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Unread 08-04-2010, 05:24 AM   #1
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Where would I find 20ft of rope?

For my cosplay (generic Bleach shinigami) I need to either make my own waraji sandals or buy a pair for 30 bucks. To make them I would need about 20ft of thin rope (preferably straw, but any kind is good as long as I can weave it into sandals) that I think should be a little less than the width of my pinky.

Where would I be able to find this rope, and what are the range prices?

Obviously the price would have to be cheaper than 30 dollars if I am to invest the time.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 09:55 AM   #2
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I'm not sure about the specific selection but Home Depot sells rope by the foot in the hardware department. It would def be under $30.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 01:13 PM   #3
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For my cosplay (generic Bleach shinigami) I need to either make my own waraji sandals or buy a pair for 30 bucks. To make them I would need about 20ft of thin rope (preferably straw, but any kind is good as long as I can weave it into sandals) that I think should be a little less than the width of my pinky.

Where would I be able to find this rope, and what are the range prices?

Obviously the price would have to be cheaper than 30 dollars if I am to invest the time.
What about this? http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053 I've used it to repair my waraji because the straw they were made from held up like a tissue in the laundry.
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Unread 08-05-2010, 02:11 AM   #4
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You might also try Lowes, or often times if the major retailers do not carry something it can suit you better to try a local hardware or gardening style store. Not sure your area, but never hurts to check around.
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Unread 08-05-2010, 01:45 PM   #5
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I see plenty of people make waraji out of twine which you can get for a few bucks at a hardware store.
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The tutorial I used (here on cosplay.com, god only knows which sub-forum it's in now) called for twine, which I got at a craft store. Hobby Lobby, to be specific. It's about $2-3 for a 100yd spool.
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The tutorial I used (here on cosplay.com, god only knows which sub-forum it's in now) called for twine, which I got at a craft store. Hobby Lobby, to be specific. It's about $2-3 for a 100yd spool.
Found it!

http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.ph...araji+tutorial
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Unread 08-22-2010, 04:14 PM   #8
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This tutorial uses a board, though. The waraji in Bleach are made with rope/twine alone. I've also never heard of authentic waraji being made from a board, since part of the point of the sandals is to conform to the shape of the bottom of the foot.
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Unread 08-22-2010, 11:14 PM   #9
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The board is not part of the sandal, the board is the TOOL.

I made the waraji using this tutorial and you can see me wearing them in all my pictures of my Shuuhei costumes. For example: http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2604655/
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Oh. Me silly.
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Unread 08-27-2010, 10:56 PM   #11
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I bought my own waraji from http://www.karankoron.com/waraji.html With shipping...I think it was...a little over 30...I can't remember. I would recommend getting EMS shipping, as it will have a tracking number and not take a month to get to your house. But they are nice. My feet didn't hurt while wearing them at all. It was a little tricky to try and tie them because the ties are a little thick. I dunno if this will help...But...*Shrugs* Happy hunting/making waraji!
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Unread 11-01-2010, 05:28 PM   #12
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Dunno if this will help, but I bought sandals with a reed bottom and glued braided raffia to the sides and toe-thongs. I don't have any pictures of just the sandals, but I might be wearing them in a picture on my profile... but please don't look on there. Heavens, I had no idea what I was doing. [I think it was my first cosplay. o.<]
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Unread 11-05-2010, 04:05 PM   #13
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I made my waraji out of twine and they've held up beautifully and are surprisingly comfortable. I've been able to walk in them all day with no issues. As most people have posted, you can find twine at pretty much any harware store.

I was also cheap, and didn't want to buy a board to make the waraji with, so I found a tutorial showing how to make them with out needing anything but the rope. If you're interested I could point to the tutorial I found, but it sounds like you already have an idea of what you're gonna do.
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