Nemesis Workshops (also known as Ateliers Nemesis) has specialized for 15 years in the design and manufacture of weapons for LARP and Cosplay. In addition, we manufacture props, costumes, creatures, sets and promotional products for film, theatre, corporate, as well as various types of immersive entertainment activities (GN/LARP).
Our reputation for excellence has earned us worldwide recognition in these fields. Our high-end weapons for recreational combat are sold and distributed in more than a dozen countries. Our expertise in composite materials, as well as our passion for challenge, has allowed us to create and design many costumes, creatures, accessories and puppets for a myriad of different environments.
From acrobatic performances to stunts, from large-scale shows, from the excessive to the realistic or the fantastic: Nemesis Workshop approach is to design products that meet everyone’s requirements and to be inspired by your dreams to make them come true. From sketch to realization, we offer a great flexibility of manufacturing means to ensure development, in addition to fast production for almost all accessories and costumes to meet the specific needs of our customers.
Beyond our creative talents and production capabilities, we have formed over the years an efficient and talented network of craftsmen. Thus, we have at our disposal a creative team ready to carry out large-scale projects that may require complementary skills. Our varied clientele is composed of individuals, merchants, distributors, theatre companies, film and video game producers, advertising agencies, photographers and corporate companies working in the event industry.
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
“How do they look? I do not know! The few times I was unfortunate to cross their path, I never saw a full face. Their glaring eyes glowed in the dark on the far side of the mire, but I saw only darkness up close. Pray that you shall never meet these raiding inhuman predators!”
The Raider Helmet offers armour with an antique, almost amphibian appearance that is perfect for any combative character with an alien ambience. The helmet is made of mild steel and padded with leather for comfort. It is the crowning piece of the Raider Armour but can be combined with other armour types for a specialised look. Whether you play human or monster, dragon rider or mire walker, noble savage or evil lurker, the Raider Helmet will contribute to unforgettable characters in future stories!
The chopping tool was favoured by the men of the islands. Whilst true that it lacked the finesse of a smaller, handheld knife, it did provide the stasifaction of cleaving through the shining armour of the men that arrived trying to take their land.
A Powerful Chopping Blade
Epic Armoury’s Panabas is a 140 cm long LARP sword inspired by the southern Philippines. Featuring a forward curving 75 cm latex blade, the Panabas is a tribal weapon that is great for your Ruinous character! Handmade and hand painted to look like real metal and wood, it is made out of soft EVA foam around a 12 mm solid fibreglass rod core--chosen for its durability and safety. It is coated with latex for its smooth appearance and to minimize shredding.
The Panabas is sculpted to look like a long, axe-like blade that has been heavily notched from war. The 37 cm handle grip is textured like a real wooden staff, with the suggestion of leather binds around its ends. It’s perfect for orcs and barbarians of all sorts.
Inspired by Filipino History
A unique weapon unique to the southern Philippines
The real weapon ranged in size, and produced a cleaver-like wound
The hilt was often made from hard narra wood and wrapped in braided rattan