Originally Posted by chexlleim
Wow its been like forever since I posted here. Out of curiousity would anyone consider using wood? I know its heavy and all but I gave up on the foam bored a while ago.
Actually...it's really not heavy at all.
We do all our props out of wood. My sister made a transforming gunblade for her Lightning costume out of wood.
Foam is terrible to work with- we tried it for a small piece of armor once- and I don't blame you for giving up on foam.
Here are pictures of it: http://www.cosplay.com/costume/306552/
The design plans and the actual construction took 3 days.