Shield of Whiterun, Skyrim
Created in about three days as an accessory to a costume, this piece had to be made simple, light, but also durable enough to withstand a four day convention packed with 40,000 people. The final piece weighs only 2.5lbs and weathered the crowds of Dragon*Con 2012 wonderfully.
After its costume duties were finished, the shield found new life as an end table in my gaming room. After re-purposing the legs from a battered thrift store coffee table, a new frame was built to support the 24″ round piece while a sheet of glass keeps the painted front from any beverage spills and water rings.