|I see many more shop/lab classes in my future.|
Want to know how I came to the conclusion that I could be a great prop maker? A blog, of course.
This blog to be precise, Stop and Eat The Roses. I stumbled upon this blog following some rabbit hole-esque trail of links that I can't quite recall. It's written by a woman named Rania, whom I'm certain I would be best friends with in real life. She's a super crafty lady who I slowly realized had my dream job, or something very close to it. Rania is a event designer and prop maker. She basically plans out and then makes all the props for events like haunted houses/attractions, parties, raves etc. I meandered my way around her site for a few hours amazed at all of the cool jobs and opportunities Rania shared on her blog.
This was the post that got me to Rania's blog so I thought I'd share my first impressions. She built this amazing 22 ft. long Lady Rainicorn centerpiece for a set of Adventure Time themed raves. Her disco horn spins. I had to bow down to her genius when I read that.
She also made these amazing cotton candy tree lights! A lot of thought and engineering went into these, it's super impressive. I totally want some of these for my house and pretty sure I could make them following the pictures and what she said her process was on her blog.
Cosplayers use a lot of props, some are home made, some are professional and some are a mix of both, like Joker's Harley below. She made her Harley Quinn Mallet out of foam and painted it. I believe she made the bands around it as well. The end result is spectacular! Something a film would be proud to incorporate into any scene, no CGI needed.
Right now I'm just going to focus on my life goal (learning how to make anything) while finishing up classes at my community college. If I have a good base level of skills maybe I can get an internship and get my foot wedged into the industry.
Do you have a plan for what career you're going to pursue? My plan admittedly is pretty loose at the moment but it feels good to have some direction, an ultimate end goal.
Til Next Time!