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As we’ve had the occasional interest on our site for people to purchase or to commission props, Johny, Goombah Squad’s award winning propsmaker, is now open for commissions for 2014. Johny has been creating props for competitive cosplay for four years and general costume fabrication for approximately ten. He specializes in weapons and armor but has created everything from jewelry to other small peripherals. He can replicate nearly any weapon or prop from your favorite Anime, Manga, Video Game, or Comic, or even your own personal designs with quality and fidelity.

“So what will this cost?” Please understand when requesting commissions that these replicas are high quality, show-piece level works. Many require hundreds of hours of work and specific skill sets honed over many years. A prop like Auron’s Masamune from Final Fantasy X (Below) can easily consume 100 or more hours of the artist’s time on top of any materials and tools necessary for its construction. Pricing for each commission will be discussed privately once a request is made. Once you do enter into a commission with us you can be certain however, that your piece will be made with passion and the utmost attention to detail for the fairest price we can offer.

Information Required for Requests:

Picture References – References are extremely important for the fabrication process. More pictures, and better quality, will only mean that the finished result comes out that much better.

Intended Deadline – As mentioned, some pieces take an enormous time investment and so deadlines are very important. Deadlines which are too short may not be feasible but even if this seems to be the case, inquire anyhow. You never know!

Your Contact Information

To submit Commission Requests fill out our Commission Request Form

For other inquiries, email us at

Example of Johny's Work

 FFX Celestial Weapon - Auron's Masamune by Goomba-Squad

More Examples:
FFX Celestial Weapon - Rikku's Godhand by Goomba-Squad  Katara Accessories by Goomba-Squad  Prince Zuko's Double Swords by Goomba-Squad  Sokka's Space Sword by Goomba-Squad  Suki War Fan by Goomba-Squad  Suki's Katana by Goomba-Squad  Princess Yue's Wig by Goomba-Squad


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The Family Driessen
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
The Goombah Squad is a family whose cosplay team consists of Johny:iconj0hnyd:, the Dad, Trena:iconrinigrl:, the Mom, and three of our children, in descending order of age, Shelly, Braiden, and Felicia. Trena's mother often assists and occasionally our friends may be included. We are relatively new still in the world of cosplay but we have been, for many years now, putting together costumes for the family revolving around a theme (movies, games, etc). This account is specifically to show off the efforts of our cosplay productions and to share the efforts of others we encounter at the various conventions we visit! Trena does all the sewing and wig work. Johny's skill lies in the props.

Friends and Affiliates
:iconbl-shoelace: A fellow cosplay production group run in part by a good friend of ours!
:iconelrowiel: Another friend and fellow cosplayer, we met her at our first Anime Banzai several years back. Truly nice person and a great cosplayer. She's provided much help and many tips over the years!


Please also see us on Facebook for progress pictures and information! Goombah Squad Facebook

Current Residence: The State of Denial (Utah)
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Varies by member
Print preference: Any you want to give us!
Favourite photographer: Anyone interested in photographing our work! (P.S. Let us know if you want to organize a shoot!)
Operating System: Brains (connected by local area networking known as a family)

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fixinman Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well we never had a group apply to the sword sanctuary before, Welcome to the club.
Goomba-Squad Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for having us :) Also, while we're a group, Johny is our primary prop/sword maker.
RaineLawliet Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Thanks for the fave :D
Goomba-Squad Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely. It was a cool Orochimaru, and the snake completed the look :)
RaineLawliet Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
I had a lot of fun with this photo shoot.
NekoNariko Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Thanks for the watch!
tailored-illusion Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
:iconqueencattabby: Greetings and thank you kindly for the fav! Cain appreciates your support in his bid for world destruction/domination... ^-^

PS Love Zuko's makeup!
makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch!
Goomba-Squad Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem ^_^
bl-shoelace Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
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