I want a head start on a future Amy costume. It's kind of a dream of mine since I started fencing. Of course, I need an accurate weapon! One big problem is that most of the ones I see are too thick for this type of sword. But then you risk breaking it...I've been trying to figure out how to do this and I'm messaging different Amy and Raphael cosplayers about their swords.
Right now, I'm thinking of ordering a blade for plastic fencing (foil
). This is meant for kids. It's basically a dry blade made of plastic. The one I'm looking at is a size 3. A normal adult blade is a size 5 and is longer. According to my research, it's a two inch difference.
Is this a good plan so far or is there a better way to create a truly accurate look? If this is a good plan, should I go with the foil or epee? The foil has a smaller guard so I can customize it, but the epee, aside from being my weapon, has a larger guard that covers the hand, which Amy seems to have. The problem there being that an epee guard is slightly off center to protect part of the arm as well.
Seriously this would be easier if I could bring my own swords...
Anyway, what do you guys think?