• Tue. Apr 16th, 2024

Prop ID badges Defiance, Umbrella Corp, Torchwood Institute

I designed some geeky  ID badges!

I’ve been looking for a series of smaller props to add to my portfolio and this is the result, the Nerfenstein prop Agency / Law Enforcement badges for cosplay. I hit a graphics package and designed two badges from the ground up, the Torchwood Institute Special Agent ID badge and the Resident Evil / Umbrella Corporation Special Ops ID badge, the Defiance badge was based on the badge used in the series.

I like the style of the police ID worn around the neck in pretty much every police / agency TV series, so I added a faux leather neck wallet style backing on a ballchain. This gives the right effect and it looks great for cosplay purposes, of course I could do them without that part of the build, but personally I think it makes it look cool!

torchwood, Defiance, Resident Evil police badges designed by nerfenstein girlygamer

Get your ID on!

The Umbrella Corporation seem to like using flimsy laminated ID cards, but oddly, no actual agency badge, so I thought I’d design one and this is the result. It comes in any color, but I like the silver and bronze / gold finishes the best.

umbrella corp torchwood, Defiance, Resident Evil police badges designed by nerfenstein girlygamer

Each badge is cast in resin and hand finished. Next up there’s the Defiance Lawkeeper Badge. This is based on the one used in the TV series “Defiance” on the SyFy Channel. I like the modern take on a wild west style badge.

defiance badge torchwood, Defiance, Resident Evil police badges designed by nerfenstein girlygamer

This one can be done in either silver or gold, but it is the gold color that is used in the show, so that one looks more authentic.

torchwood id torchwood, Defiance, Resident Evil police badges designed by nerfenstein girlygamer

The Torchwood Institute is highly secretive, so the idea they would have ID badges might seem silly, but I figure if they drive around in huge black vans with the logo all over it, how secretive can they be! Again I know there’s a few laminated cards around, but I wanted to create something more substantial / realistic.

Zetan torchwood, Defiance, Resident Evil police badges designed by nerfenstein girlygamer

Above my buddy Zetan models the Torchwood Institute ID badge, he looks very serious, which is odd as he’s usually really chilled, he must have been in character.. he’s such a joker.

These new badges join my Judge Dredd badge and I’ll be adding them to my store in the coming days for anyone who wants to add a little zing to their cosplay outfits. You won’t find these anywhere else because I designed them, so they’re also very limited. I’ll be adding to this little collection also, so let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see.

ADDENDUM: No longer being made (this post was written in October 2013)

Till next time people… what do we say?! ….

Originally written for GirlyGamer.com.au home blog of Nerfenstein / GirlyGamer / BoardGameGran. Catch up with me on my Facebook page, or if you Tweet… there’s always Twitter and guess what, I actually reply!

GirlyGamer / Board Game Gran

Nonna who loves her family, travel, board games, video games, VR and all things geeky (oh and some terrible reality TV.. don't judge lol).

15 thoughts on “Prop ID badges Defiance, Umbrella Corp, Torchwood Institute”
  1. Very nice, have you considered coming up with a “Time agent” badge (ala pre torchwood captain Jack Harkness).

    1. I have a few new badge designs in the works, but that’s not one at the moment.. I’ll see how the present Torchwood one goes 🙂

    1. Hi William,
      sorry for the delay I’ve been crazy busy. Check out my Etsy store and if they’re not in stock, just drop me an email 🙂
      Hope that helps.

  2. Very nice badge. I also have a collection of badges but its from girls scout. Unfortunately everything was lost when our house was burned six years ago. Thanks for sharing your collection.

    1. You’ve not seen them because I designed them in Photoshop. Email me if you’d like one, I have a couple left 🙂

  3. Hi love your work where can I buy two them and how much will It cost plus could I have just the badge without the backing please id love them the touchwood badge and the umbrella corp badge
    And the defiance law keep badge and Gun

    Please if you could give me a quote


    1. Sadly not, I would need to redraw them, then get them re0cut, it would cost way too much for a single badge 🙁

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