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smasher1001
08-25-2011, 11:44 PM
Hi, I plan on making a OOT mirror shield for my link cosplay this year. My main issues have been finding the right red paint,and a good mirror material. Also, if anyone knows of good wigs/wig products to use to make OOT links hair that'd be great as well :P

p8ntballsniper8
08-31-2011, 02:15 PM
Hmmm.... well for the mirror shield, it kinda depends upon your budget, and what you're making the shield out of. One thing that might work is if you got some foil-like wrapping paper. At least, that'd be the cheapest option. Another is to get some chrome spray-paint, and try that. I'm not sure how well that'd work though.

smasher1001
09-01-2011, 11:19 PM
generally speaking, i've got a decent sized budget. I'm aiming for quality moreso than $ savings. I'm just having one hell of a time finding the mettalicish red paint. I did find a good mirror material though.

p8ntballsniper8
09-11-2011, 01:36 AM
Well, I know that the Aaron from fiberglassblades.com used a type of automotive paint. Email him and see if he'll tell you what he used.

JohnnyStrong
10-18-2011, 02:03 AM
Ive got the wood backing cut from thin plywood. Next I am going to try some silver spray paint or chrome. Spray the patern with black and then overlay silver reflective window tint. Right now the silver window tint is too see through and is showing the wood grain but its got potential.

Tyhm
12-31-2011, 12:22 PM
Ive got the wood backing cut from thin plywood. Next I am going to try some silver spray paint or chrome. Spray the patern with black and then overlay silver reflective window tint. Right now the silver window tint is too see through and is showing the wood grain but its got potential.

Mylar gift wrap from the dollar store. Lay it out carefully in a fairly clean garage (minimal dust), maybe weight down the corners or use a staticky surface, mylar's a sucker for static. Spray adhesive the shield, roll it onto the mylar Very Carefully avoiding wrinkles; should be beautiful. Because shields are monolithic they're probably the very best thing to use mylar on...

narutokunobsess
01-06-2012, 11:34 PM
Spray paint. There is such a thing as really shiny spray paint. Im pretty sure there is because I saw really shiny gold versions. And if you live near a joaans or micheals, they are having sales and coupons. Use the internet to find coupons and sign up for stores.

Tyhm
04-11-2012, 03:36 AM
Spray paint. There is such a thing as really shiny spray paint. Im pretty sure there is because I saw really shiny gold versions. And if you live near a joaans or micheals, they are having sales and coupons. Use the internet to find coupons and sign up for stores.

Krylon Premium Brilliant Chrome is pretty good, but not necessarily mirror good. They also sell an actual Mirror spray paint, but it has to be sprayed on the inside of a pane of glass - so if you happen to be making your shield from acrylic or poly, it's an option.

smasher1001
04-18-2012, 10:31 PM
Well, I've had the shield done since about...mid october last year now. If you're curious about how it turned out, check out my pictures and take a look for yourselves :) (and comment if you feel like it ^.^)

Tyhm000
01-02-2014, 06:21 PM
Ye tapdancing gods that's gorgeous, how did you do it?!