Making a District 9 Alien Assault Rifle Prop Replica

One of our favorite science fiction movies is District 9, which features beautiful props by Weta Workshop. Paying tribute to the film, we team up with prop maker Bill Doran and effects artist Frank Ippolito to replicate the movie’s Alien Assault Rifle and accompanying alien hand. We walk through the process of building each, with the final cosplay pieces coming together at Comic-Con! (Thanks to Smooth-On for providing materials for this build!)

Shot and edited by Joey Fameli
Additional footage by Frank Ippolito and Bill Doran

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6 thoughts on “Making a District 9 Alien Assault Rifle Prop Replica

  1. So fun to see all these people whose work I’ve followed for years and years come together and make cool stuff, sharing their process with the world. Makes me all warm and fuzzy! 🙂

  2. Great work, guys! (though I was hoping to hear Bill attempt a South African accent to complete the illusion)

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