After graduating from the Art Institute, I needed another creative outlet since I no longer had deadlines due to classes.  Creating prop replicas always fascinated me, but I never had the time to really dive into it during school.  I went to my first comic convention after graduation where I built my first suit of armor to have some fun along with the crowd.  I was surprised to hear that people were highly impressed with my first build at the event, that some even asked me to build props and costumes for them.  Excited to learn that I can make money off such a fun hobby, I began taking armor and prop commissions.