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KatsuARTxP
07-31-2009, 11:07 PM
I am so eager to make it! >_< I think I even want to make it just to have one!
I kinda know what I need to make it but if you want to give me some tips, you can! But I have some questions:


How tall should the pipe be? In the anime/manga it's taller than Maka. But I don't know how tall she is. I am about 5 ft. 4 in.
How long should the blade be?
What can I use to keep it sturdy?
What is the fastest and easiest way to make it, but it will still look nice?


Thanks to anyone who helps!

Chaotic Era
08-01-2009, 01:27 AM
You should make the height of the scythe in perportion to your body. So if the scythe is a head taller than the character, then you should make the scythe a head taller than yourself.

The length of the blade should be the same thing, in perportion to your body. So if the blade is as long as the character is tall, then make the blade as long as your are tall.

However if the scythe is a GIANT compared to your character, like the way Cloud's sword is HUGE or the way most of the swords from Bleach are enormous, then adjust the size of the scythe to what you think looks good, as well as to a size that you feel you can hold on to farily easily. You don't want the scythe to end up too big and too heavy.

To keep it sturdy I would use this method:
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=80895

I'm not sure what the fastest way to make it would be because I don't know what it looks like and what kind of detail the scythe has. A referance picture would be nice. :)

KatsuARTxP
08-01-2009, 02:11 AM
You should make the height of the scythe in perportion to your body. So if the scythe is a head taller than the character, then you should make the scythe a head taller than yourself.

The length of the blade should be the same thing, in perportion to your body. So if the blade is as long as the character is tall, then make the blade as long as your are tall.

However if the scythe is a GIANT compared to your character, like the way Cloud's sword is HUGE or the way most of the swords from Bleach are enormous, then adjust the size of the scythe to what you think looks good, as well as to a size that you feel you can hold on to farily easily. You don't want the scythe to end up too big and too heavy.

To keep it sturdy I would use this method:
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=80895

I'm not sure what the fastest way to make it would be because I don't know what it looks like and what kind of detail the scythe has. A referance picture would be nice. :)

OHHH Thank you!
If you still want to try to give me tips, heres a pic:
http://media.photobucket.com/image/maka%20scythe/kljs/makaalban460.png

And sorry for not putting up one earlier! D:

Chaotic Era
08-11-2009, 05:29 PM
Personally I think the blade of the scythe should be fairly quick to make. All you really need to do for that part is make the template of the blade, trace it on the insulation foam (either once if the foam is thicker like 1 to 2 inches, or trace and cut the blade twice if you have thinner insulation foam). Sand the shape to a smooth finish, seal the foam if you're using spray paint, and then paint the foam. To make it easy to paint and keep the details on the blade crisp I would put painters tape along the edge of the design so you won't get paint where you don't want it to go.

For the top of the scythe, where the blade meets the handle I would use an air dry clay to get those small deatils like the eye.

I hope this made sense. XD

Teekchan
08-11-2009, 10:13 PM
It might not be what you're looking to do, but my friend just found a good Hallowe'en scythe from a costume store and we painted it with acrylic paint.

Then we took some styrofoam tubing (like used in piping) to add more bulk to the area with his eyes. We taped it there and then painted over the tape as well.

I can find some pictures if you're interested, it turned out pretty well. If my explanation was confusing, just ask any question you want. XD

KatsuARTxP
09-09-2009, 11:21 PM
It might not be what you're looking to do, but my friend just found a good Hallowe'en scythe from a costume store and we painted it with acrylic paint.

Then we took some styrofoam tubing (like used in piping) to add more bulk to the area with his eyes. We taped it there and then painted over the tape as well.

I can find some pictures if you're interested, it turned out pretty well. If my explanation was confusing, just ask any question you want. XD

Dude, I'd love to see it x]

Kitsoru
09-10-2009, 12:19 AM
Keep in mind! If you plan to bring this to a con, MANY conventions have height restrictions for props. (Most are in the 4'-6' range as I recall, but be sure to check your local con's rules before making anything!) You don't want to make a BEAUTIFUL prop and then be told you can't have it :(

Mi Feng
09-10-2009, 12:58 AM
Ah, the Maka sycthe. My friend make one and it looks aWeSoMe! She used PVC pipe for the handle. (Height- depends on the con restrictions ^like above^ but maybe 5'7") She used wood for the blade but its waaay to heavy, so for an easier alternative use good cardboard. (Length-meh you don't want it to look like a cheesy one that's only 1ft long, so maybe...2-2 1/2 ft?) To make it look its best, she first made a tiny one to get the design right and then she painted it on. To finish it off she added a glossy varnish. Hope this helps and good luck on that scythe!