I posted this (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=322686
) a few weeks back and recently gathered supplies to make Stocking's (of Panty and Stocking) sword pictured here (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ouQGsQ25Uv...arge%2B30.jpg)
. I based my concept off this (http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/20...ul-d32yglr.jpg
I settled on fiberglass for stability and an LED flashlight in lieu of adding further complexity to the project by sculpting a durable handle and soldering LEDs. I then had the dilemma of assuring the light would be confined to the fiberglass sword blade I was going to make. To fit around the approximately 1 inch diameter flashlight, the swordblade would end up looking more triangular than I initially designed.
I'm now wondering how to go about this. I would experiment, but I have essentially enough fiberglass to make the sword once. There's a bit extra, but not to cut out multiple blades or screw up too horridly. I only use Mac computers and unfortunately there is no Pepakura for Mac. I also considered basing the shape off a papercraft, but the only one I found didn't quite work for this project.
This process is entirely different from any prop I've ever made, so I'm admittedly rererethinking how to accomplish it and would love advice.