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Unread 09-18-2002, 01:34 PM   #1
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Vyse's Cutlasses (Skies of Arcadia)

Any clue on how to get that semi-transparent look on the blades?
I was thinking maybe fiberglass, but 1) is it durable enough for a thin swordblade? 2) can you dye fiberglass? (for the aqua color) and 3) how am I going to attach it to the hilt?

While we're at it, any advice on the hilt construction?

If you need a pic, look here: http://www.rpgfan.com/pics/eternal-a...art-01vyse.jpg
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Unread 09-18-2002, 01:43 PM   #2
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What you want to do is what I've been trying to get done for ages....the actual blade of the cutlass is best made from transparent blue perspex which is available at home depots although it might not be blue. I dunna if fibreglass is trasparent when you set it....
I have such material but no way of efficiently cutting it into a nice blade shape!

The hilt is up to you, fibreglass, balsa or foamcore.
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Unread 09-18-2002, 02:33 PM   #3
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Vyse? VYSE? When will you be wearing that costume?
I always wanted to take photos with a Vyse... I could bring my Silver Eclipse sword for a duel! ^_____^

(My Ramirez costume which I really want to wear again!)
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Unread 09-18-2002, 03:03 PM   #4
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I'll be struting my pirate stuff around Anime Central in Chicago.

If you can make it, I'd love to have a Vyse vs Ramirez duel. ^_^

(Nicely done Ramirez costume too.)
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Unread 09-18-2002, 03:07 PM   #5
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> I'll be struting my pirate stuff around Anime Central in Chicago.

Oh, no, I'm not planning on attending that convention. What a disappointment!

> (Nicely done Ramirez costume too.)

Thanks. ^____^ I was surprised by the sheer amount of people who recognized my costume, and he's not even part of the popular main trio. So prepare yourself to meet a lot of enthusiastic gamers!
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Unread 09-18-2002, 05:33 PM   #6
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Whee! Another SoA cosplayer~!!!! YES!!!! ^_____^

I thought about fiberglass as well. I think it's sturdy enough to make a small blade out of. They sell sheets of it here which are covered in transparent blue stuff (think, Reynolds plastic wrap). I suppose if you bought that, you wouldn't have to worry about the color. Good luck!
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Unread 09-19-2002, 04:34 AM   #7
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Much like some of the other users on this particular MB topic, I'm thrilled to see another SoA cosplayer (especially with the new SoA Gamecube version coming out) around. I was unfortunately limited on my ability to attend more conventions, especially AX, this year... perhaps if a set convention to meet at was established, you'll have me as Gilder for your group picture!

As FYI, I *will* be at AWA-8 (due to participation in FF Ball as Raijin) and I'm shooting to attend Nekocon as well. However, if there's an event next year you want to meet at, let me know!
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Unread 09-19-2002, 10:04 AM   #8
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I'm gonna have to buy a gamecube now, with that new release of SoA ^^ (Curse them for canceling the PS2 version! )

You think you're limited? The only con I'm able to attend is ACen. It's the curse of the poor college student - one con per year. If you (or any other SoA cosplayers) could make it that'd be GREAT. If not... well, I'll doubtless be reprising my costume at some point so maybe we'll get a Skies group together some other time. (Being a pirate is too much fun to do just once. )
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> I'm shooting to attend Nekocon as well.

I'll be at Nekocon... I could probably bring Ramirez to wear around for a day... I love that costume so much! =)
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Unread 09-19-2002, 10:35 AM   #10
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Yeah, all the SoA cosplayers really need to meet up together at some time. I don't think anyone has ever managed more than three at once. ^^ With the number of Vyses that I've seen before, it's very sad that Rosiel has never found one at a convention. Hmm... maybe all the Vyse cosplayers should get together somewhere and gang up on her. XD

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Unread 09-19-2002, 11:06 AM   #11
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> Yeah, all the SoA cosplayers really need to meet up together at some time.

My goal is to get everyone to stand just like in the game and take a "boss fight" picture. LOL. That's not going to happen, obviously.

> maybe all the Vyse cosplayers should get together somewhere and gang up on her.

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.

I'm sure Ramirez would be flattered to get so much attention but... *tiptoes out with sword under the arm, forgetting that said tip-toe are plated metal* *CLANG* *CLANG* *CLANG*

> ...Wait, a Gilder...? *stalks*

I want a Galcian! LOL
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Unread 09-19-2002, 11:09 AM   #12
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I wanna retire that Vyse costume now!
Next SoA character will either be...Hans or Lawrence (or maybe even Domingo but hmm...)
For some reason I'd like to try making Enrique too just so that a full cast of main characters can b done!

BTW..this is Nietsche...i just forgot to log in on my own name!
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Unread 09-19-2002, 11:15 AM   #13
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> For some reason I'd like to try making Enrique too just so that a full cast of main characters can b done!

Make an Enrique... *________* I love Enrique...
Although your complexion is too dark for him, you'd need lots of stage makeup.

Nicole would make such a good Enrique... I wonder if I could talk her into it...
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Unread 09-19-2002, 11:21 AM   #14
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My complexion is too dark?
Most people think I am way too pale for a chinese person...
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Unread 09-19-2002, 11:24 AM   #15
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Do Domingo!!!! EEEEE!!!! I love Domingo and his weird hair. ^_^ I heard that Sari (my Aika) was thinking about doing Lawrence.... and wasn't Mappy talking at some point about doing Hans? I can't remember, but someone was. Enrique is annoying, don't do him! *hides from Rosiel*

Yargh, this thread reminds me that I need to start on my next SoA cosplay. ^^ meep.
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