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Hello visitors and friends,

My name's Mitchel, a prop and cosplay builder and enthusiast from the Netherlands. As of now, my portfolio is on the small side, but that's because I plan to only upload serious work here. I made a lot of props and cosplays in the past, but those projects were just simple (or at least I thought they were simple), or no serious photos were taken of it. With this account I hope to change that. I'm also putting up some tutorials for you guys to look at. Hopefully it's useful and will solve some problems by showing you how I did it. I'm also part of a small group of serious cosplay builders called Products of Design, alongside several other enthusiastic cosplay and prop groups with members from around the world. 

My fandoms used to be a lot of animes, but lately I'm becoming more interested in games and movies. Nontheless, I still have some anime cosplays and props on my wishlist. I'll put my list underneath this text as a personal note, but also because it might interest you guys.

Something else that I try to do with building is giving myself challenges. Like I said, I've been building and creating for years now, so challenging myself from time to time is actually quite fun. I have quite the tools at my disposal, even more so since I can use the toolshed of my uncle, who builds boats, houses, furniture etc. and I hope I can add more tools and materials in the future. I love challenges when it comes down to creating props and costumes, but I'm more tempted to only take challenges when I'm using a technique that I'm used to. I already gave myself a budget challenge and a minimalistic tool challenge, which were quite annoying at times, but fun in the end! Obviously both were quite a lesson on their own.

Right now, I'm pretty busy with my university studies, so I don't have a lot of time to work on my projects. When the holidays hit however, I'm going to be bat shit crazy at building and commissions. I have a few commissions already, but a few more wouldn't hurt. So if you want something commissioned, please write me a note or send me an e-mail, and we can work something out!

I try to keep this journal as updated as possible.

Thanks for reading!

My current cosplay wishlist is:
- Bison from "Street Fighter".
- Chousokabe Moutochika from "Sengoku Basara".
- Dizzy Wallin from "Gears of War".
- Guts from "Berserk".
- Jak from "Jak & Daxter".
- 'Jetstream' Sam from "Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance".
- Kuroda Kanbe from "Sengoku Basara".
- Mitsurugi from "Soul Calibur".
- Risotto Nero from "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure".
- Sam Gideon from "Vanquish".
- Shunsui Kyoraku from "Bleach".
- Sub-Zero from "Mortal Kombat".
- Thor from "Thor".
- Whiplash from "Iron Man 2".
- War from "Darksiders".

My current prop wishlist is:
- Chaoseater from "Darksiders".
- Chousokabe Moutochika's anchor from "Sengoku Basara".
- Dragon Slayer blade from "Berserk".
- Gnasher Shotgun from "Gears of War".
- Metallica from "Jojo's Bizzare Adventure".
- Mjolnir (this time without a budget challenge) from "Thor".
- Morph Gun (yellow mod) from "Jak & Daxter".
- 'Jestream' Sam's high frequency blade from "Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance".
- Thor's helmet from "Thor".

My current cosplay commissions are:
- Scout from "Team Fortress 2".
- Thor from "Thor".

My current prop commissions are:
- A fantasy bow with Lord of the Rings influences.
- Luigi's cap from "Super Mario Bros.".
- Mario's cap from "Super Mario Bros.".
- Mjolnir (this time without a budget challenge) from "Thor" x2.
- Scattergun from "Team Fortress 2".

Up til now I cosplayed:
- Silvers Rayleigh from "One Piece".
- Sir Crocodile from "One Piece".
- Spirit Albarn from "Soul Eater".
- Kotetsu T. Kaburagi from "Tiger & Bunny".
  • Listening to: 331Erock
  • Reading: The Great Gatsby
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Titanfall
  • Eating: Apple
  • Drinking: Water


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I'm a prop artist who makes props out of various materials and tries to learn new things along the way. At the moment, I make the things I personally want and what others commission me to do. All in all, I love experimenting with new ways to craft and new materials. From cloth to plastic to wooden pieces, I use it all to achieve my goal.

My set website is, a site of various Dutch prop artists, including me. I can easily say that every single one of us has the same serious way of looking at prop design. Yes, we take it very seriously ;)

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angelicink Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh Mitchy you are AHMAZING at making stuff I wish I had gotten on here much sooner and had you commission things for me ;w; Hopefully next year I can help get chu some monies by asking for something ;D I'm here supporting!!
TheGrimPaladin Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw thanks for saying that Amby, I appreciate that! :D
Thanks for the support! And of course, whatever the commission is, I'll get it done for ya! So you're still in the cosplaying business ey? ^^
angelicink Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course I am! This year I'm doing my first REAL cosplay! Tsubaki Yayoi!!! You guys will be seeing photos soon enough since my convention is in 10 days!!
TheGrimPaladin Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hehe looking forward to it ^^
JanuaryGuest Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for joining Costume Movies
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Thank you for watching me :)
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TheGrimPaladin Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Is goed he Glenda xD
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PokeTheCactus Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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TheGrimPaladin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, thank you for accepting me ;)
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