Din D’Jarin from The Mandalorian tv series

Harrison Designs and Concepts

Photo credit: Downen Photography

Award-winning, master craftsman Tim Harrison formally founded Harrison Designs and Concepts, or HDC, in 2018 to break the standard of traditional design and fabrication. The HDC leadership team (Tim, Marty Dubin, and Rory Sunderland) has over 30 years of experience making fantasy reality and the impossible possible. They specialize in crafting cinematic and hyper-realistic details in multi-medium props, costumes, and practical effects.

Their portfolio includes work for Amazon, Showtime, Blumhouse, Disney, Big Lots, Miller Lite, New Balance, Casey’s General Store, Pfizer, independent films, commercials, and more. The HDC team works together to pass on their love, knowledge, and passion for craftsmanship through educational panels and workshops for conventions, video tutorials on social media platforms, and Tim’s adjunct professorship with DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

Din was made using a variety of traditional and modern fabrication techniques. The armor, weapons, and accessories were 3D modeled, MSLA and FFF 3D printed, then the armor was molded and cast in various urethane resins and rubbers. Various aspects of the weapons and accessories were machined in aluminum vs 3D printed. The armor, weapon, and accessory elements were then prepped and painted using similar products and methods used to create the screen-used costume. The flight suit is made from duck canvas and bonded nylon thread. The cape is boiled wool. The belts, bandolier, holster, left leg greave, and boot covers were made from various veg and chrome tan leathers. The ab tasset was made using chrome tan leather, which was wet formed and pressed with a custom-made die. Various aging and distressing methods were applied to blend the multiple fabrication methods and visualize the worn look of the fictional universe. Custom electronics were created, programmed, and installed to additional dynamic elements to bring the costume to life.