View Full Version : Love is War Megaphone
01-06-2011, 09:20 PM
So I plan to make this megaphone http://i51.tinypic.com/dwf4b7.jpg.
I already know how to make the main body of the megaphone, what I'm asking is how I would replicate the hot pink wire/cord?
I was possibly thinking of getting a cord you find in fabric stores and wrapping it with hot pink electrical tape, though I'm not sure if electrical tape comes in hot pink lol.
Any opinions and/or suggestions is greatly appreciated! c:
01-06-2011, 11:33 PM
Well if you wanted it to light up you could use pink EL wire OwO That would be pretty.
01-07-2011, 12:01 AM
if u have a walgreens store near u they sell hot pink duck tape there if u don't u could check the online store.
01-07-2011, 12:36 AM
I've seen some cosplayers just use ribbon. But if you want to go cord, couldn't you just paint it the same shade?
01-08-2011, 07:30 PM
@lollydove : That would look very nice! Though I don't have much money for EL wire orz
@7nica : Oh duct tape would work! o: I'll try looking around for some, and if not I'll check out their website. c:
@adolf : Ribbon is flat though isn't it? I want an electrical wire/cylindrical shape to it. Yeah that's another option I could take. o:
Thank you guys! : D
01-08-2011, 08:05 PM
Note about the hot pink megaphone cord that a lot of fanartists and cosplay companies overlook:
mmm designed the pink cord to pull out the pink in Miku's headphones, hairtie and number tag. The other characters don't have the same pink accents... nor do their megaphones (if they have them at all) have pink chords in mmm.'s other artwork. It doesn't make sense with the color schemes of any of the other characters.
One of the cosplay shops used a fanart image to justify the cords on their own premade megaphone props and a lot of people have been going with those... but I always thought they looked silly.
If you want a cord, it should probably be a color to match something in KAITO's existing color scheme or costume. ie. brown, yellow or red if you're going default and deep blue if you're doing Eager Love Revenge.
I didn't bother with a cord. If you have one, it's either going to drag around or need someone to hold it out of frame in every photograph so that it looks like it's attatched to something.
01-09-2011, 11:18 AM
@kiratsukai : Oh I didn't know that. o: Thanks for the info, otherwise I wouldn't have known at all and gone with hot pink. OTL Yeah alright I'll go with the deep blue then, since I'll be doing the ELR version. c:
Oh but I want a cord because I have some photo ideas that use the cord, so yeaah.
Thanks for the help! I'll go with the deep blue. : D
01-20-2011, 02:22 PM
For my cord I bought a jump rope at a dollar store. The texture wasn't perfect, but in most photos you couldn't tell anyway. Might be worth a look for the color you're looking for!
01-22-2011, 04:03 PM
A friend of mine who did this cosplay before used that plastic string stuff in the right color, and it looked fine, but it might be too thin for your tastes.