View Full Version : Fiora Cavazza/Courtesan's Fan

Hoodwink Menace
07-06-2011, 12:16 AM
So I need to get Fiora's fan done for the next con I'm going to. I asked around and see if I could get it commissioned but it seems like all the prop masters think its impossible. The only choice left is to make it myself and I'm a complete total noob at any prop making. :/
But I'll try nonetheless and hopefully I'll have a bit of luck and it'll come out looking normal. ~_~

Here's one made that I found on deviant art:

I know its made out of basswood and that's the only place I know where to begin. xD
If anyone knows where to get that design and how to put it on the wood it would be a great help. And also how to actually get the fan to hold together.

07-06-2011, 02:05 AM
lol, that was actually made by the very talented tasukigirl, try PMing her :)


but eesh, dunno who you've been talking to, but fans are really simple to make. you can make it out of matboard, draw the shape, cut out a dozen or so of the exact same shape, put a hole in the bottom of each one (in the exact same place, grab a nut & bolt, bolt it together, paint, done yay fan!

Hoodwink Menace
07-06-2011, 02:06 PM
I messaged her, so hopefully I get a reply. :]
Yep, got that part down. Just that unique floral design is all I need. I can handle the cross symbol in the middle, but that pattern...I have no idea where it can be found. @_@
If that fails maybe I can get a stencil that looks similar and paint it on?

07-06-2011, 08:49 PM
i think tasuki drew it, scanned and printed it a bunch and glued them on. try looking for the pattern on the fan in the references.

07-06-2011, 09:03 PM
I responded to Hoodwink's messages earlier, but the design for Fiora's fan is a little different. A folding fan is pretty easy to make but the problem is this more like a tessen. The blades are flat and fold that way too. Because of the width of the blade, you can't really attach them the traditional way (that I could figure out) so I kind of mucked around with it and only attached them with a very thing strip across the top. My life would have been easier if I had printed out that pattern and pasted it, but there are no scans (that I found) that were high res enough to do so, so I ended up hand drawing it, scanning that in and making a stencil to paint that pattern on.

If I do end up making a second one, I'll be sure to document the whole process and make a tutorial. I've had a ton of questions about that fan. @_@

07-06-2011, 09:18 PM
yeah, i was thinking that you strung it up in the back a little bit!

a tute would be great tasuki, a lot of people oddly ask me to do the same. but yeah, if you do another one ( ^_- ) tute would be great!

Hoodwink Menace
07-08-2011, 02:18 AM
I see it took some serious hard work and you did a very good job on it tasuki, it came out looking amazing. :'D
Well hopefully I'll do a good job at replicating it.
Thanks for the info and your help. :]