View Full Version : Franziska von Karma's whip!

02-20-2011, 02:54 AM
For awhile now I've been trying to think of ways to make a con-friendly whip, but I just can't. I would really appreciate some ideas how to make hers. ;x; I don't know the first thing about making props.

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I don't know if I can get away with basic rope and whatnot.

Thanks for reading! >w<

02-20-2011, 04:20 AM
O.oa It all depends on what the con's guidelines are concerning weapons. Some allow a leather whip, just as long as you're not actually using it like a whip. You could use rope and then wood for the handle as well. Or, you could use a light colored cord / paint a cord too. I'd first check the weapon guidelines of each con you'd want to take it to or even ask whoever is in charge of their weapon/cosplay policies. It would be quite a bummer to make/buy the prop and then get told you can't use it.

04-25-2011, 06:58 PM
I suggest sewing a casing out of velvet over some rope and attaching it to a dowel. That might fit con guidelines.

TR Rose
05-09-2011, 07:37 AM
If you're looking for con-friendly, there is a Halloween kids' Indiana Jones whip that is made of foam that might work.

I've had no problems with a real whip, although I had to keep it ziptied together while walking around the convention.

05-09-2011, 07:25 PM
I use a Halloween prop like the Indiana Jones one. It might help to take the "cracker" off the end- that's a bit of rope/leather/string tied to the end that creates the cracking sound.

I've been cosplaying Franziska for three years, and no con has ever had a problem with the whip. I only use it for photos and never actually crack it or hit anyone.

06-12-2011, 01:18 AM
I also agree on using the indiana jones halloween whip i've used that one and havn't had a problem with it.

10-18-2011, 08:41 PM
You could also try making one out of duct tape. I did that when I couldn't find a toy one in the right color.


It's pretty simple and cheaper then buying a prop. Plus no one can tell it's duct tape in photos anyway.