View Full Version : Hellsing Costume(Not alucard)

07-12-2003, 01:59 AM
Hey, i was making the costume for Alexander Anderson the psycho paladin, and the only badass tough enough to not get killed by Alucard(ok, so he had most of his limbs removed....so what?:p ). However, i came to a huge problem when it came to his swords. Im not allowed to bring steel weaponry to the con im attending(Otakon), but the little bit of material that connects the handle to the blade is far too weak to support the blades, and thus keeps snapping(when made out of wood). I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to suppoort the blades or if there was a better material to use instead of wood(im a bit of a newbie, so im rather in the dark.) Any help would be amssively appreciated :D

P.S. any ideas on how to get that hair? the color is easy, but most of my attempts at gelling it get either spikes or it looking just oily, not that spiky poof of hair he has. worst come to worst i could comb it back, but im trying to get the whole look.thanks!

Amethyst Angel
07-13-2003, 12:19 AM
For the blades: How about trying foamboard (or matboard?) Most crafts stores sell it.

Or you could try styrene sheeting... (http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=USPlastic&category%5Fname=Styrene&product%5Fid=High+Impact+Styrene+Sheet)

07-13-2003, 03:01 AM
Ah... but what part can be steel and what part can't be? Does it say? Most likely they mean that you can't bring "live" steel weaponary. Which is not to say you can't craft the blade out of wood and have it supported by some kind of metal connector.

I was thinking that you could make it the same way a nail file is done:

[Handle] - [Metal connector] - [Metal base to glue with end of wooden blade] - [wooden blade]

You could then use the metal portion of this 'blade' to be stuck into the handle. Since you are only using some kind of flat base or something to hold the wood, you should be fine. Otherwise, you can have your metal piece go into the wood and use some kind of plaster around the hole that goes into the wood for the metal effect as if the thing was welded.

I don't make weapons personally, but I have a good idea how it can be made.