View Full Version : Cheapest way to make sangos hirakotsu? and a how to?
11-10-2010, 04:14 PM
^^ hi iam very inexperienced with making props i was wondering what is the cheapest way to make sango's hirakotsu and how do you do it?
11-14-2010, 06:10 PM
I was taught by holynarf, who is super nice, by the way.
First, get a sheet of foam insulation board. You can get it at home depot or Lowes for about $10. It comes in a sheet that's 4ft wide and 8ft tall. Cut it in half and glue it together with liquid nails (look in the caulking (like the sealant stuff they put with tile) department :3)
Next, draw the sahape of Hiraikots onto the board with a perment marker and cut it out (use a saw, then sand it down with coars sand paper :3) Then you want to by some muslin, about a yard that's 90" wide. Using mod-podge (a really good glue/sealant) wrap the board with the fabric.
Now, pick out some paint (Bamboo works good) and paint the boomerang. Next, get your fabric for the brown straps around the ends. I used a costume suede for mine, cut long strips sewn together. Then you can get some tassels from the upholstery section of your fabric/craft store! And finally you need a strap to carry it! I used a black canvas belt for mine and glued it down.
I hope this helps you! (PM me if you have a question! <3)
11-15-2010, 12:10 PM
I made mine for pretty cheap in a very similar way to lovesexnpocky above.
My Hirakotsu (http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2669044/) I haven't added tassels and whatnot yet, but that is the easy part.
So, I was given a few sheets of those very huge foam board posters (not sure if it is the same as foam insulation board or not). I just measured and it's about 60" by 40". You can see in my earlier pics that I cut out the body of the boomerang first and added the curved ends after that (more strength in the middle than if you put two halves together). I even had enough on foamboard on one piece to make *two* body pieces and four ends, basically a "front" and a "back". I glued the two together after reinforcing the center (probably unnecessary) with a scrap piece of foamboard. In the end, it has made my boomerang kind of curve strangely--I'd do it differently if I did it again.
I used paper medical tape around the edges to make it smooth and hold together. In areas I had difficulty, I held the tape down with super glue. Seeems to work VERY well.
Bamboo is definitely a good color for this. Or an ivory or cream. Remember, it's made of bone, not wood or something else, so too dark looks bad. (see my other progress pics for proof). Lastly, I used scrap vinyl that looked like faux leather to cut strips and make the leather wraps. If you really want to save more money, you could just paint the wraps on with brown paint. I bought yellow tassels at walmart in the curtain/furnishment section and will be attaching those later.
Good luck on your prop! Feel free to PM me as well if you have any questions. ^^