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Unread 04-03-2011, 11:50 AM   #1
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Need help & suggestions for giant hammer!

I'm planning on building a giant hammer for my Harley Quinn cosplay.

I thought of using a 5 gallon water jub for the head. Of course, I had someone help me cut off the unnecessary top of it. Problem is that being made of hard plastic, the cutting got uneven.

As you can see in that picture.

Any suggestions or ideas of how to cover it up properly? Please consider that I'd want that hammer to be symmetrical, meaning i dont want the textures on both sides to appear different (yes because even if I paint over it, it would still show).

Thanks a lot in advance!
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Unread 04-03-2011, 04:47 PM   #2
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sand it down, sandpaper might get ripped so maybe a file would work better. You could also try to melt, but that is tricky because sometimes it actually burns and its kind of unpredictable
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Unread 04-03-2011, 05:07 PM   #3
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Well, because you're likely going to have to prime it before painting (so the paint sticks properly) why not do a couple layers of paper mache over it?
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Unread 04-04-2011, 08:14 AM   #4
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If it were me, I'd get a second jug, cut it in half, cut the uneven half off of your first one, and attach the two halves together in the middle. Regardless of how uneven you cut them in that center part, when you attach them together, you can bridge the uneven distance with a belt of something sturdy, and you can line the two pieces up so that it will be symmetrical (the two pieces don't HAVE to be touching, after all). That's what I'd do, anyway.
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Unread 04-04-2011, 08:38 AM   #5
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I've actually MADE a giant hammer before for a cosplay.

I used a cylindrical garbage can, drilled a couple holes in it, and put in a broomstick, which screwed into the upper hole quite nicely. Then you just cover over the open end with your material of choice.
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Unread 06-15-2011, 02:36 PM   #6
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Just draw yourself an even line and recut the jagged end. Then buy some wonderflex and cover it.

Easy, peezie!
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Unread 07-27-2011, 01:36 PM   #7
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I made a very large hammer for my Ramona Flowers costume for halloween last year and it turned out great!

I used a cardboard box and styrofoam to form the hammer head itself, and then covered it in fun foam from Michaels(arts and crafts), you can buy sheets of it for super cheap and it covers any bumps or mistakes.. I bought white and spray painted it gray. Using lots of hot glue and duct tape to keep it all together.
Then i took a metal pole (depending on the convention you're using it for, you might not be able to use a metal pole, you might need something plastic or a harder foam that bends) and covered it in brown fun foam.

Then i cut a hole in the bottom of the hammer head and stuck the pole into it and it really turned out better than i thought.

If you're using a water jug like in the photo, you can always use paper mache or foam of some sort to fill in the bumps and cover it with something thicker than paint, so that it will be more smooth and symmetrical.

Good luck!!

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Unread 10-16-2012, 01:26 AM   #8
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I've got a sorta 'lazy' Harley Hammer I always get complimented on...It's an inflatable hammer guys always ask me to hit them with in pictures, I took off the decoration and hand painted my own decoration onto it. These are crappy facebook pictures but I have some Size One of the ends, they're practically the same
My poorly painted Joker face: Since these pictures, it's been touched up a lot, but I did all of this at like 3AM one day before a convention, so I was really tired when I did it. It's really easy to carry around because I can de-flate it when I need to carry stuff after I've bought it, and it makes an awesome squeaky noise when you squeeze it or hit someone hard enough (My boyfriend/Joker cosplayer likes to steal it and 'beat' me with it a lot)
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Unread 01-30-2013, 06:25 PM   #9
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I used PVC pipe and stove pipes bought at lowes for mine. Just glue the pipes together and drill a hole for the pvc pipe handle.
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