthpiece and ear covers.

Here is my completed Destiny Celestial Nighthawk exotic cosplay mask.  This mask is resin cast and hand painted using Liquitex acrylics.  Scrim was added to the eyes and padding was attaching to the interior for comfort.
You can see the progress on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/StevenKSmithP…

These are available for purchase in my etsy shop www.etsy.com/listing/237077575…
Destiny Hunter Celestial Nighthawk Mask SKS Props by SKSProps
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Borderlands Bandit Steve Cosplay Mask Heyooo!! by SKSProps
Borderlands Bandit Steve Cosplay Mask Heyooo!!
Steve of SKS Props here! For Dragon Con this year my buddy Gary Crowl Jr., from Beer Money Props, and I will be creating a couple of NPC Borderlands favorites. I will be revamping my bandit Steve mask a bit to make a top notch Bandit Steve complete costume.This mask was hand sculpted and is resin cast using Smooth-On 65d.  All details are hand painted using Liquitex heavy body acrylics.  Heyooo!!

You can see more of my builds at www.facebook.com/stevenksmithprops

Borderlands Bandit Steve shoulder pads are complete!!!
Borderlands Bandit Steve Cosplay shoulder pads by SKSProps

Deluxe Borderlands Psycho Bandit Mask by SKS Props by SKSProps

You can buy your very own mask in my etsy shop here www.etsy.com/shop/SKSProps
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Steven K Smith
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Steven K Smith (SKSProps) is a freelance illustrator and prop maker based outside of Kansas City, Missouri.  Steven had been a freelance illustrator for 15 years working on newspapers, magazines, and over 35 children's books.  In 2012 he put his artistic abilities to a new medium, creating cosplay props and costumes from famous video games.  He is now known worldwide for his skill in bringing pixels to props for multiple popular video games.  The creation that started it all was the Borderlands Psycho Bandit mask and their iconic weapon the Buzz Axe.  His Borderlands props are featured on numerous "geek" websites like dudeiwantthat.com, laughingsquid.com and thisiswhyimbroke.com.  Currently his Borderlands Psycho props are being used in 2 live action fan films. One of which is the highly anticipated Jacks Exodus distributed by Manifest Films.   
Besides his props he was featured in 2014 on geeksaresexy.com as one of this years top male cosplayers to check out.  His props and creations were recognized at Crypticon and at the Makers Faire in KC, Missouri.  He won blue ribbons as a Maker of Merit at the 2013 and 2014 Makers Faire by having one of the most talked about and enjoyed booths on their exit poles.  In 2013 he was seen on 2 different episodes of the popular Syfy tv show Heroes of Cosplay, wearing his traditional Borderlands Psycho costume.  He was also interviewed about his props at this convention by the lovely  Chloe Dykstra, for her youtube channel Just Cos. 
At the beginning of 2014 he created the dragon helm from the highly anticipated video game Dragon Age Inquisition.  The Dragon Age helmet won several awards including an Instructable challenge contest. A spotlight Daily Deviation on deviantart.com and was featured on the main page of Dragon Age's Facebook and Twitter accounts with numerous accolades from the community.  A copy of his Dragon Age Inquisitior helmet now resides at Bio Ware's main headquarters where it guards the front office.
Recently he created one of the most accurate versions of Isaac Clarke's level 3 suit from the game Dead Space.  This award winning costume has been featured and talked about on many cosplay, prop, and horror based websites.  The costume recently was a winner of the Instructables Spectrum laser challenge where it finished second place out of 1200 plus entries. 
Steven will be attending multiple conventions over the next several years spreading his knowledge of the arts and prop making in general.  You can also find him online at

www.facebook.com/stevenksmithprops
SKSProps on Twitter and Instagram
www.theRPF.com as RPF member Captainhask

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poptartbandwagn Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Love the Destiny props!!!!
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SKSProps Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Thanks!
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tjgcrush1 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i can't remember if you did this but im wondering if you have done any "FALLOUT" props and such?
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SKSProps Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
No fallout lawyers are not cool
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tjgcrush1 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
well im pretty sure you can make some for yourself, just as long as you don't sell em i guess, i was actually trying to get a pip-boy prop from ESTY but their way to costly 
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didihyper Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your cosplay is THE most amazing cosplay I've seen in a while! you have a great gallery, but you should organize it a little more. Other than that, fantastic work! I really admire your skill!
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SKSProps Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
Yeah one of these days, when I'm not totally swamped with orders or building something new I will organize :)
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didihyper Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Trust me, it will be worth the effort for your watchers :) That way it will also be easier for you to display your finished work to new visitors to your page. 
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RedX56 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Hi just saw these they are amazing and because of it I would love to get into contact with you about commissioning you for a hunter cosplay for this coming summer of end of july early august
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SKSProps Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Thanks!
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