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Yikes!
07-13-2010, 12:59 AM
I would like to make this hammer (http://guidesmedia.ign.com/guides/16387/hammer.jpg) for my Super Mario cosplay. However, I have no experience in making a prop, also this is for Otakon which is only 3 weeks away.

So my question is what is the fastest/easiest way to make this hammer?

iSaucyCosplay
07-13-2010, 06:03 AM
For the handle I'd suggest a PVC pipe or a wooden dowel and then for the hammer itself I'd suggest a bucket or if you can find a big enough pipe at like... home depot or lowes. Then cover the open end(s) with a cardboard or poster board circle. Oh and cut the holes for the handle to slide through with a dremmel then paint it to your liking. Sorry if this is vague i was just trying to think of something simple.

Yikes!
07-13-2010, 01:46 PM
For the handle I'd suggest a PVC pipe or a wooden dowel and then for the hammer itself I'd suggest a bucket or if you can find a big enough pipe at like... home depot or lowes. Then cover the open end(s) with a cardboard or poster board circle. Oh and cut the holes for the handle to slide through with a dremmel then paint it to your liking. Sorry if this is vague i was just trying to think of something simple.

Is there anyway I can substitute the base for anything else. I don't really want to use a bucket. I would prefer a tin can but I don't know anywhere that I could find one big enough for this.

Haruka-papa
07-13-2010, 01:51 PM
Is there anyway I can substitute the base for anything else. I don't really want to use a bucket. I would prefer a tin can but I don't know anywhere that I could find one big enough for this.

They do sell big cans; they used to have them at Wal-Mart, in the section with gigantic sized stuff, like huge things of ketchup, syrup, or whatnot.

Also, many coffees come in the big jugs, and those are plastic, so they might be easier to work with.

Here's a picture of the coffee jug I'm talking about:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_53jN_E0XE1o/Se8K9bNc4xI/AAAAAAAABUA/0P3qhQJW6eY/s320/coffeeContainer.jpg

Kunoichi Neko
07-13-2010, 02:06 PM
A gallon paint can would work nicely.

han-Vu
07-13-2010, 02:36 PM
how big does it need to be & is it needed to be soft?

could combine a black cylinder type foot stool (the soft ones filled with bean bag beans) & a baseball bat for the handle.

Yikes!
07-13-2010, 02:46 PM
how big does it need to be & is it needed to be soft?

Well, I would like if it would be at least 24 inches high and I don't mine if it's soft as long as it doesn't sag while on the handle.

Javakat343
07-13-2010, 04:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWP3zgk21Mw

the basic construction is here, (link above) as for materials;

You can use cardboard and foam on a PVC or Wooden dowel... or go with dollar store finds

Sentinel150
09-03-2010, 11:47 PM
There was a Mario in the Anime Human Chess Match crew I participated in (as Fusion Suit Samus) for Tora-con 2010. He wielded a hammer made from thin pvc pipe tubing and black foam for the hammer "head" and secured it together with glues and tape.

Having a foam head is advantageous because it will less likely be confiscated as an oversized weapon and won't cause much damage if it does accidently strike someone.

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2570105/

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2566049/

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2566047/

^ Examples

It also depends on which hammer you intend to make, I suppose.

Good Luck!