Hey everyone! So this was my first time cosplaying and I decided to go as Zack and make my own buster sword. Here is an album of the sword creation in progress and my and my friend in action at ALA.
I definitely need to fix up my sword a lot. Need sand it down a lot and even out all the edges and take away all the bumps. After that, I'm planning to repaint it as well. I was also thinking of cutting the sword in half and figuring out a way of having the two pieces connect to make it easier to transport but still maintain it's durability so it won't break in half when in use. It held up pretty good over the weekend with two coats of fiberglass resin on each side and I can always insert a metal or pvc pipe inside the sword to keep it from bending but if anyone has any suggestions as to how to possibly break it into two pieces or if it's not really a viable option.
I'm also going to put a lot of work into my Zack costume as well, starting with getting the wig (it didn't come in time
). I'm also going to get new leather for the upper half of my armor and get the studs that go on each of the pads as well. I made the shoulder armor kind of last minute out of wire and masking tape (actually turned out pretty good for $15 worth of material total to make them both) but I want to use wonderflex to make them a little bit bigger and nicer.
I had a lot of fun this weekend and I'm excited to refine everything for Wondercon so I'm open to suggestions!