Packaging and Photography: Keto
Tusks created by: Drillbot (@drillbot14kv3)
For: dBear and Tusker
So it was recently dBear's birthday, and I decided to try and give him multiple “smaller gifts”. And by the time I sunk my teeth (get it?) into the whole project, I thought it would be great to also get a matching pair for Tusker, fancy packaging and all, so they’ll match.
I saw that drillbot was making and selling these prosthetic orc tusks, and as soon as I saw them, I instantly knew I had to get them for dbear and Tusler, since they’re both into orcs and tusks and that kinda thing. I knew having these big orc tusks and walking around like a big ol’ lunk would be right up their alley. And to be honest, it looks great on em both: cute and hot all at the same time.
Drillbot was kind enough to customize the paint job. I like his normally fully-painted ones, but I just thought a lighter more subtle paint job would be more fitting.
When they arrived, they looked PERFECT, and arrived in simple and safe packaging.
But that wasn’t enough for my inner gay, designer/decorative, Martha Stewart self, so I got some textured paper for wrapping, some hemp rope, redesigned the instructions and sketched scientific diagrams of the teeth. Then printed it on paper with a worn paper texture background, then crumpled the paper until soft and tore and burnt the edges with a lighter. Then I scrapped off the char to make sure the char didn’t ruin anything else.
Then I rolled it up and used the hemp rope to tie it up with a little metal pin that says “altered” on it that I found (Tusker’s metal pin says “Imagine”), which felt like a perfect little touch, almost as if it’s a warning or description of the secrets concealed!
Then I got a black satin-ish pouch with a blue lining (their favorite color) to hold the tusks, and a nice little treasure box to conceal it all.
The concept was to make it all feel like a little hidden treasure, found in ancient orc ruins, that someone left behind to preserve something rare, precious, and a secret — magic tusks that turn you into one of them.