Vintage Movie Projector

Prop maker

Prop maker and Set design

Unity Gifts have been mould makers and resin casters for nearly 50 years and until recently, prop makers/set designers for nearly 10 years.  We have experienced all kinds of commissions from one-off replica crowns to armour and replica weapons.

 

Our fondness are the small intricate props such as badges that appear on many cops shows.  We have been approached previously in the past by customers wanting replica props and only having 2 or 3 grainy photos from which to copy from. However there has been artistic flair to create truly on-off pieces.

 

Replica designer, costumer, prop fabricator, and product plotter all have one thing in common - the ability to experiment with different materials. Additive manufacturing, computer aided design, various products such as leather, metals, plastics, textiles are all part of the makeup of prop making.

Cosplay as a lifestyle 

Creating props has never been a typical job - every commission has it's very own unique, weird and wonderful backstory. Cosplayers, Larpers, Actors or anyone of an imaginative disposition all have one thing in common, they want to immerse themselves in their character.

 

Immersion isn't just about portraying a characters personality or building a backstory but using props as an extension (bit like a limb), from clothing to weapons, head wear to jewellery, these bring added dimensions.

Why choose Unity Gifts?

A vast majority of our props and replica props are designed in computer aided design (Meshmixer, Blender or Windows 3D) and built on to produce a quality prop.  We can design and make props that are intended for use in trade shows, film and tv, set design, technical theatre, stage theatre, visual aids and presentations, corporate award trophies and of course cosplay and Larping.

Our replica awards consist of:

You could say we're a one stop replica prop shop for customers worldwide.

The cost of making a prop

How much will it cost to make a prop and or repair props

We're not sure until you get in touch - either call or email with your requirements.  If there's a prop in our shop then the price has already been laid out.  

You'll need to let us know:

  • Do you have a 3D file that can be 3D Printed using our 3D Printing technology or will it need to be designed in CAD?

  • If 3D Printing is not applicable, please advise of the size, design and materials you require in order for us to make the prop and whether it is for display or working purposes.

  • Do you want the shell, parts, printed parts or a fully completed prop that's either painted/un-painted.