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Frozen Zabuza
07-05-2006, 02:10 PM
This is how I made my Dosu Kinuta sound amplifier.
I will note that there is other ways to make this but hopefully the way I did it could be replicated or give others some ideas on how to make this.

First I purchased a common water jug for $2.50 and removed the cover and tap. (note: the thicker the plastic the better, otherwise it will crack and/or bust when drilling)

http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h222/FrozenZabuza/?action=view&current=DSC00479.jpg&refPage=48&imgAnch=imgAnch58

I then removed part of the top lip, drilled holes in the design from the show, and removed the center of the bottom (enough to fit my forearm)

http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h222/FrozenZabuza/?action=view&current=DSC00480.jpg&refPage=48&imgAnch=imgAnch59
http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h222/FrozenZabuza/?action=view&current=DSC00481.jpg&refPage=48&imgAnch=imgAnch60

Paint (Note: I chose a flat grey textured paint, so that when a picture is taken of it with flash it doesn’t reflect light back, and thus ruin the picture)

I then put a piece of black craft foam inside and adhered it over the area where the holes are at to give the illusion that holes are deeper and then you cant see your arm while you have it on.

http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h222/FrozenZabuza/?action=view&current=DSC00487.jpg&refPage=48&imgAnch=imgAnch61

I then finished off by inserting some fabric and poly fill pillow fiber into the center to give a snug fit.

http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h222/FrozenZabuza/?action=view&current=DSC00491.jpg&refPage=48&imgAnch=imgAnch62

All done Hooray!!!!

http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h222/FrozenZabuza/?action=view&current=DSC00493.jpg&refPage=48&imgAnch=imgAnch63

There you go, I hope this helps somebody.
And I will place full costume pics after Ai-kon July 21-23

mizuhaki
07-05-2006, 03:11 PM
Wow, good job! :D Nicely explained and nothing expensive needed. This should definitly be added to the tutorial list thread.
Kudos <3

Frozen Zabuza
07-09-2006, 11:10 PM
Thanks much for recommending me for the tutorials listings.

I did however forget to do the clamps on the side and the crack marks
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/40273
These can be simply drawn on with a permanent marker or painted on.

I have drwan the clamps on and am no deciding if I want to do the cracks or not, What do you think?

Kurai-Kun
07-11-2006, 06:01 AM
Awsome!
And is that you as Zabuza?
Looks great!

Wait, back to to the sound weapon. Yes, it looks awsome. and those clips. Meh just draw them on it, or glue something on it that looks like clips.

Frozen Zabuza
07-11-2006, 01:44 PM
Yeah thats my first costume I did for Anime Detour, thanks for the shout out

But yeah that putting clips on is a great idea and could be done with with the excess from that was cut off. I chose to draw it one, as you can see here

http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h222/FrozenZabuza/?action=view&current=DSC00505.jpg&refPage=48&imgAnch=imgAnch64

other wise something as simple as adding a piece of paitned cardboard, could be adheared onto it to give it texture.
Thanks for the idea if I get time before Ai-kon I may just do that.

Bri-sama
02-10-2008, 10:13 AM
Oh...but it almost seems to ruin it if you just draw it on...If it 'twas me, Id probably emboss the fissure into the plastic and then use a thicker craft foam to represent the clasps. (Probably 3mm or something.)

But AWESOME JOB. SERIOUSLY.

TekoMuto
02-19-2008, 05:37 PM
very cool :D

I LURV
05-01-2009, 09:36 AM
This might sound weird but I have a VERY hard time finding a 'water' jug with similar shape to Dosu's melody arm in a store that is big enough or without a stupid handle that needs to be saw'd off.