Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay Chat > General Cosplay Chat

Reply
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Unread 07-29-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
Fish-and-Chips-Yum
Look! A hidden puzzle!
 
Fish-and-Chips-Yum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 926
Transporting large, potentially delicate weapons...

Hello all! This year for Aki Con I'm going to be Maka Albarn, including her scythe. I'm already bringing more cosplay than ever before, so the car is going to be tight on space, but I'm wondering what the safest way to transport a six foot tall scythe is? It is sturdy, but not unbreakable. All suggestions are appreciated. ^^
__________________
~Cosplays~


+See Costume List for Completed Projects+

+In-Progress+
+Rarity+ MLP:FiM ~100%~ Just finished!
+Matryoshka!America+ Hetalia ~20%~ Designing the Hoodie!

+2013 Plans+
+Gala!Rarity+ MLP:FiM
+Ciel Phantomhive (Vol. 6 Outfit)+ Black Butler
+Hatsune Miku (Snow Version 2013)+ Vocaloid
+Umbreon+ Pokemon

+Conventions Planned for 2013+
Sakura Con 2013 ~ 65% Likely
Everfree 2013 ~ 30% Likely
Kumori Con 2013 ~ 40% Likely
Aki Con 2013 ~ 100% Likely
Fish-and-Chips-Yum is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Unread 07-29-2012, 09:07 PM   #2
sugarysweetfi
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 5
Mhhhmm I have the same issue...I am cosplaying Black rock shooter and I have to get a large 5 foot cannon into a car with a bunch of other people in it...Well although I don't have a guranteed answer I would say wrap it in something (bubble wrap, blanket?), make a little space in the car where there are no bags, try and keep it from moving aroud in the car, maybe creat a baracade aroud it or make someone hold it or hold it yourself. Obviously do not put anything on top of it! And maybe put some soft cushioning under the weapon? I hoped that helped a bit! Good luck!
sugarysweetfi is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-29-2012, 09:24 PM   #3
Yavarice
Skymoose
 
Yavarice's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 87
Lay the scythe down the centre (assuming a common sedan) between the 2 front seats so the end of the pole is at the passenger's feet and the blade rests on top of everything else that might be in the back? (Like other passengers)

This is too late now but it's always nice to try and build your prop so that it can break into smaller more manageable pieces. Like use those pvc pipes with threaded ends so you can screw them together for long pole thingys XD
Yavarice is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-30-2012, 01:08 AM   #4
SirLucius
Thread Killer...
 
SirLucius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 355
I agree with Yavarice. I can fit my Ryuk scythe in the back seat of a 4-door car, but it has to go first and then people can get in, haha. The pole is pvc with threaded ends.
__________________
: )

Ryuk | Wings | 30%

Soul King Brook | All | 20%
SirLucius is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-30-2012, 01:17 AM   #5
Proturnal
Nom-ifacation achieved !
 
Proturnal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 61
Sounds like the same issue im gnna have with my costume with getting it overseas.
__________________
When people are protecting something truly precious to them. They truly can become. As strong as they need to be!
Proturnal is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-30-2012, 10:59 AM   #6
dizzymonochrome
Sarah Charade
 
dizzymonochrome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 947
Quote:
Originally Posted by Proturnal View Post
Sounds like the same issue im gnna have with my costume with getting it overseas.
It's even harder on a plane. I had issues figuring out how to transport my sword and it was only 3 feet long.
__________________
Sector 6 Laboratories

Costume design and fabrication
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sector6labs

Tumblr: http://sector6labs.tumblr.com

Twitter: @sector6labs http://www.twitter.com/sector6labs
dizzymonochrome is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-30-2012, 11:01 AM   #7
Fish-and-Chips-Yum
Look! A hidden puzzle!
 
Fish-and-Chips-Yum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 926
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yavarice View Post
Lay the scythe down the centre (assuming a common sedan) between the 2 front seats so the end of the pole is at the passenger's feet and the blade rests on top of everything else that might be in the back? (Like other passengers)
Thanks, that sounds like the best idea for getting it there and back. :3 Thanks again for the advice!
__________________
~Cosplays~


+See Costume List for Completed Projects+

+In-Progress+
+Rarity+ MLP:FiM ~100%~ Just finished!
+Matryoshka!America+ Hetalia ~20%~ Designing the Hoodie!

+2013 Plans+
+Gala!Rarity+ MLP:FiM
+Ciel Phantomhive (Vol. 6 Outfit)+ Black Butler
+Hatsune Miku (Snow Version 2013)+ Vocaloid
+Umbreon+ Pokemon

+Conventions Planned for 2013+
Sakura Con 2013 ~ 65% Likely
Everfree 2013 ~ 30% Likely
Kumori Con 2013 ~ 40% Likely
Aki Con 2013 ~ 100% Likely
Fish-and-Chips-Yum is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-12-2013, 10:57 AM   #8
Fireeyes0723
Jenny Elaine Cosplay
 
Fireeyes0723's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3
Same issue here...

I'll be making 2 scythes for my Maka Albarn costume for Metrocon 2013. One will be the regular scythe, the other will be the Witch Hunter. Where would I find threaded pvc piping? I just checked Lowes and Home Depot online, but didn't see it. Help!
Fireeyes0723 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-12-2013, 12:15 PM   #9
Chaletica
[laughs]
 
Chaletica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 805
Hehe, you're not the only one, I'm considering making a huge Objection sign for my Apollo cosplay and wondering how to pack that down. xD ...also need to pack down Redglare's cane, so that's two big things... can't really help though...
__________________
Chaletica is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:17 PM.


Copyright 2002-2013 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.