About us

 Hand made Cosplay props and LARP weapons. But you probably already knew that. Currently I am a one man operation working part time out of my garage in Lansing Michigan. I will be traveling from convention to fair, selling my wares through out Michigan, and beyond (someday, when gas prices drop)

I enjoy my craft, and would love to share it with you! Whether you just need a tidbit of advice, or you want to learn from the ground up. I am more than happy to help. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. If you are looking for an in depth learning experience I hope to be offering short courses that walk you through the process. By the end you will have made a masterpiece of your very own.

About me

My name is Stephen McCarthy. I am a young wannabe entrepreneur. Ultimately I don't want to grow up. Just because we are getting older doesn't mean we have to stop having fun. I want to do what I love while inspiring others to do likewise. Life is too short to be doing something you hate.

I love making things, I always have. I vividly remember long summer days spent running around in a costume I made entirely by myself, a fact I was quite proud of. Now my costumes are a little more advanced than a bed sheet cape, paper mask, and a big stick.

What's with the name?

 After a couple months of fruitless overthinking, it struck me at the dinner table. I had a couple different name ideas for my new business, but I wasn't very happy with any of them. It was one of my dad's impulse steak knights. The leftovers in our fridge would have to wait another day or two. He had seen a good deal and thus I was peeling potatoes while he was heating up the grill. I was preparing garlic mashed potatoes, one of the McCarthy family's favorite side dishes. It was at times like this that he would tease me, telling me that we were descended from a long line of proud Irish potato thieves. I remember how young Stephen had been told there was once a McCarthy castle in Ireland. Before I had too many ambitions of noble quests and claiming a long lost birthright, I was assured we had been nothing more that the emptiers of the royal chamber pots. Then, along with a graphic description of what a chamber pot was, I was told that It was now called the Blarney castle.