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Unread 03-25-2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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How to - Beginner Questions

I'm pretty new to crafting my own props and creating costumes for cosplay. I will be mentioning some references and was wondering if I could have some handy advice from all of you experts.

I've been watching youtube videos on how to make paper swords, as the convention I'm attending will be pretty strict (or assuming most conventions are this strict) on materials concerning weapons.

Has anyone tried Youtube's Returacan's method of crafting paper weapons? They're excellent. If not do you have a method I can try? I'm trying to make a traditional two-handed katana blade for a Yu Narukami cosplay I'm doing this year.

Secondly I was wondering how one would go about modifying shoes with the same stiches that Yu has. Here is a googled picture reference. I have some ideas about how to go about this, but I'm sure there are probably better methods.

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Thank you for your input and suggestions!
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Unread 03-25-2013, 02:32 PM   #2
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If you are interested in the Yasogami shoes, try contacting these girls:

They're super into Persona and have a huge, great collection of Persona costumes. I think they just sewed some thick thread onto some loafers, but they could explain in more detail than myself. Wonderful people also.


I haven't tried crafting paper weapons myself.

Since you're going to be at Fanime, you should swing by a couple of these panels:

Zander from Z-Props is going to be hosting alongside me, and he's an extremely talented individual.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 05:13 PM   #3
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Thank you for the suggestions! I'll definitely be trying to make it to those venues~
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