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Unread 04-04-2013, 11:40 PM   #1
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How to Make Sword Scabbard?

I'm planning on cosplay One Piece Film Z Luffy and he has 2 swords. I can buy two swords off of ebay, but I have no idea how I would do the scabbard. These are the swords I would buy, and here's a picture of the scabbards

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wooden-Pirat...em2ec540 39b9
http://images.saiyanisland.com/data/...-Art-Luffy.png

I'm not sure what material to even use, and how to do the details on the end of it. Any suggestions? I also don't have access to any cutting machinery, so things like wood probably wouldn't work
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Unread 04-05-2013, 12:32 AM   #2
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You can try following the basic idea behind Blind Squirrel's props scabbard build:

http://blindsquirrelprops.com/d-gray-man-katana/
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Unread 04-05-2013, 07:08 PM   #3
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That's pretty cool, but unfortunately I wouldn't have the tools for it Only thing I can think of now is maybe using 2 pieces of insulation foam, attaching them together after indenting the middle for the sword, and then painting it. Unless someone has an easier and better idea
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Unread 04-06-2013, 04:09 AM   #4
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You could do something as simple as using vinyl/pleather/leather and using craft foam or something for the gold elements. It's not a real sword so you don't have to worry about a blade slicing through the scabbard (and leather is a traditional scabbard material, anyway).

Just trace the sword, add seam allowance and sew the two pieces together. Will be a pain to "turn" but relatively easy and straightforward. Make sure to clip seams at curves and it will be fine (the decorations cover the end, anyway). You could even use something like buckram or two layers to make it thicker but it just depends - vinyl is pretty thick on its own.

Just giving you a radically different alternative.
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so notice how the scabbards are slightly rounded? you can use this to ur advantage. look around a pieces of cardboard tubing as a base and then cut to make. then using craft foam and/or paper clay build it to get the look u need
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Could always try PVC pipe, heated and flattened to shape, simple, cheap and only need a heat gun or big oven.
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what I did for my master sword scabbard was the same thing on that tutorial with the wood but instead, I used foam boards. They're light weight and stick together with a hot glue gun. I hope you find a good method! ^__^
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if your still looking for some insight
maybe not all these trick will work for you
but they should still be useful
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Unread 04-20-2013, 05:51 PM   #9
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I actually forgot I made this thread, but I ended up using insulation foam, since I have used it for a previous prop. It works great and is really light. Planning on using some clay for the details on the bottom of it
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