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Offline Daxe

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« on: June 05, 2006, 03:09:30 pm »
I have a few questions reguarding how to go about making weapons for cosplaying. I'll be going as Geddoe from Suikoden III and the cosmaker of the group is going as queen from the same game. Heres some links.

http://c-uncut.com/media/s3-queen.jpg
http://c-uncut.com/media/s3-geddoe.jpg

Its kind of hard to see geddoes sword but you can guess its type and I try to find a better pic when Im not at work. Any help is greatly appreciated.


Offline ObiJay

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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2006, 03:59:44 pm »
I'm a big fan of Amethyst Angel's guides for prop making. As long as you have a good steady hand and a decent knack for painting, you can get some really nice props made. Plus by using foam and styrene plastic, you get a nice, lightweight piece that you can carry around no problem. Below is the Auron katana I made three frikken days before SakuraCon 2k6 because the wooden hook blade I had spent weeks on broke. The key is to make sure you get the rigid insulation foam, and not the stuff that is like oversized packaging styrofoam. The styrene is super easy to paint and hot glue holds it to the foam nicely.



This was also my first ever experience with prop making.