Nielsen Park Creative Centre 56 Neilson Dr, Etobicoke, ON
Sunday, August 11, 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm Exhibitors must arrive and set up by 10:00am.
$10.00 (children under 12 are free)
Available at the Door
|8:00am||Room open for vendors/displayers to start setting up. Setup must be complete prior to 10:00am|
|10:00am||The fun begins|
|4:00pm||Raffle Prize Draw|
|5:00pm||Time to go home|
|Demo times subject to change if necessary on day of event|
I had always had a very artistic creative side, but it really wasn’t till 2009 when I had helped my cousin make a costume for a convention he was going to that I became interested in costume making. From there on I really wanted to start making costumes, I stumbled across a website called The Replica Prop Forum. After seeing prop replicas from all my favorite movies made by the members on the forum, I was bit by the prop bug and just had to focus myself on it. First thing I made was a helmet from the movie Iron Man and I soon came to realize I was really good at it! I decided I would build the entire suit from the first film.
After the suit was built it would need to be molded and light weight copies cast, but I did not have the time or money to get into that at the moment so I decided to continue with the Iron Man building. I had always wanted a sideshow toys 1:1 scale Iron Man MRK III bust. I got this crazy idea that I should build my own, so I did! I wanted to build a bust that showed more of the MRK III armor than what the sideshow bust did.
Now it was time to take a break from Iron Man and get into a little sculpting of other favorites from my childhood. I decided to make Audrey 2 the man eating plant from Little Shop of Horrors (1986 version) I sculpted the medium closed mouth version, but there will also be a open mouth version as well.
I feel I have found a true passion in this hobby and will never quit, there are just too many things I want to make!
Matt has loaned the first of a limited number of his custom made Iron man MRK III reveal busts which was auctioned off at the 2014 Toronto Prop Party.
Matt can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org