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09-21-2004, 10:15 PM
I was wondering if anyone knew how to make Sango's (from Inuyasha) boomerang? Styrofoam is a bad idea, it woudl break, and wood would be too heavy to carry.. one idea I got was chicken wire that was paper mache and painted, but that seems hard and awkward to do. >_< does anyone have any ideas?
I can find reference if anyone needs some.. but it's basically a 3-4 foot boomerang.
09-21-2004, 10:26 PM
There was a great tutorial on how to make Tessusaiga done a while ago...the same idea would probably work with Sango's boomerang. (Actually, I was thinking of doing a Sango cosplay too ^_^) I think all you would have to do differently is free-hand the initial drawing of the boomerang. I hope this helps!
09-27-2004, 05:31 PM
*sees nedds help with gigantic boomerang and jumps in* hi!!! i did sango (traveling) for OTAKON 2004 and i made hirairkotsu!! (see site below in sig) i used foam insulation for a basement ( they come in blue or pink sheets at the home depot or lowes) i used my own judegemnt with help from my sister and cut it out, i painted it with a bone colored spray paint and did the wraps from the tan tape (brain fart on name) and hand made the tassles, feel free to PM me with anyother questions ^_^
09-27-2004, 07:30 PM
The thing about foam is, if a gust of wind comes and you are outside, it will go wild. I think that the best thing to do is make it out of wood. So like buy a giant board of wood and get it cut. They you can sand it into shape and also paint it. To avoid splintering I suppose you can use fiber glass sheets to cover it, but they wrinkle easily...just be sure not to hit anyone with it...well...not hard anyways ~_^ lol
I hope I could be of some assistance.
06-25-2009, 03:07 PM
I need help too. and i'm looking at the foam idea as my best bet. the only problem with wood is that it's HEAVY when it's an item that big... i'm following the tutorial that Alya_Inoue posted, most likely and my Kirara has agreed to help me (because i'm making her tails and ears X3)
06-25-2009, 09:27 PM
I used several layers double walled cardboard and paper mache for mine. Then painted it and added the details. There's a picture in my gallery.
06-26-2009, 12:33 AM
I'd go with the insulation foam myself. You can paper mache over that if you'd like to add strength.
06-26-2009, 03:30 AM
When I was making my Souseiseki scissors, I just bought some foamback posterboard, cut out several layers the same shape, and pasted them together. It's light, it's sturdy, and it's not too bad-looking.
06-26-2009, 04:35 AM
Howdy. I do a lot of large scale props, and my signature material is insulation foam covered in at least six layers of polyurethane. Cut out the basic shape of the boomerang onto three to five different pieces and use foam glue to stick the layers together. You can then use a steak knife to cut out the angles and block it out, then use a sanding sponge and round out the foam and make it smoother. If you'd like extra durability, you can cover it with paper clay, which is easy to work with and after a few days is hard as a rock.
After you've gotten the shape you want, make a clean drying area for the foam and cover it in thin layers of polyurethane. If you layer the poly on the foam and let each layer dry entirely, it creates a durable shell around the foam and makes it strong. This is how I made Paracelsus (a eight foot tall key) and Dragonslayer (a seven foot long sword). I've toated Para around for a year now and he doesn't have a dent in him.
I reeaaally wouldn't make it out of wood. It'd be flat, inaccurate looking, and would be obviously heavy even if you got a thin panel. If you are worried about the durability of foam, in your layers of foam you could lay down some wooden dowels or metal rods to keep the shape and prevent warping or bending.
Worst comes to worst, I do commissions haha. (Product placement here but also I'm just saying I know what I'm doing) Let me know if you have any questions.
06-27-2009, 06:22 PM
My friend Sango's boomerang last year for fanime....Actually, she made two. Her first one was made from foam board, but her retarded cat peed on it while it was drying. Her second one was made from paper mache, clay, and wire. IT was sloppy, and messy to make, but it looked fine. Wood would be your best bet, but lugging it around all day would be a pain.
12-30-2011, 03:05 PM
I'm making a Sango costume for my older sister to go with my Kirara quad (that I have not started yet TT-TT ), and I was brainstorming ideas... My first idea was to take to pieces of plywood and cut them to the shape, the somehow put them together, sand them, paint them and add the fabric, but that would weight alot, and be hard to take along to cons.
Some people have already said this, and I agree that insolation foam is a good idea ^-^ It would not weight alot and be easy to transport!
So, I hope this helps someone!
03-19-2012, 08:57 PM
I would suggest you use insulation foam because it's very sturdy and light. I'm using it to make the tessaiga and it's coming along really well. Trust me it won't break as long as you are planning on going into battle with it.