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jounink
08-29-2009, 12:21 PM
Basically I wanted to get a census on weither or not I should create a tutorial for Mugen's "Typhoon Swell" sword - Samurai Champloo. I've had a few people show interest in how i created it and I don't know how sought after his sword is, but im willing to create a guide on how to make it, assuming enough people like what iv'e done and are interested in crafting one of thier own.

Keep in mind that mine is a REAL SWORD that i own and modified. So be sure to check with your cons weapons policy before constuction. I didn't use any fancy materials, so i can safetly assume that the materials I used will adhere to other surfaces too. (ex plastic & foam board).

Also, this would be a tutorial on how to create the sheath's/ hilt detailing and Not a walkthrough on how to craft blades, there are other tutorials for that.

Referencehttp://www.spookhouse.net/angelynx/comics/mugen3.jpg
http://www.spookhouse.net/angelynx/comics/mugens_sword.jpg
"skeleton" http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2212849/
Before and after http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2223289/

I have yet to locate a tutorial for this sword on cosplay.com and I assume im in the right forum for this thread, but let me know if im not or if there is a tutorial I overlooked.

Kitsoru
08-29-2009, 07:00 PM
D: Live steel? Yeaaaah.... I don't see that getting in to many cons, but a tutorial would be nice for anyone wanting to make it since I'm sure the blade can be substituted with another material.

jounink
08-30-2009, 12:53 AM
D: Live steel? Yeaaaah.... I don't see that getting in to many cons, but a tutorial would be nice for anyone wanting to make it since I'm sure the blade can be substituted with another material.

Here in Arizona, its legal to have a knife on you're person as long as its visible, so I imagine thats why the cons here allow live steel such as this to be allowed, assuming its sheathed, able to be peace bonded and otherwise restricted from being drawn.

If you look at my "butterfly" yoruichi,you can see that I indeed have a real sword on me...its not sharpended though. I also have a pic of it unsheathed, before I had it peace bonded :P
I personnaly chose live steal because im a bit of a sword collector, this is basically giving me a reason to be able to lug a sword around in public.

I understand many other cons distain for live steel, thats why I mentioned what mine was and that these meathods could be used on plastic etc. Eveything i used are ordinary items that can easily adhere to a multitude of surfaces.

Kitsoru
08-30-2009, 01:14 AM
Here in Arizona, its legal to have a knife on you're person as long as its visible, so I imagine thats why the cons here allow live steel such as this to be allowed, assuming its sheathed, able to be peace bonded and otherwise restricted from being drawn.
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I understand many other cons distain for live steel, thats why I mentioned what mine was and that these meathods could be used on plastic etc. Eveything i used are ordinary items that can easily adhere to a multitude of surfaces.

LMAO figures. My mom lives in AZ, so I'm there half the time- conveniently, all the times when I can't go to the cons... like right now- so I've never had to bother looking up AZ con rules.

I know a larger number of cons allow steel as long as it's peacebonded to a sheath, but I figure most people would rather have their swords available to pose with unsheathed, so it'd be better if the tutorial allowed for a separate blade material :toothy: It's his guard, I'd guess, that's probably the hardest part to make.

jounink
08-30-2009, 01:42 AM
it'd be better if the tutorial allowed for a separate blade material :toothy: It's his guard, I'd guess, that's probably the hardest part to make.

Yeah if i made a tutorial, i'd definately have to say something like "this is for mugens sheath" or "this tutorial doesn't show how to make a blade" something to that effect since I assume there are tutorials for making prop blades and what not....so i suppose this is just detailing only then.

behindblueyes97
08-30-2009, 11:48 PM
I would be interested in a tutorial!

jounink
08-31-2009, 01:36 AM
I would be interested in a tutorial!

ok cool! I figure i'll let this topic go for about a week and if i get 7-10 people that post saying they'd like a tutorial, then i'll make one. If not then i'll just post it in my completed swords pic description like i did with my FFXII-Fran shoes.

behindblueyes97
08-31-2009, 09:43 AM
If not then i'll just post it in my completed swords pic description like i did with my FFXII-Fran shoes.
Thanks! I will be checking back o.-

Thevina
09-01-2009, 07:16 PM
I think a tutorial would be fine. I made one just recently out of foam board and plastic. Results can me seen in my Costume Section of my profile

jounink
09-19-2009, 03:19 PM
I got quite busy lately, but i'll have the tutorial posted in my pic description soon