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Unread 08-08-2012, 11:34 PM   #31
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YAY! A Boa Hancock! Okay, my mind has been made up now! Perona it is. Yeah, we have plenty of time before next year's SMASH! to organise a big One Piece group. I really want to get a REALLY big group to cosplay with.
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Unread 08-09-2012, 01:16 AM   #32
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thank you so much for the tips
but regardless i wont be able to have the sword smashes prop rule is no props over 1 metre
which sucks and im all for the group cosplay
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Unread 08-09-2012, 01:45 AM   #33
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yeah. I hate the 1 metre rule too >:r
it's like that at every con~

perhaps you can just make it a metre long? or just hide it? I think that the staff would be worried if the sword was actually sharp or a real sword.having A sword is better then having NO sword...

at Smash 2012 I saw a girl with a heapz spicky weopon and another that looked above a metre and they were let in...

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http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3264317/
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http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3264315/

then again I guess it'll depend on what it's made out of....

anyway good luck on the one peace group and your cosplay ^-^

I'd love to see a Shirahoshi or Zoro cosplay
or even a Usopp ('0' a Usopp cosplayer would be supa kwel!)

also, since Smash is located by the sea, it'll be a great location for a photoshoot too :L

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Unread 08-09-2012, 05:18 PM   #34
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also i live in grafton near the qld nsw border and getting it down there will be hard
do trains accept 7 ft long replica swords
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Unread 08-10-2012, 02:13 AM   #35
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hmmm..difficult question, I'm not quite sure.
people take bikes and surf boards on trains and I think if it doesn't hurt anyone eles it should be accepted, personally I wouldn't bring a 7 metre replica sword on a train, I'd bring it if it was smaller but not 7 metres. I know that some guy got picked up by police cos people thought that his samurai sword was real and her was on a train-_-if your travelling alone then, it'll be petty awrkwark, it's netter to travel with someone with a prop, in my opinon.

perhaps you could take it in parts and arrange it at the con, but that'll be heaps of work.
And since you live in Grafton~ that's a far way out so... I'm not sure. sorry D: it's really up to you if your prepared to travel and carry the sword, and are prepared to get stares and the occasional person asking.

when I was in my sakura cosplay, I made her wand too and I used went by train, people gave me weird looks and a lady asked me what I was going too( mind you I'm short (5'5'') and the thing looked bigger than supposed to be and people thought I was like 12 or something~) if your short you can get away with a smalller prop~eitherway I think its about detail and how much effot you put into the prop than size. if not, evern with a small prop you can pull poses that can make the prop look bigger or take taking photo's from different angles can help too.

sigh* I wish I could be of more help.sorry.
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Unread 08-10-2012, 03:31 AM   #36
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hmmn im 6 foot tall and the sword is planned to be 7 foot long (sorry for confusion 7 ft is about 2 meters) i was thinking of making it in peices but i dont think it will be strong
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Unread 08-10-2012, 05:52 AM   #37
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the strength depends on what you want to make it out of really.
lol. maths isn't my strong point! it's my fault for thinking 7ft = 7 metres I'm such a fruit-loop.

2 metres would be fine, I think. it's not like the staff would actually take out a measuring tape and measuring it right there and then.if you don't want it to get damage I suggest transporting in in something, that is if you make it.
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Unread 08-10-2012, 07:07 AM   #38
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I will agree with the separate pieces idea. You can find some tutorials in the forums but even if it would be hard, I reckon it would a good investment.
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Unread 08-10-2012, 08:32 AM   #39
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how to keep it sturdy though if say the handle comes off seperatly for transport the handle would be a weak point considering the weight and the size
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Unread 08-10-2012, 05:26 PM   #40
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how to keep it sturdy though if say the handle comes off seperatly for transport the handle would be a weak point considering the weight and the size
making the sword sounds like a great ideaXD but in case you wanna try buying it here is a link to one i found

http://www.cosplayhouse.com/One-Piec...awk-Sword.html

I'm pretty sure its made of wood, a metal one would be awesome but I'm don't think they would let you in with it, plus it would probably be really heavy to carry around all day, as for the transport taking it on a train should be fine as long as its made of wood, but to be honest I think driving would be the best way to transport it, I don't suppose you drive? or know someone who could drive you?

Btw If the link isn't working let me know
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Unread 08-10-2012, 07:24 PM   #41
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i am 13 so driving myself down there will be hard
and the link you sent me (thanks for bothering) is a little out of a 13year old who has no jobs budget
ill try and make it but what is smashes rule on plastic because i found a cheap strong plastic that would look awesome on my sword
cheers cosplay connor
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Unread 08-10-2012, 08:20 PM   #42
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I have an Idea!! How about you assemble it there? So take like bits of your sword so it'd fit into a bag or something and assemble it there? My friend did it this year for her cosplay... ?

It's good because it'd fit in the train without any harm or worries and..... yeah...
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Unread 08-10-2012, 11:30 PM   #43
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you could use double-sided tape? or super glue?

i'd suggest hot glue but then you'd need a power point -_____- you could melt the glue sticks there with a lighter or matchees but it's risky as I've burnt my self before and the fact that your 13 would be a problem for you to obtain them....

if you have relations down in Sydney you could construct/ store it there?
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Unread 08-11-2012, 12:03 AM   #44
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i have a few family members living in the sydney area
i might build it at one of their places before i go.
and i was thinking i could use dowel to hold it together
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Unread 08-11-2012, 02:07 AM   #45
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*another add to what the sword can be made of*

you could make it out of cardboard.

featherweight makes all his props outta carboard and they look awesome! *_*

profile : http://www.cosplay.com/member/36633/

examples:

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2993845/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2819379/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2495016/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1541903/ (the tenticle thingys)
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/630474/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/657018/ (kunai and headband made of cardboard)

so basically you can make anything out of cardboard ^-^ plus it'll be much lighter to carry and a sinch to put together.

tutorial thread of his:

http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=76828
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