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Unread 12-05-2012, 11:01 PM   #1
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Very LARGE props? V-13

Hey ya'll, so I wanted to make Nu's sword from BlazBlue. Here's what it looks like.



I probably won't cossplay as her for the convention I'm AIMING to go to, but make the sword just for fun. And if I happen to go the year after or just to a convention in a state around my area, it'd be something different. In-game the sword is pretty large, but for real life's sake I was going to make the limits about at LEAST 3 feet taller than me (I'm 5'1").

It won't be too heavy since I know what I'm making it out of, but I wonder how I'd carry it. My IDEA was to put straps inside the sword so I could carry it around like a back pack (the outfit would cover them, and I'd match the colour of the straps so it wouldn't be noticeable from afar). What do you think? Should I go with that, or just hold it?

I'll probably give it away once I'm done anyways.
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Unread 12-05-2012, 11:36 PM   #2
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To like carry it behind ur back.
You could always try magnets which could easily sheath and unseath ur prop with ease.
Normally strap it like a back pack.
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I don't know about magnets. I know neodymium magnets would be able to hold it but I worry anything strong enough to keep it attached would make it almost impossible to remove the sword from the clothes. You would almost have to wear a vest under the clothes that had magnets heavily laced into it (almost like a bulletproof vest filled with magnets)

A clear strap that went into the shoulders of the clothes and basically rested on your skin or undershirt and was hidden would likely be the most practical

If you do, however, decide to try magnets figure out the weight of the object and how much pull you need and search neodymium magnets on ebay. Chinese sellers offer the lowest and highest quality products. American sellers actually have to buy their neodymium magnets directly from china due to China being the main producer of them.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 09:32 PM   #4
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I don't know about magnets. I know neodymium magnets would be able to hold it but I worry anything strong enough to keep it attached would make it almost impossible to remove the sword from the clothes. You would almost have to wear a vest under the clothes that had magnets heavily laced into it (almost like a bulletproof vest filled with magnets)

A clear strap that went into the shoulders of the clothes and basically rested on your skin or undershirt and was hidden would likely be the most practical

If you do, however, decide to try magnets figure out the weight of the object and how much pull you need and search neodymium magnets on ebay. Chinese sellers offer the lowest and highest quality products. American sellers actually have to buy their neodymium magnets directly from china due to China being the main producer of them.
Haha to be honest I never even considered magnets, I had no idea that was possible XD I'll try the clear strap thing though, thanks! Yeah it'd hide well under Nu's outfit. Appreciate it both of ya : )
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Unread 12-08-2012, 02:04 AM   #5
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I agree with the straps, but I WANT TO SEE PICTURES OF THIS WHEN YOU FINISH. *-*
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I agree with the straps, but I WANT TO SEE PICTURES OF THIS WHEN YOU FINISH. *-*
XD Okay! My art teacher said I could do it and have it count for a project, so if I get an A on it I'll be killing two birds with one stone
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