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Grimmory
05-04-2007, 12:11 PM
Seriously guys, they all need to be in one place.
Anyone willing to give up some tips or trick on how they made/where they got their guns? I'm going as Leon from Resident Evil, so different kinds of guns would be nice.

verdatum
05-04-2007, 04:23 PM
I'm always a bit confused when people look to message boards for compendiums of information. Cause even if the thread is constructed, it can be polluted with trivial posts such as this one I'm writing here, and unless it is made sticky, as time goes on, it will fall to the bottom of the board, and people will neglect to search for it, just to ask the question once more.

A better structure for this sort of thing would be a collaborative, versioned data repository website...in other words, a wiki :)

It would be your good deed for the day if you added any such tutorials to, for example, www.cosplaywiki.org (provided you are the author, or have expressed permission from said author). Then as more people do the same, it can be a better place to search for tutorials, while a message board such as this would be good for asking more specific questions.

Although those are just my two cents.

TechieCL
05-04-2007, 09:16 PM
Seriously guys, they all need to be in one place.
Anyone willing to give up some tips or trick on how they made/where they got their guns? I'm going as Leon from Resident Evil, so different kinds of guns would be nice.

Airsoft guns are the easiest way if your looking for modern fire arms props. With a bit of searching you can find most models relatively cheap.

Ebay
http://www.realistictoyguns.com/
http://www.evike.com/

Are my favorites, but its not hard to find'm. Even a Froogle search.

Though some cons don't allow airsofts, best to check the specific rules of whatever con you plan on wearing it to.



btw, props on the Runaways reference as user name.

blackcat523
05-04-2007, 09:17 PM
Bought mine in a toy aisle of a grocery store, it was originally an odd shade of bright green with ugly spotches they figured was cameo (for 3 bucks can one be picky) Had to work at it a bit and then spray painted it (the top actually does move when you shoot it so I had to be carful that part still worked after I painted it). I know not very helpful, but the gun had the look I wanted for my military outfit and matched the profile of the ones they use in the anime quite well.

my gun (http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=994952)

I touched it up so none of the green shows, I also put another coat of black on it and also a nice clear coat to protect the black. It now has a black flat metalic look to it. Which is really nice, though you can tell it's not real (the speaker on the side is a dead give away)