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Unread 04-21-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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Rikku Thief Daggers?

Hello to all that read this! ^_^

My friend is cosplaying as Rikku Thief Dress sphere from Final Fantasy X -2 and I am going to try and make her daggers for her (pictures are down below). I found a tutorial that uses .020 styrene sheets (tutorial is linked down below). I tried this method and I did not like using the styrene because it did not hot glue to itself well enough and did not bend as the tutorial maker said. The only thing I can think of that went wrong was the styrene he used was clear like plastic and mine was a white material.

Anyways, I was wondering if anyone could please recommend another material that is similar to styrene, not as fancy as wood but not as crude looking as card board. Any tips or advice is welcome. Thank you in advance! ^_^

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http://www.amethyst-angel.com/cb/thi...ers_rikku.html
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If this is the same styrene I think this is, then acetone will be your best friend.

The right scrubs and dashes here and there you can bend it and weld it to whatever configuration you need it to be.

Although word of caution to use this very conservatively. Additionally this is the same styrene that will bend to acetone.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 04:26 PM   #3
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I have used polystyrene before and if it is too thick you will need a heat gun in order to shape it. You can get a heat gun at home depot for about $20. Otherwise I would suggest worbla or wonderflex.
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let see between plastic and cardboard hmm..

umm foam board
super easy to use and not bad looking if you finish it
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Unread 04-23-2013, 10:33 AM   #5
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I've been making all of my small props from "Expanded PVC Foam" it can be found also as "Sintra" or "Komatex"

Here is a link to my supplier, but I'm sure with some internetting you can find one local to you.

http://www.sdplastics.com/komatex.html

Here are a couple of tutorials I have written using the stuff to make weapons. Hope that helps!

http://junkerscosplay.blogspot.com/2...-ala-2013.html

http://junkerscosplay.blogspot.com/2...rd-online.html

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Unread 04-25-2013, 01:32 AM   #6
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If your main issue was gluing, I recommend trying epoxy or superglue instead of hot glue. Hotglue is not the best choice for plastic-plastic adhesive.

If you wanted a new material for other reasons, go with the sintra that stabbityblackmage recommended. It's great stuff. Very easy to work with.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 09:56 PM   #7
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Thank you all for your input! Everything was very helpful. ^_^ I believe I have solved my problem but everyone is still welcome to keep posting if you want. Thank you all again so much. ^_^
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