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principe
07-14-2011, 02:17 PM
For AX2012, I plan on being Haseo from .hack// ( his second form. ). It's been one of my dreams, but the problem is making it. I don't know how to go about making it without being too hot in his armour. And his sword is a HUGE issue. The detailing is absolutely insane and amazing. but the sword itself is so massive. T-T All in all, I need help with this cosplay. Finding out what materials. And, finding a tutorial to make armour.

<3 Thank you for reading. I just really need advice and a little head start.

Reference pictures:
One. (http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060924043413/dothack/images/thumb/2/21/Haseo2-1.jpg/300px-Haseo2-1.jpg)
Two. (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h288/jaktheripper_2006/C%20Gallery/haseo.jpg)
Three. (http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c51/Shuugo14/Haseo-san.png)

Lacey
07-14-2011, 03:21 PM
Haseooooo! This will definitely be a challenge. I think most of the armor pieces look small enough that you ought to manage well enough using the craft foam tutorials. Craft foam won't keep you from sweltering, but at least it's very lightweight!

For Haseo's top, if you can't find a sleevless black leotard for a base, I would probably grab the Kwik Sew 3502 pattern, and build off of it from there. It's a basic leotard (hit the swimwear/dancewear material for fabric) - easy enough to make sleeveless, and maybe use fabric paint for the gold and red designs. The belt and collar part, I would probably try to construct seperately from the leotard part.

I woudln't know where to begin on the sword. That is one challenging prop! My best guess would be to check out the tutorials for making things from those pink or blue insulation sheets you can get at Lowes or Home Depot. I think the sword looks kind of like something you would want to build in smaller pieces and then assemble, but I've never worked with insulation sheets, so I'm not entirely sure how workable that is.

principe
07-14-2011, 03:40 PM
Haseooooo! This will definitely be a challenge. I think most of the armor pieces look small enough that you ought to manage well enough using the craft foam tutorials. Craft foam won't keep you from sweltering, but at least it's very lightweight!

For Haseo's top, if you can't find a sleevless black leotard for a base, I would probably grab the Kwik Sew 3502 pattern, and build off of it from there. It's a basic leotard (hit the swimwear/dancewear material for fabric) - easy enough to make sleeveless, and maybe use fabric paint for the gold and red designs. The belt and collar part, I would probably try to construct seperately from the leotard part.

I woudln't know where to begin on the sword. That is one challenging prop! My best guess would be to check out the tutorials for making things from those pink or blue insulation sheets you can get at Lowes or Home Depot. I think the sword looks kind of like something you would want to build in smaller pieces and then assemble, but I've never worked with insulation sheets, so I'm not entirely sure how workable that is.
THANK YOU SO MUCH! :DD This is going to help a lot when I start. T-T I'm kinda afraid to start because how challenging. I am sure that I can do that. XD Thank you so much again! It helped me.

2DLogic
07-14-2011, 06:08 PM
My best guess would be to check out the tutorials for making things from those pink or blue insulation sheets you can get at Lowes or Home Depot. I think the sword looks kind of like something you would want to build in smaller pieces and then assemble

Absolutely, for something that large anything else would be entirely too heavy to carry around for any length of time.

Start by picking up at least two full sheets of foam, one thinner sheet of foam, and either a large dowel or length of pvc approximately the diameter of the hilt. Cut two profiles of the sword for sandwiching around the dowel. But before you do, carve or sand out a slot for the dowel to rest in so that the foam boards will sit flush against each other when the dowel is inserted.
Use the thinner sheet and what was left over from cutting the profiles to cut and shape the other components and layer as needed. A couple sheets of craft foam would also be advisable for thinner details.

Seal with gesso and either paint, or explore your hard coat options, mainly Mod Podge or fiberglass and resin to further protect your prop.

Railey98
07-14-2011, 07:47 PM
On the topic of armor making you should check out these two sites. They both use craft foam, found at almost ALL craft stores, which makes it super cheap, but the finishes make it look expensive :) Coupled with finishing it off with some fiberglass (maybe) its super sturdy too:

Assortment of examples:
http://amethyst-angel.com/armormaking.html

Elven armor:
http://www.entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes/helmsdeep.html

principe
07-14-2011, 08:10 PM
On the topic of armor making you should check out these two sites. They both use craft foam, found at almost ALL craft stores, which makes it super cheap, but the finishes make it look expensive :) Coupled with finishing it off with some fiberglass (maybe) its super sturdy too:

Assortment of examples:
http://amethyst-angel.com/armormaking.html

Elven armor:
http://www.entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes/helmsdeep.html
Oh god. THANK YOU SO MUCH! This is SO HELPFUL! Thank you!

principe
07-14-2011, 08:11 PM
Absolutely, for something that large anything else would be entirely too heavy to carry around for any length of time.

Start by picking up at least two full sheets of foam, one thinner sheet of foam, and either a large dowel or length of pvc approximately the diameter of the hilt. Cut two profiles of the sword for sandwiching around the dowel. But before you do, carve or sand out a slot for the dowel to rest in so that the foam boards will sit flush against each other when the dowel is inserted.
Use the thinner sheet and what was left over from cutting the profiles to cut and shape the other components and layer as needed. A couple sheets of craft foam would also be advisable for thinner details.

Seal with gesso and either paint, or explore your hard coat options, mainly Mod Podge or fiberglass and resin to further protect your prop.

thank you so much! This is just perfect. :DD Now I can't wait to start.