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Unread 07-15-2012, 03:18 PM   #1
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Cosplay Prop materials?

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Anyone else in the UK is having trouble with finding materials to create weapons?
I don't know where I can get my hands on materials that are cost effective, everything is just so expensive here
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Unread 07-22-2012, 05:42 PM   #2
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what is it your trying to make? cause that will change what you need to make it. i have made many things out of cardboard from a yugioh duel disk to crossbow.
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Unread 07-30-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
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I actually find it hard to find good cardboard to use too
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genrally i make my props from cardboard from the local supermarket on restock day as weather you pay for it or get it free after use, cardboard tends to be the same quality. although if you wanted something cardboard like, but nicer than cardboard look in to foam board. you can get it in larger ammounts from photoframe shops. it has 3 layers one foam layer inside and 2 white poster like layers on either site of that, but it can be expensive, 25inch square costs about £5.

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I used Polystyrene from B&Q Cost me £15 for a good with and its a sheet bigger than the hight and with of a door. It was great!
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all my props are usually cardboard covered in mud roc. A staff I made for a Tsubasa cosplay has a wodden rod I got a B&Q for a couple of quid.

depending on what you're making you can usually find something to go with it. a lot of the time I find the trick is looking for things which would have the same look once they're painted or covered in something.
for example for camera lenses on a head of Briareos (appleseed) I ended up using the bottom of a 7up can and bottle tops.
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Coscraft supply a plastic which can be used for armor/weapons.
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