I'm obsessed with SNK! And the 3DMG blows my mind.
Planning to cosplay Mikasa towards the end of this summer. I've noticed there are noticeable differences with the design of the 3DMG and body strap design in the anime & manga--think I'm going to stick with manga style, since there are more reference shots to work with.
Totally at a loss as to how to actually make it, but a couple ideas so far is to use those yard-stick-like wood pieces as the blades and spray paint them metallic, and for the connecting thinner strings, maybe playing around with those stop-click dog leash mechanisms? For the canisters that clip onto onto the blade containers, poster tubes/giftwrap tubes?
Best of luck to everyone, and please continue to share your tips because I need it!! ;D