Fun fact - in a pinch, craft foam can be moulded to hold fairly complex curves, and the shreddy edges can be sanded smooth. With adequate sealant and painting/antiquing, these managed to pass with most folk for metal, even up to a few feet away. People were suprised when I'd offer them to examine them by hand, and they'd find them soft and still a bit flexible. I love my *ahem*budget-friendly*ahem* costumes. *happysigh*
These buckles are based partially off what screenshots I could find of Mal's coat closures, and partially off the beautiful replica offered by Abbyshot - I'll hopefully have some pics of 'em on my coat coming pretty soon.
...okay, maybe not so ghetto after all. *blush* Danke, y'all.
stefaniecat posted on 02-08-2006 at 01:25 PM:
Wow... craft foam...
... everything in costuming is 'smoke and mirrors' lol
reannaremick posted on 10-25-2005 at 09:26 AM:
Haha, I'm just like Kairi G - I saw the thumbnail and went "MAL BUCKLES!" Hee. Awesome job, I think they turned out great. You should post a tutorial on how exactly you made them. ^_^
Imriela posted on 10-24-2005 at 11:09 PM:
Hey, cheap, easy, and durable does not equal "ghetto." It equals "skill." ^_^ Which you seem to have in spades, as these are really convincing!
Eleryth posted on 10-24-2005 at 08:22 PM:
Just because it's cheap doesn't mean it's ghetto! Those look great! I wish I could paint something to look convincingly like metal. Any tips?
Kairi G posted on 10-24-2005 at 07:44 PM:
holy crap... is it a bad sign that I actually recognized these!?! I saw em, and im like... huh, those look like the buckles on Mal's coat... wow am i lame :P They do look quite good!
~J-Chan~ posted on 10-24-2005 at 07:02 PM:
I don't think there ghetto at all...Nice work!!!
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