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Unread 06-03-2010, 07:55 PM   #1
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I cosplay as Edward Elric from FMA, and I need help on an easy way to make his automail arm without spending too much money on it. I have a sweater I use as his jacket (for now,) but now that summer is coming up, I want to try to make the arm so that I won't have to wear the sweater in the hot sun. Anyone got any suggestions? So far, I plan on using a long sleeved black shirt and cutting one sleeve off so I can use the other sleeve as a base for the arm.
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Unread 06-03-2010, 11:39 PM   #2
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Cardboard and silver spray paint. Sounds cheap and ugly but i made a cardboard automail before i made my styrene one and it looked pretty darn good.
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Unread 06-03-2010, 11:41 PM   #3
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Also, if you happen to be really tiny, i'm selling off my old automails in the marketplace :3 they're not in the greatest shape but you might be able to salvage them :P

http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/s.../24411/cat/500
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Unread 06-04-2010, 03:40 AM   #4
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Some people make the automail out of craft foam over a glove. It looks REALLY spiffy. Time-consuming, but SPIFFY TO THE MAX. But it won't necessarily be cooler (meaning temperature). If you are trying to make your Ed costume less hot I would suggest getting a jacket that isn't a sweater This is probably way easier than making automail.
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This should save you a buck or two. : D
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Unread 06-05-2010, 07:33 PM   #6
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You could always paint your arm silver and tape cardboard onto it for parts owo
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