Ok so, if things work out right, I might possibly be going to my first con next summer!! Hopefully!! And a new friend from college this fall said he goes to the local one every year, and Im hoping we can go as Tidus and Yuna next year. I wanted to surprise him with a Brotherhood sword.
I've googled around and searched youtube, but I cant find any tutorials or videos for making Brotherhood. I have read that people like using the Plexiglass cuz its cheap and easy to work with. Thing is, Ive never worked with Plexiglass before, but it seems like the right choice for this sword cuz of the transparent look. So I have some questions:
1.) How much does plexiglass cost usually?
2.) Can the people at the store cut the shape of the sword? or do I do that myself?
3.) Is there different thicknesses of it, and which would be best for the sword?
4.) Im kind of wanting to add blue LED lights inside or close to the hilt, so how would I make the sword hollow? Would I glue 2 pieces of the plexiglass together?
5.) Is this going to be strong enough to use often or swing around or anything, without it breaking?
Any other advice, tips, suggestions would be helpful too! And here are some reference pictures: