This is a replica of one of the distressed hanging doors in many of the areas in the game. Made from canvas drop cloth, spray painted with yellow, beige and browns for added effect.
Now if there is one thing that makes Borderlands unique, it is all the graphic design behind the gun manufacturers. In Borderlands 2, there are 8 gun brands, all with their own look, text and color. I love making signs, so I decided to recreate these logos to hang overhead at the venue.
In order to get these to scale and exact, I used my projector so I could trace the lettering directly on to my canvas. Tediore not pictured below.
The only other thing we needed to bring the environment to life were some hand drawn wall panels. I bought a roll of brown paper from Home Depot and a ton of spray paint. My good friends Addy and Lindsay cranked out 8 eight-foot panels in a matter of days.
I also had to have those giant light up arrows throughout the game. So we created them using wood, paint and marquee lights.
Some shots just before doors opened.
And of course you can't have a Borderlands party without a Borderlands logo. We hung this right above the dj booth.
I used the Vladof as the backdrop to recreate the feeling of the graphic they use when introducing new characters. Hence the reason for it being the biggest banner.
Vault Hunters only banner for the secret entrance where once through, the party raged on until 7am.