Ateliers Nemesis have specialized for over 10 years in the design and manufacture of props, costumes, creatures, sets and promotional products for film, theater, corporate, as well as various types of immersive entertainment activities. Their reputation for excellence has allowed them to gain worldwide recognition and are featured in many major films and TV shows. Their high-end weapons for recreational combat are sold and distributed in over a dozen countries. The composite materials expertise, as well as the passion of the challenge they have to realize and design many costumes, creatures, props and puppets from a myriad of different backgrounds. Acrobatic Performance with waterfalls, through to large-scale spectacles of excess realism or fantasy: the approach Ateliers Nemesis is to design products to meet the demands of each and draw your dreams into reality. From sketch to completion, they offer a flexible means of production which ensures the development of a more rapid production for almost all props and costumes to meet the specific needs of clients.
Never mind using your shield for guarding yourself – be practically offensive and use it to bash in your opponent’s grey matter instead! The Epic Armoury Orc Buckler is a small latex LARP shield worn around the wearer’s arm, inspired by the brutal and cataclysmal ways of orcs and other terrifying creatures. Use it to shield yourself against blows or simply use it as a mean to swiftly clear your way from any annoying goblinesque obstacles. The rough buckler is elongated with rounded corners; rugged and worn with dents and scratches, it sports a collection of golden riveted detailing on front. Featuring two sturdy bands with adjustable buckles to strap your arm securely against the underside, feel confident that this hard EVA foam and latex shield will withstand the continued abuse of a LARP with regular maintenance.
The buckler goes well with Epic Armoury’s Ruinous range of products, for instance the Orc Cleaver. However, its naturalistic design can be used by a wide range of characters such as trolls, ogre barbarians, or necromancers. With its unique detailing and natural look, you can make this Orc Buckler a trust-worthy central piece when crafting your character’s kit.
Earliest references to orcs are found in Old English and Anglo-Saxon sources, such as in Beowulf and in 16th century Italian folktales
The word itself stems from the Latin word Orcus, which was the name given to the Roman deity of the dead
J.R.R. Tolkien’s 20th century The Lord of the Rings series describes orcs as brutish, aggressive beings with a taste for human flesh
Perfect for Trolls, Orcs, Ogres, Goblins, Hobgoblins, Gargoyles, and Demons. Just cause your one of those races, doesn't make you evil, you could be Chaotic Neutral!
Aradani Studios elf ears are considered by many as the best costume prosthetics in the world. These are hand-crafted in our home studio by the artists of Aradani with attention to detail and quality.
Not only do we hand make and inspect each set of ears, we try to use the highest quality materials we can find. Often on the road we are told our ears last for years of use, with some people coming back with the same ears after 6-7 years of wearing them! You can attach these ears with spirit gum or liquid latex (personally we recommend spirit gum). The seam lines can be blended with latex or hidden with the use of an ear cuff as shown in the picture.
Size: 3 1/2 " from the inner-curve to tip. (adds approx. 2 1/2 " to the length of your ears)
Recommended Age: 5 and up.
Made of Costume Grade Latex and powdered with Hypoallergenic Baby Powder
Different Make-up Colors Available. Please note there are additional wait times for coloured ears.
Design: Paul and Michael Bielaczyc
These are handcrafted in our home studio, by the artists of Aradani, with attention to detail and quality.
Customer note: Painted stock are hand painted inhouse by Of Science & Swords staff. We can attempt to match your skin tone if you are able to provide a side shot of your head on the selection of the most appropriate skin tone from the drop down. Alternatively, if you want custom colouration, please leave a message whilst placing your order and we will be in touch.
Aradani Studios was founded in 2002 by the Bielaczyc siblings, Michael, Paul and Sara. Their original intention was to work at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival as a part-time endeavor, a way for them to spend time together and have some fun selling artwork. So many people were interested in Paul's elven costume, particularly the pointed ears, that the they decided that they would add elf ears to the business. The following weekend, the Bielaczyc's began what Aradani Studios is best known for: hand-painting elf ears to blend in naturally with people's skin tone.
What began as a once a year activity for the brothers expanded in 2003 to include three Renaissance festivals and multiple conventions around the country. During this time, Aradani Studios carried a variety of other brands, but didn't manufacture any of their own products. However, with customers requesting custom prosthetics at every show, they decided it was time to expand.
Starting early in 2005, they began sculpting and producing their own line of prosthetics, by 2007, over 90% of the products they sold were created in house, made and manufactured in Nashville, Tennessee. Customers all over the world have enjoyed Aradani elf ears and masks.
Aside from latex prosthetics and jewelry, Michael and Paul Bielaczyc are acclaimed fantasy artists, winning awards all over the country and working for companies such as Dragonlance and Apex Digest. Their work can be seen in shows across the Southeast and various publications.
About Aradani's business practices:
We strive to bring the best quality costuming to our customers. We also try our best to have most things made in the United States (or if possible in fair trade commerce). 80% of our products are made in the U.S. , and 100% of the products we make are designed, built and manufactured here in the U.S.A. by workers who are paid a fair wage.
Your clan needs blood in order to perform a powerful ritual before battle. You have captured many new slaves, and the chief has decided to force them into a tournament. The losers shall be sacrificed.
As the clan’s shaman, you await your first victim. There are cheers and roars of excitement from your fellow orcs as a human soldier is forced to fight one of his companions. In desperation to survive, his friendship quickly withers. His beaten opponent is brought before your altar, and with your Cutter you take the blood you need.
Epic Armoury’s Cutter is a 41 cm dagger designed to match the Choppa, the orc’s weapon of choice. The Cutter is a distinctly orcish weapon, featuring a 24 cm battle-worn serrated blade. The small triangular crossguard protects a 12 cm split-leather wrapped handle and a coreless matching pommel.
Made from durable closed cell foam around a solid fibreglass core and finished with a strong latex coating, you can feel confident that your LARP weapon will provide the safety and appeal you want when crafting your battlefield kit.
Meant to be used as the final line of defense, and also as a utility tool
Designed to be versatile, capable of slashing or thrusting effectively