What to do with a cosplay prop when you’re done wearing the costume? Unless you have infinite storage space, you’ve got to consider multiple purposes. Harrison Krix created a Whiterun Shield from Skyrim from scratch for a costume worn at Dragon*Con 2012. He didn’t have room for a 2′ wide shield, so he got creative and turned it into a coffee table.
He pirated legs from an old table, built a simple frame, added some glass over the top of the shield and tada – classy (by my definition) and functional home decor.
See the transformation into a coffee table after the break.