If you are talking about my Etsy shop - [link] - Yes, each pic is a different gauntlet because what I am selling is not a specific gauntlet. I am selling a made to order gauntlet, similar to the ones pictured. Each gauntlet I make is completely different and unique. I wanted to show examples of the gauntlets I make.
Actually, I do give him credit. I draw a lot of inspiration from his work and I have messaged back and forth with him several times. That guy is my idol and I look up to him and his work with great respect. I did not reverse engineer his work at all. I don't own anything he has made. I created my own pattern and developed my own methods all by myself. He's given me a few tips and tricks too. He's way better than I am at this point. I also do not sell this type of work the way he does. I make these for very few people. It's not my speciality, nor is it any real competition for him. I've even sent him pictures of my work at his request, so please don't make accusations based on being misinformed.
so many people out there who want a character with a mechanical arm, but it's so hard to do well. Most people wind up settling for foam and duct tape, and i hate to see a good costume brought down by one hard-to-make peice. This is wonderful!
Agreed. I try to do the same, but my access to (and ability to work with) materials such as leather and metal is limited, so I work hard to make lesser materials look authentic, and most importantly, to make sure that everything looks like it has a reason for being there.
I need to post pictures of everything. My materials limitations sort of steered me into a steam and cyber mixture that I think is rather unique (that said, "unique" probably just means I haven't Google searched enough to find something similar lol). I worked the aesthetic into the storyline of my ship, it's crew, and the world we live in. For example: you don't find much wood or leather in my work, but that makes sense after an aether-nuclear apocalypse: most organic life has been wiped out, and those materials are far to expensive for a crew on the run.
Agreed. Every piece I make, every piece I sell, it comes with a story; how it was made, where we found it, How it works and what each piece does. I want to be through, and I feel like being able to tell the buyer the piece's history is just another way to make the experience real.