Prop Tutorial ~ Fake Cigarettes (Durarara!)
super-easy fake cigarettes
These are perfect for people too young to purchase real tobacco products! Just by adding a filter portion, you can make dozens of cigarettes for only a few bucks. The 100 yen shop has everything you need, too ~ so it's a great choice for people who love to cosplay on the cheap!
-a brown envelope
-glue sticks (white)
-a cutter mat
Step 1 ~ Finda a glue stick the right size for a base
Glue sticks about 10cm long and 7.5mm thick are best. Opaque white gluesticks are ideal.
Step 2 ~ Cut a filter from the envelope
Cut a long strip the desired width of your cigarette's filter from the envelope using your cutter knife and mat. A plastic ruler will help you get a clean, straight line.
Step 3 ~ Glue the back of the filter
Choose a glue that will bond well with plastic to ensure the filter sticks to the glue stick without sliding.
Step 4 ~ Glue the filter on by wrapping
Wrap the filter tightly around the glue stick. Be sure to hold the glued portion securely too so it does't slide.
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