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Unread 02-10-2008, 04:59 AM   #1
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Exclamation Anbu arm guard tutorial

Here it is.
materials-
1_VERY IMPORTANT reference PICTURE

2_Crayola Model Magic(m.m.)
1_rollingpin
1_Cardboard or long paper(armlength)
1_Measuring tape
2-4_velcro or elastic bands
2_meat sewers
hot glue or super glue
little skill, lol


1.measure ur arm from elbow to wrist.

2.Using the measurement make a outline of the armguard and how you want it to look on the cardboard

3.cut it out
4.hold it up to ur arm to see if it looks good

5.dont bend it
6. lay ur cardboard out to the side
7.take ur m.m. and lay it out on a clean flat surface.
8. take the rolling pin and flatten the m.m. untill its about as thin as a pencil.
9. make sure ur cardboard cut out is able to be traced ont the m.m.

10.trace but dont STAB the m.m.
11.cut it out with anything, like an knife or scisors
12.take the newly cut out m.m. and put up to ur arm and see if it looks like it should. (if it doesnt look anythin like it should, put it with the extra and start from step7
13.take the extra and roll till it looks as thick as a finger but as long as the edge of the armguard clossest to ur hand.(u might hav some extra still, doesnt matter)
14. take the finger m.m. and apply it to the bottom of the armguard clossest to wrist.
15.make sur it sticks
flip and GENTLY push the top of the m.m.
16.take a meatskewer and stab it in the bottom of the armguard, were the finger m.m. is and push it length wise to ur arm guard. this is the support.
17. u can now bend the armguard to look like an upside down V
18. check if it looks right.
19.let it dry for 24 hours
20.(if u have Velcro) after that measure the distance around ur wrist and divide by 2 and add about 3 inches
21. do the same around the thick part of ur arm
22.cut the velcro according to the measurement
23.glue the velcro to the armguard in the places ur arm was when u measured
20.(if u have elastic) after that measure the distance around ur wrist and divide by 2 and take away half an inch.
21. do the same around the thick part of ur arm
22.cut the elastic according to the measurement
23.glue the elastic to the armguard in the places ur arm was when u measured
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24.if u want u can paint it gray unless ur goin to be a white anbu member
25.repeat Steps 6-23

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Unread 02-11-2008, 08:44 PM   #2
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Or you could do what I did:

Materials Needed:
3" PVC Pipe
Pencil
Ruler, Yard Stick
Saw. Whatever your comfortable with.
Elastic
Hot-glue Gun
Sanding Block

1. Measure the length from your wrist to elbow.
2. Measure both the circumference of you wrist and thickest part of your forearm, and halve both of the measurements.

Now this is where precision is key. Always remember, measure twice, cut once.

3. Take the Pencil and ruler, and mark down the length of the PVC pipe, with the measurement of your forearm.
4. Now, you're going to want to center both of the halved measurements on either ends of the arm length mark. (The end of the arm length line you put the wrist and arm width measurements doesn't matter.)
5. Now connect the lines, with the pencil. You should now have a shape that looks like a vertically elongated trapezoid.
6. Cut along the outer lines with the saw (of your choice).

Tada! Hard part's done. Now about attaching it to your arm in a comfortable way. I used thick(width) white elastic and hot glued it in the correct spots on the concave(inside) of the cut PCV. Duplicate the above process to create a set of arm guards.

Here's a photo of what my finished guards looked like. (bad photo is bad)

http://www.cosplaylab.com/lab/26890-130863.jpg
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Unread 02-11-2008, 10:54 PM   #3
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the only reason i used model magic is because i know how to use it, its flexable and easy to mold. but i bet the yours is way sturdier.
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Unread 02-15-2008, 01:37 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Okami Yokai View Post
Or you could do what I did:

Materials Needed:
3" PVC Pipe
Pencil
Ruler, Yard Stick
Saw. Whatever your comfortable with.
Elastic
Hot-glue Gun
Sanding Block

1. Measure the length from your wrist to elbow.
2. Measure both the circumference of you wrist and thickest part of your forearm, and halve both of the measurements.

Now this is where precision is key. Always remember, measure twice, cut once.

3. Take the Pencil and ruler, and mark down the length of the PVC pipe, with the measurement of your forearm.
4. Now, you're going to want to center both of the halved measurements on either ends of the arm length mark. (The end of the arm length line you put the wrist and arm width measurements doesn't matter.)
5. Now connect the lines, with the pencil. You should now have a shape that looks like a vertically elongated trapezoid.
6. Cut along the outer lines with the saw (of your choice).

Tada! Hard part's done. Now about attaching it to your arm in a comfortable way. I used thick(width) white elastic and hot glued it in the correct spots on the concave(inside) of the cut PCV. Duplicate the above process to create a set of arm guards.

Here's a photo of what my finished guards looked like. (bad photo is bad)

http://www.cosplaylab.com/lab/26890-130863.jpg
Almost the exact way I made mine. One thing to add: You can cut out thick foam and hot glue it to the underneath side of the arm guards so they A) look better (not all flat against your arms) and B) are more comfortable.

Another ref pic
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1315869/
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Unread 02-15-2008, 03:15 PM   #5
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Anbu costumes are tricky and even to buy them it's a little senseless this thread helped me.. i ended up using thin pvc that was originally 3 inches and cut it in half and used that method... The MM tutorial is good but i don't have too much time for the costume and had pvc already laying around...
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Unread 02-24-2008, 03:51 AM   #6
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nvm

my armguards broke after a 10 year old "bleep" got a hold of them.
i hate to say it but dont use m.m. i goin to end up using a broken binder lol
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Unread 05-12-2008, 03:49 PM   #7
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i have no real problems with model magic for making the bulk of the guard. i covered a cardboard template in model magic and once it dried used a resin to coat it and give it tons of strength and hard-ness. good stuff and you can paint over it.
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Unread 05-12-2008, 07:06 PM   #8
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whats pvc pipe? and where do you buy it and how much does it cost?

also where did you get elastic
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Unread 05-12-2008, 08:50 PM   #9
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Go to Lowes or HomeDepot.com and search PVC Pipe,you'll see the best pic online.

Elastic you find at the same place you buy fabric and such.Ta-da.
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im about 2 try the pvc pipe so we will see.
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Unread 09-21-2009, 05:35 PM   #11
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Or you could do what I did:

Materials Needed:
3" PVC Pipe
Pencil
Ruler, Yard Stick
Saw. Whatever your comfortable with.
Elastic
Hot-glue Gun
Sanding Block

1. Measure the length from your wrist to elbow.
2. Measure both the circumference of you wrist and thickest part of your forearm, and halve both of the measurements.

Now this is where precision is key. Always remember, measure twice, cut once.

3. Take the Pencil and ruler, and mark down the length of the PVC pipe, with the measurement of your forearm.
4. Now, you're going to want to center both of the halved measurements on either ends of the arm length mark. (The end of the arm length line you put the wrist and arm width measurements doesn't matter.)
5. Now connect the lines, with the pencil. You should now have a shape that looks like a vertically elongated trapezoid.
6. Cut along the outer lines with the saw (of your choice).

Tada! Hard part's done. Now about attaching it to your arm in a comfortable way. I used thick(width) white elastic and hot glued it in the correct spots on the concave(inside) of the cut PCV. Duplicate the above process to create a set of arm guards.

Here's a photo of what my finished guards looked like. (bad photo is bad)

http://www.cosplaylab.com/lab/26890-130863.jpg
Thanks for putting this up!

I'm going as SNJ Anbu Kakashi and I had NO IDEA what to do for those arm pad (things...), and now, thanks to you, I do :]
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