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Tainted
10-03-2004, 11:37 PM
I'm debating on whether or not i should go though the trouble of replicating/buying the casul and the jackal. If I'm going to be cosplaying Alucard, is it an absolute necessity to have these in order to be considered a decent alucard, or would i be able to pull it off if everything else were well done?..

Toss me your opinions.. they're most appreciated.

Tia
10-04-2004, 01:16 AM
They are absolutely necessary. How can you have Alucard without the guns??? The only thing I've found that you can live without is the hat, but I really think it's neat, so if you can I'd do that too. Just warning you, though, the jacket is going to take about 150-200 hours if you're new to menswear......

Tainted
10-04-2004, 01:22 AM
Well.. my budget. being pretty much -nil- spending money... eh.. doesnt quite allow me to spend around 125 bucks per weapon for a cosplay.. so if I were to replicate them (to the best of my ability) what materials should i use for the best outcome? I was thinking wood workings..

Tia
10-04-2004, 01:25 AM
I wouldn't get the official ones. They're not long enough. My boyfriend's gonna make some for himself out of resin. I think that's the best way. It's the way the official guns are made.

Eleryth
10-04-2004, 01:30 AM
Some people have luck carving guns out of special insulation foam, then gessoing and painting them. I've seen images of someone's guns for Yuna being made this way, and they looked really good. I don't know much about the techniques, so reading up in the prop forum might help. You can search using a button in the purple bar ("search this forum"). Just make sure your words are more than 3 letters long.

Or go for wood, if you have the resources, tools, and the skill (or someone to help you).

Making them out of resin would be a lot of work for just one or two gun casts. You've got to make the guns out of something, then make a mold, then use that to make the gun itself again, this time out of resin. The officials are produced this way because they most likely have a machine and a metal molding, so its way more time and cost efficient for them.

Tiirz
10-04-2004, 01:37 AM
You'd just have to sculpt it in clay to make a mold. The mold itself should be flexible, as resin isn't. A silicone mold would be good.

And I have to agree; what is Alucard without the guns? Well, except for the Bondage Alucard, in which case he doesn't get any... :dance:

Tainted
10-04-2004, 01:38 AM
Which would you think to be the easiest.. wood or insulation foam? Wood working seems to be a bit troublesome.. especially for something so intricate as a gun(s).

Tia
10-04-2004, 01:39 AM
Oh, yeah, Hannah the Metrocon Mascot had some nice foam Yuna Guns. I don't know how well it'd work for Alucard, though, since they've got so much fancy engraving. Well, I know resin is the most difficult, but it's also the best. He plans on making them for a ton of people, so it's feasible. I'd only recommend doing that if you plan on doing the same, though.

Tainted
10-04-2004, 01:45 AM
I guess i'd end up having to look up the techniques of different types of moldings, and possible materials usable for a project of this type... *sighs*.. I'm so not looking forward to the long haul of this.. -.-;

Tia
10-04-2004, 01:47 AM
Or you could just wait until my he has his done and see if he'll mold you a couple. It's gonna be a while though.

Tainted
10-04-2004, 01:56 AM
No, that's ok.. the problem with me, is that i feel so much more comfortable, and secure with myself if i'm wearing something that i've made, or in this case "wielding" something that i've made. Wearing other peoples items and accessories that weren't created by me just doesnt feel like cosplaying.

Tia
10-04-2004, 02:26 AM
Yeah, I know how that is.

Thefriend
10-04-2004, 07:07 AM
i could use some... to be that brit company cant sell em to the us.

Amethyst Angel
10-04-2004, 10:43 PM
A friend of mine was able to buy some gun replicas which LOOKED like the real things after a little alteration. Try a site like http://www.replicaweaponry.com/replicaguns.html and see if they have anything close to what you're looking for.