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Kites-kun
07-07-2010, 12:00 AM
Ok, so, im going to be cosplaying Lau from kuroshitsuji, and, well, he has an opium pipe. And, well, I was wondering where I could find an opium pipe that isnt an antique? pr would it be best to commission a prop pipe?

Reference:
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x48/faddie_2007/lao.jpg

Ion
07-07-2010, 12:22 AM
I'm not sure why you couldn't give it a try making your own. You could use a length of dowel for the main piece and sculpt the mouth piece and end piece from sculpey, add details, bake, and paint accordingly. These materials are all quite inexpensive so even if you mess up it and retry a few times would be cheaper than buying an antique or commissioning someone.

While his hand is covering a good portion of the pipe in your ref pic, it's similar to a common style of real pipes. Here's a reference pic (http://www.parkerinternational.com.au/oriental/images/other/large/opium_pipe.jpg). This particular pipe in the pic probably predates Kuroshitsuji which I think is theoretically set in the latter part of the 1880's when Jack the Ripper was running amok) but the design is common and gives you something to work off of.

Ani_BEE
07-07-2010, 12:02 PM
Finding the proper metal hardware is the tricky part but here is a fake pipe that you could remove the lighter section and elongate with a wood dowel.

http://cgi.ebay.com/8-Cigarette-Lighter-Shape-Opium-Den-Pipe-/140416633640?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20b17bcb28

You can find them online stores sometimes.
http://www.onlineoriental.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=1&Category_Code=14

This on is expensive for just a prop (You could make one with fimo clay and a wood dowel for $10) but I chould see Lau smoking it.
http://www.onlineoriental.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=1&Product_Code=ga4529&Category_Code=14

Kites-kun
07-07-2010, 07:32 PM
Finding the proper metal hardware is the tricky part but here is a fake pipe that you could remove the lighter section and elongate with a wood dowel.

http://cgi.ebay.com/8-Cigarette-Lighter-Shape-Opium-Den-Pipe-/140416633640?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20b17bcb28

You can find them online stores sometimes.
http://www.onlineoriental.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=1&Category_Code=14

This on is expensive for just a prop (You could make one with fimo clay and a wood dowel for $10) but I chould see Lau smoking it.
http://www.onlineoriental.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=1&Product_Code=ga4529&Category_Code=14
I was going to make my pipe... but WOW you just made my day!!! XD <3
Thank you so much :3