Potion Holders

Discussion in 'Art, Costuming and Props' started by Dr_Chill, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Inaryn

    Inaryn Squire San Francisco Staff Marshal

    It should be noted that 0.25 oz is approximately 7.3 mL... so 8 mL test tubes do satisfy.

    We've got a high ogre with a few of the mana potion bottles tied with leather into a necklace he wears.
     
  2. jpariury

    jpariury Duke Marshal

    It should also be noted that potion/elixir vials don't need to actually be capable of holding anything, so long as they take up the required space and look fairly "container-esque".
     
  3. Stana

    Stana Scholar

    About a decade ago I used gluesicks (like for a hot glue gun), and would wrap some tape over the top to be a 'cap'. Worked fairly well, and you could cut them to whatever length you needed.
     
  4. I may have to buy a large amount of falcon tubes...
     
  5. markusdark

    markusdark Knight

    So here's some pics of my potion Rod - it is 9" long, made from thin walled 1.5" wide PVC piping (I believe it was originally a drain pipe for a sink) and can hold 16 Burger King Straws (1/4 ounce capacity) snugly. I wrap the potion tag around the center of a Q-tip and place said item into the straw. The cotton helps to keep it in position however over time they will slowly move down the straw. That's why I leave both ends of the tube open so that I can simply blow in the bottom end of it and it will shoot up the sinking potions. Interesting note, if you blow hard enough, you can 'dart' a target with a dozen cure light wounds potions - not that it will do anything to help them - but it is funny watching the target's face when you do it :D

    Oh, and the stylin' fabric is that it's my gypsy character that uses it but any cover can be used really.



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    I usually only keep cure light damage elixirs in it as it could be a little bit difficult figuring out which is which (I suppose you could color code the Q-tips) but the idea behind the design is that you'd have a single container with multiple doses of the same potion

    I then took the concept a step further and created the Artisan's Combat Rod.

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    I found the longest sink drain pipe in the store and used that. It was more or less the perfect size with end lips on it to help with my ideas.


    It has two sets of 16 straws, is roughly 18" overall and can hold 4 sets of scrolls on it. The scrolls are held on via some rubber gaskets I found (to keep the whole thing styling). The idea is that you touch the packet, cast the spell, tear off the scroll and repeat with the next one under it. My usual setup (as I often play the support character) is cure light damage potions in one end, Magic Armor potions in the other, and then Awaken, Release, Shield and Dragon's Breath scrolls attached - well an Artisan has to have SOME fun :)
     
  6. Nikorisu

    Nikorisu Newbie

    This is beautiful. I just wanted to throw that out there.
     
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  7. MaxIrons

    MaxIrons Fighter Seattle Staff Marshal

    *laughs* As a master scrollcrafter, I've entered a few recent battles with scrolls tied to my arms for just this reason. I may now do this with my staff along the grip...
     
  8. Ryft

    Ryft Newbie

    I try to keep it classy. I'm in the process of trying to construct something similar to this. A second weapon frog is coming first, but playing around with leather has turned out to be a fun side-skill that the hobby has made me pursue.
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  9. Muir

    Muir Adept

    I generally recommend people not carry actual glass vials, having shattered a number of the polycarbonate ones by taking a hard fall on them.
     
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  10. John

    John Artisan

    For one of my characters I have two of the rifle round holders on my belt.

    The other will be on my forearms under my bracers. I stretched a set over two large empty cans of hornet spray and applied some heat with a heat gun. Just enough to help then stretch out a bit.
     

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