I know, I used the dirty "r" word. And no, I'm not looking for a loophole to skate through to get away with what I personally consider theft. Here's why I ask--
I've got a Star Trek-based costume in the works. Something that, if all goes according to plan, will break the winning streak of a local Iron Man costumer (that I won't name because I'd rather not be banned for mentioning the "He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named" of the prop/costuming universe) at the big convention in Denver.
Justin, get to the point.
The combadge for this costume. I was digging through my old Trek toys, and found a stand for one of my 4.5" figures. It looks to be about the correct size as the screen-used pieces (if I'm incorrect, I'm sure someone will not hesitate to let me know). What I was going to do was use this stand as a starting point for a badge of my own design. Basically, I'll be taking a mold of it, but making my own modifications to that mold before I ever pour a cast with it. Is that acceptable in the community? I'll admit to being a bit paranoid because I started my run with the RPF researching the Member Ban Log, and seeing all the people that have been not only banned, but have totally lost face for their shameless recasting. I'd really rather not join that motley crew.
Thanks in advance for your insight, guys.
Mods, if this thread is in the wrong spot, I apologize, and please move it to the correct spot.