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We are here to help Super Hero’s save the World.
To help everyone achieve the best Costume they can at an Affordable Price.

This our Hobby.
Not a way to make millions in profit. Which is why we charge the smallest amount we can to cover costs and to fund future projects for us All.
Professional¬†Equipment for Super Hero’s.

IDM is based in Leeds and London providing props and special effects services to support the cosplay community in the UK, EU, USA and Internationally.

Our special effects technicians have a broad range of skills (see our Supervisors James & Adam Bio’s) and a substantial industry career.

Apart from IDM Imagineering we are actively involved in design and technical projects.

If you have a problem… if no one else can help… and if you can fund us‚Ķ maybe you can hire… IDM.

James on M. 0776 99 68 108


James [Maker]

At School I loved Technical Drawing, Wood and Metal Work.

I went on to do Art & Design Foundation at Art College and then a Degree in Industrial Design and Engineering.

After Graduating with a BA in Industrial Design & Engineering I spent many years in Design Consultancy working on Product, Interior and Advertising Design and then I ventured into Computers, Programming and then MultiMedia, Video & Networks.

I worked  as an Apple Corporate Systems Consultant …

but somewhere along the way I stopped ‚ÄėMaking‚Äô ūüôĀ

So I followed the Dream … and I worked in Special Visual Effects in London and all was good for a very long time ūüôā

For the past 15 years I have started a range of Creative & Technical Business ventures…

but always the ‚ÄėMaking‚Äô was calling ‚Ķ

And so I’m BACK!, here at IDM with 35 years of Creative Making, for you …


Cosplay Armourer

Adam [Maker]

Thanks to my Dad’s engineering background and his love of Tolkien I already had a passion for model making, computers and the worlds of dungeons and dragons.

While at school I learned how to cast metal, work with plastic and how to shape wood, skills I will always be thankful for.

I completed a diploma in general Art and Design specialising in ceramics and sculpting, then continued on to another diploma in art and design focusing more on Graphic Design and Fine Art.

From there I gained a BA in Film and Photography specialising in Animation.I’ve had jobs constructing shop displays and running a local cinema (brilliant!) while also setting time aside to be a runner for a feature films.In my spare time (yes I still had a bit) I gained coaching skills in my chosen sport of archery, winning several county competitions and running the junior county archery squad.

Since then my career has been focused in the Design Industry helping to create Graphics and Packaging solutions for many major Brands world wide.

My passion for D&D, comics, movies, sci-fi, manga and costumes has increased overtime and has reached the point that I want to share what I know and help other to realise there dreams…

Hero’s assemble!

3 thoughts on “ABOUT IDM

  1. Rick Barbosa

    Im interested in a lawgiver mk2 from Dredd , i want to add it to WE G18 airsoft pistol, and wanted to know how much it would cost.

    1. Odin SonOdin Son Post author

      Hi Rick,

      That is an exciting idea.
      We have made a few Judge Dredd LawGivers as AirSoft.

      There is an issue with legality, age and laws … one has to be a registered member of a gun club or Airsoft gun club or association.
      Then there is the challenge of shipping what the authorities class as a ‘live weapon’ !

      We do supply a KIT on our web shop and have Manuals, Photo’s and Support to see ‘you’ through your self-Build.

      Kind regards,

      James [maker] IDM


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