HDC Fabrication

HDC Fabrication Custom fabrication for replica and original work for props and costumes for cosplay, film, and theater. Here at Harrison Designs and Concepts, we make your fantasy a reality.
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More than cosplay. More than props. More than special effects. We fabricate dreams. We fabricate fantasy. We weave into existence that which can only be found in the furthest corners of your imagination. Be it for a collection or a movie production, an extravagant piece of armor, or a small locket from a favorite game, the same amount of research, dedication, sweat, and love to make it as real as possible go in to every piece of work created. Thank you for joining us in this journey. Our skill sets include; -Foamsmithing for armors and props -Practical fx -Mold making and casting -Traditional and Digital -Leather work -Resin and FFF 3d printing -Laser cutting and engraving -High detail finishing work -Known for high detail, hero prop work

Mission: Here at Harrison Designs and Concepts, we strive to make fantasy a reality. The details needed to take that childhood dream and bring it in to our world are what is truly loved with our craft. Be it for a commission for a fellow fan or a movie production, some extravagant piece of armor or a small locket from a favorite game, the same amount of research, dedication, sweat, love, and frustration to make it as real as possible go in to every piece of work created. Thank you for joining us in this journey.

Operating as usual

Taking some time to dust and clean up today. We've been sanding for about the last 40 years so there is definitely a nic...
09/28/2020

Taking some time to dust and clean up today. We've been sanding for about the last 40 years so there is definitely a nice little surface layer on a few things. As usual, lots of stuff going on. Mando, leathers, foam, some nda, all the things. Very refreshing having the cleaner workspace again. Happy Monday all!

#themandalorian
#starwars
#mandalorianmercs
#thisistheway
#3dprint
#zyltec
#elegoomars
#fabrication
#chicagocostumedesigner
#chicagopropmaker
#thistheway
#mando
#foamarmor
#mandalorian
#propdesign
#propshop
#propmaker
#movieprop
#filmprop
#practicaleffects
#3dprinter
#3dprinting
#makersgonnamake
#chicago
#smoothon

09/25/2020

The weeks are cruzing by. Had an amazing time with out presentation with @matchboxcowork GLEW2020 today. Thank you to all who have checked out the event!

Getting distressing and electronics rolling on the client mando work, some other client work, and some fun stuff we've been working on that I'm looking forward to sharing with everyone...in December.. nda life. Mando is such a fun build. Beautiful end product and some sweet skill sets to use.

This computer is a super easy setup with open source, pre compiled code. Very quick wiring and config for such a great look

Models by @darrenpattenden
MandoPuter code by Jon Breazile and modded

#themandalorian
#starwars
#mandalorianmercs
#thisistheway
#3dprint
#zyltec
#elegoomars
#fabrication
#chicagocostumedesigner
#chicagopropmaker
#thistheway
#mando
#foamarmor
#mandalorian
#propdesign
#propshop
#propmaker
#movieprop
#filmprop
#practicaleffects
#3dprinter
#3dprinting
#makersgonnamake
#chicago

We have been very fortunate and lucky to be apart of such an adaptive community. Had the honor of judging the @itsanimem...
09/18/2020

We have been very fortunate and lucky to be apart of such an adaptive community. Had the honor of judging the @itsanimemagic virtual contest with some fantastic humans. @alison.senpai @marmgie @pockythief and I did not have it easy picking these winners. Congratulations to all of the winners and to all amazing submissions. I only wish we could have done it in person! Thank you again to @itsanimemagic and @ketsuekiravencosplay for having us and doing a great job organizing everything. Cannot wait for the show next year!!

#animemagic
#virtualcontest
#virtualconvention
#3dprint
#foamarmor
#foamsmith
#leatherwork
#elegoomars
#fabrication
#chicagocostumedesigner
#chicagopropmaker
#foamarmor
#mandalorian
#propdesign
#propshop
#propmaker
#movieprop
#filmprop
#practicaleffects
#3dprinting
#makersgonnamake
#chicago
#handmade

Nice having some of the band back together getting caught up on work. Not quite @c2e2 prep crazy but 4 total is pretty m...
09/13/2020

Nice having some of the band back together getting caught up on work. Not quite @c2e2 prep crazy but 4 total is pretty much max capacity with covid precautions. @tinkersmith.labs
@the.cryptid.kid and @seemyphotons kicking all the butts. Follow them. Do it.

Some nice @imperialsurface alumaluster shine on armor with a 2k clear coat. As long as you have the right tools and materials, glossy metallics clear like a dream. A lot of times its the propellants in rattle cans that dull them out.

These are 3d printed in @zyltech petg, sanded 2k high build primer wet sand, seal, gloss, magic sauce, then the top coat clear then oil washes and carbon scoring.

A lot of other things still going on in the background. These sets are some of the few regular items we are making for private clients then outstanding custom (one off) work to wrap

Files by @darrenpattenden

#themandalorian
#starwars
#mandalorianmercs
#thisistheway
#3dprint
#zyltec
#elegoomars
#fabrication
#chicagocostumedesigner
#chicagopropmaker
#thistheway
#mando
#foamarmor
#mandalorian
#propdesign
#propshop
#propmaker
#movieprop
#filmprop
#practicaleffects
#3dprinter
#3dprinting
#makersgonnamake
#chicago

09/11/2020
MatchBOX

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A lot of different things going on in the shop. Nice to be spraying some top coats again as we wrap up more client work....
09/07/2020

A lot of different things going on in the shop. Nice to be spraying some top coats again as we wrap up more client work. Here is one of those things and one of my favorites. Moar mando bits. Printed in @zyltech petg which we still have a code for 15% off (HDC). Painted with the one and only @imperialsurface alumaluster just like the show. Probably the best metallic to date that I've used and it's worth every penny. Looking forward to getting this set out the door. A lot of surface preparation work by @tinkersmith.labs and @seemyphotons on this set and just a lot of wet and dry sanding in general going on.

Also finally found a pebble leather I think im happy woth for the mando rigs. Made some exchanges at @tandyleather today. Looking forward to getting updates done and more pics of all the different works we've got going on.

Files by Great Ape Art Studios

#themandalorian
#starwars
#mandalorianmercs
#thisistheway
#3dprint
#zyltec
#elegoomars
#fabrication
#chicagocostumedesigner
#chicagopropmaker
#thistheway
#mando
#foamarmor
#mandalorian
#propdesign
#propshop
#propmaker
#movieprop
#filmprop
#practicaleffects
#3dprinter
#3dprinting
#makersgonnamake
#chicago

We've been quiet. Thank you for still being here and hanging. Lots going on amd just not much energy for the socials. St...
09/04/2020

We've been quiet. Thank you for still being here and hanging. Lots going on amd just not much energy for the socials. Still lots of mando work, other star wars, foam work, some leather. In addition to @tinkersmith.labs still kicking but and helping work done, its been great having @the.cryptid.kid back in working after the mad rush from @c2e2 and also @seemyphotons has been in helping and the 3 have them have helped relieve a lot of stress as we get caught up from covid madness and everything else. Thank you all 💚💚💚

Been finding some pics of past work circa 2018. Various versions of the @fallout army helmet we've done and an old scouter. First one was for @wastelandexports and their awesome display. Swipe to see some differences in the variations, fresh and clean vs distressed and the quick 60 sec wip vid in the comments!! These were done well before we had the printers in the shop. still gotta love the scratch made masters and the ole mold and cast. Have a few of these that need to be remade and to keep in house! Def a past fav project. Happy Friday!!

#fallout
#fallout4
#dragonball
#fallout76
#saiyan
#saiyanprince
#handmade
#moldmaking
#resincasting
#fabrication
#chicagocostumedesigner
#chicagopropmaker
#foamarmor
#mandalorian
#propdesign
#propshop
#propmaker
#movieprop
#filmprop
#practicaleffects
#makersgonnamake
#chicago
#smoothon

C2E2 2020 Pic by @javage logan/Con Season Media
08/21/2020

C2E2 2020 Pic by @javage logan/Con Season Media

08/07/2020

Friday! Have some time lapse laser pews engraving and cutting out a wallet. This was sped up 24x. Actual time was about 10 min.

#leatherwork
#tandyleather
#leather
#nordic
#leatherbelt
#rennaissance
#renaissancefaire
#vikings
#viking
#fabrication
#chicagocostumedesigner
#chicagopropmaker
#foamarmor
#propdesign
#propshop
#propmaker
#movieprop
#filmprop
#practicaleffects
#makersgonnamake
#chicago
#lasercutting
#lasercut
#laserengraving

08/06/2020

The Google photos told me it's been 2 years since my fav leather project so thought I would make a little wip video. Only so much you can share in 12 pics but I still love this thing. We will be making a new one for display for shop work but also mostly so I can match Tony and drink mead from horns. This was made from 10 ounce veg tan from @tandyleather all hand tooled with various stamps from Tandy and also some burning to give it that super old school look on the tooling. We were provided with references and came up with the design using chose runes and client selected Nordic protection. Buckles are hand forged iron by @lufolk and are freaking gorgeous. Very much looking forward to having one on the display wall!

#leatherwork
#tandyleather
#leather
#nordic
#leatherbelt
#rennaissance
#renaissancefaire
#vikings
#viking
#fabrication
#chicagocostumedesigner
#chicagopropmaker
#foamarmor
#propdesign
#propshop
#propmaker
#movieprop
#filmprop
#practicaleffects
#makersgonnamake
#chicago

Getting caught up on a lot of work and haven't spent much time on posts with more focus in the shop but thank you all fo...
08/05/2020

Getting caught up on a lot of work and haven't spent much time on posts with more focus in the shop but thank you all for hanging around! Here are just some of the things going out the door. Not pictured, various star wars leather bits, star fox pews on a collab, foam work, design work, practical effect bit, lasering wallet designs, normal businessing.... And this is the culmination of why I'm mentally tired and haven't been posting much 😅 Also slowly planning YouTube videos, some personal builds, and getting a few more hands in the shop to help with print finishing. Custom work is getting caught up and things are going well. Also still planning the fun Poe reads Shakespeare's A New Hope stream so stay tuned for that. Hope everyone is staying safe and keeping up the good fight

Horn model by @chamanleon_fx
Din Mando beskar model by @darrenpattenden
Heavy Mando armor model by @mmmmystery
Grav Charge model made in collab with @redzprops

#themandalorian
#starwars
#mandalorianmercs
#thisistheway
#3dprint
#zyltec
#elegoomars
#fabrication
#chicagocostumedesigner
#chicagopropmaker
#thistheway
#mando
#foamarmor
#mandalorian
#propdesign
#propshop
#propmaker
#movieprop
#filmprop
#practicaleffects
#3dprinter
#3dprinting
#makersgonnamake
#chicago
#smoothon

HDC Fabrication's cover photo
07/31/2020

HDC Fabrication's cover photo

The man, the myth, the legend. If anyone deserves his dream gig working at blizzard, it's @zachfischerart  can anyone th...
07/29/2020

The man, the myth, the legend. If anyone deserves his dream gig working at blizzard, it's @zachfischerart can anyone that we both don't know put in a good word? Look what he did on his free time, imagine what he could do with a budget. 😉

Throw back to Blizzcon 2018... Can't believe it's been 2 years almost. Almost 90 of us came together to make this insane group and we are all in the same hellish con crunch boat and pulled it was damn close, but we made it. Still one of my most memorable experiences to date. @hokuprops are both still finding green resin in their shop.

Zach damn near killed himself getting all these designs done and created one of the best and probably largest fan art groups that internationally exists. I know I would love to see these skins in any blizzard game.

Once mando is done, going to knock a couple smaller costumes out and then it's time for Varian 2.0. I need to do him justice and bring him and his sweet, sweet shattered Shalamayne back to life.

Project Ebon Blade by @zachfischerart

#worldofwarcraftcosplay
#projectebonblade
#worldofwarcraft
#blizzcon
#blizzard
#blizzardentertainment
#3dprint
#foamarmor
#foamsmith
#leatherwork
#elegoomars
#fabrication
#chicagocostumedesigner
#chicagopropmaker
#foamarmor
#mandalorian
#propdesign
#propshop
#propmaker
#movieprop
#filmprop
#practicaleffects
#makersgonnamake
#chicago

Thank you to everyone who tuned in to our Cosplay 101 panel with @ahml FanCon last night! Was an amazing time and make s...
07/11/2020

Thank you to everyone who tuned in to our Cosplay 101 panel with @ahml FanCon last night! Was an amazing time and make sure to check out the other programming they have going this weekend!!

Back in the shop after a 16 hour day yesterday. Got some new buffing compounds so figured I would breath some new live in to one of the old, tarnished @projectebonblade cold casts for Varian's sweet death nipple accents. The brass polished back up beautifully. You can really see the difference next to the on that's been sitting.

Don't know when but he's going to come back to the full extent of my original vision.

Sculpted in @monster_clay med. Molded and cold cast with @smoothon products

Project Ebon Blade by @zachfischerart

#worldofwarcraftcosplay
#projectebonblade
#worldofwarcraft
#virtuallearning
#virtualconvention
#3dprint
#foamarmor
#foamsmith
#leatherwork
#elegoomars
#fabrication
#chicagocostumedesigner
#chicagopropmaker
#thistheway
#mando
#foamarmor
#mandalorian
#propdesign
#propshop
#propmaker
#movieprop
#filmprop
#practicaleffects
#3dprinting
#makersgonnamake
#chicago
#handmade
#ahmlfancon

Today is the day! Thinking back and missing @c2e2 and if you are as well, join us for Cosplay 101 and a mold  making and...
07/10/2020

Today is the day! Thinking back and missing @c2e2 and if you are as well, join us for Cosplay 101 and a mold making and resin casting demo with @ahml FanCon at 7pm central this evening! We will be going over basics, taking questions, showing tools ing the shop, and then demoing how to run a one part dump mold with some fine @smoothon products.
Stream will be on the AHML FanCon YouTube page. Make sure to register at the link below which is also available in out profile! Hopefully see you there!!

https://www.ahml.info/scheduling/reservation/61851

Pic by @conseasonmedia

#themandalorian
#starwars
#virtuallearning
#virtualconvention
#3dprint
#foamarmor
#foamsmith
#leatherwork
#elegoomars
#fabrication
#chicagocostumedesigner
#chicagopropmaker
#thistheway
#mando
#foamarmor
#mandalorian
#propdesign
#propshop
#propmaker
#movieprop
#filmprop
#practicaleffects
#3dprinting
#makersgonnamake
#chicago
#handmade
#ahmlfancon

This Friday at 7pm central we will be streaming with @ahml FanCon for a Cosplay 101 panel! Come hang with us for 90 min ...
07/07/2020

This Friday at 7pm central we will be streaming with @ahml FanCon for a Cosplay 101 panel! Come hang with us for 90 min of q&a, tips and tricks, stories, and shenanigans! Make sure you register for the event, it's free! It'll be streaming on the libraries YouTube! Here is the link for registration and it's also on the profile!

https://www.ahml.info/scheduling/reservation/61851

Pics by @conseasonmedia
And @mphcosplayphotog

#themandalorian
#starwars
#virtuallearning
#virtualconvention
#3dprint
#foamarmor
#foamsmith
#leatherwork
#elegoomars
#fabrication
#chicagocostumedesigner
#chicagopropmaker
#thistheway
#mando
#foamarmor
#mandalorian
#propdesign
#propshop
#propmaker
#movieprop
#filmprop
#practicaleffects
#3dprinting
#makersgonnamake
#chicago
#handmade
#ahmlfancon

HDC Fabrication's cover photo
07/07/2020

HDC Fabrication's cover photo

07/05/2020
Planet Comicon

We are gonig live at 1:30 central today with Planet Comicon !!

Join US Toy Magic and Costume Shop's own Gel E. Bean as he catches up with Tim Harrison, founder of Harrison Designs & Concepts, aka HDC Fabrication. Tim is a master level costumer and fabricator in sculpting, casting, foam-smithing, leatherwork, sewing and metalwork. He creates custom fabrication for replica and original work for props and costumes for cosplay, film and theater. We're gonna be looking at his Mandalorian build and talk about distressing materials for costumes.

Join us for our eleventh installment of our Cosplay Crafter Livestream Series on Sunday, July 5th at facebook.com/planetcomiconkc/live.

Sponsored by US Toy Magic and Costume Shop and Dustin Evans Photography.

Here is some of that leather work I mentioned yesterday. Two of my favorite project and  oddly enough one of the earlies...
07/03/2020

Here is some of that leather work I mentioned yesterday. Two of my favorite project and oddly enough one of the earliest with the most recent. The Viking belt is still my all time fav to date I think. We will be making another to keep in house like I mentioned. Fin stamping and tooling work along with the patterning and burning on the runes and protection circles. All 10 ounce leather, leather lacing, synthetic fur, and it had a full beaver pelt skirt to go along with it. The old spell book for black mage was made in 2015. One of my first larger leather work projects and also first time doing book binding. It's a bit rough around the edges but she still holds up well. Always nice looking back too. Happy Friday all!

#leatherwork
#leather
#bookbinding
#tandyleather
#historical
#vikings
#viking
#grimoire
#renaissance
#spellbook
#fabrication
#handmade
#chicagocostumedesigner
#chicagopropmaker
#thistheway
#mando
#foamarmor
#propdesign
#propshop
#propmaker
#movieprop
#filmprop
#practicaleffects
#makersgonnamake
#chicago @ HDC Fabrication

Been posting a lot of 3d printing work lately so here are some past non 3d printed projects. We work with a lot of diffe...
07/02/2020

Been posting a lot of 3d printing work lately so here are some past non 3d printed projects. We work with a lot of different mediums. Printing, sculpting, leather, wood, MDF, sintra, resins and silicones, electronics, annndddd foams. Both of these are Eva foam. Robin set in @sksprops hd foam and the DBZ Vegeta cell saga in @tntcosplaysupply foam. Both sealed with @creaturecastrubber semi ridged and painted with a mix of @createxcolors air brush paints and @liquitexofficial heavy body acrylics and I believe oils on the Saiyan armor for dirty bits. Both patterns made in house and looking forward to doing more foam and leather work again. Aside Mando leathers, planning do do a new viking belt that we will keep in house for display. We've got a new Robin set for display ready for paints and planning to remake the DBZ set, as this finish is a bit rough due to being rushed. Also planning a dbs style set along with variants on the Robin base. Anything you would like to see?

#dc
#batman
#evafoam
#evafoamarmor
#foamsmith
#createxcolors
#fabrication
#handmade
#chicagocostumedesigner
#chicagopropmaker
#thistheway
#mando
#foamarmor
#propdesign
#propshop
#propmaker
#movieprop
#filmprop
#practicaleffects
#makersgonnamake
#chicago
#smoothon @ HDC Fabrication

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Here at Harrison Designs and Concepts, we strive to make fantasy a reality. The details needed to take that childhood dream and bring it in to our world are what is truly loved with our craft. Be it for a commission for a fellow fanboy or a movie production, some extravagant piece of armor or a small locket from a favorite game, the same amount of research, dedication, sweat, love, and frustration to make it as real as possible go in to every piece of work created. Thank you for joining us in this journey.

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Tim, just saw your live post with Christopher English and James Wulfgar. Absolutely amazing work! I find the shop talk fascinating. It was a very interesting discussion. Thanks for posting!
Of course I’ll like your page brotha, actually thought I already did.
Next cosplay? Yes.
Moar friends doing awesome stuff
He's pretty good!
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