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Unread 07-06-2013, 11:45 AM   #1
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Blood Moon Akali Weapon Help.

So I will be cosplaying Blood Moon Akali in September for Kumoricon now I pretty much have everything but, need help on how to make her mask thing as well as the weapons, I have very little experience in making props and such but, want to make my own so I said let's try it. Now I just need a good tutorial in which I can do so but, haven't found to many so if you know some good ways to make either one of these or both please message me or just write it here any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!



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Unread 07-06-2013, 08:00 PM   #2
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Hey its you from the Kumori forums lol

Anyway, you could use wood for almost the entirety weapons. I'm not good with it so I can't say what's good quality, but I'm sure someone must know here..

Anyway, you could make the top part out of the wood and basically engrave the detail. That would look the best and the cleanest to me. then use a dowel and round the top of one side to match the roundess of where the "hole" thing is. Then use woog glue. I know Elmers wood glue is amazing, we have a dresser being basically held up with the stuff..Then you can use das or paperclay (basically use air-dry clay) so give it that tappered look (or whatever that's called) from the hole area, and down the handle. Then use the clay to make the little details like the raised parts on the handle. Then repeat for the second one.

Another option would be to use insulation foam in place of the wood for the top. But it's harder to make it look that smooth as easily. Then use the same of the rest. But you can actually cut a little into where the "hole" is where the dowel will go, and put it IN a little and glue it in place for more security.

The mask, I have no idea..Sorry lol
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Unread 07-07-2013, 07:53 AM   #3
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I would use poplar wood for the entire thing just make it in layers.
Poplar is very easy to work with and is light so it wont be heavy even if you make bigger props.
For the wood part you can use the first part of this "tutorial": http://soynutsprops.com/?page_id=570
Poplar can easly be coated with any type of primer nd then painted fora super smooth finish.
I would trace out the entire thing on 1 sheet of poplar wood and then trace out the handle twice. so that you can layer it like a "sandwich" then glue the 3 pieces together 1 piece of the handle on each side of the entire blade. When the glue has dried you can jsut use sand papper and other tools to round the handle and smothen the entire blade out.
Cut the parts something like this http://junkerscosplay.blogspot.se/20...oon-akali.html.
THen jsut wrap the handle in either leather or just use vinyl tape.
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Unread 07-10-2013, 02:58 PM   #4
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Here is my tutorial.

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