Hello, cosplayers and prop designers! I'm interested in making a set of "more realistic" 3D maneuver gear from the Attack on Titan anime series. I know there are a lot of threads out there regarding the construction of 3D gear, but I was hoping for more specific help in two ways. 1. You live around Pasadena/LA area and have some intimate prop making knowledge and experience and you are willing to help me design and build mine with me in person. Or 2. You don't live nearby but have some really awesome ideas about building "more realistic" gear that you'd like to share with me. When I say realistic, I mean less paper, foam, plaster, and spray paint and more wood, metal, and plastics, etc. Money isn't much of an issue in designing the gear and I don't mind if the gear comes out to be heavy or burdensome. Please let me know what y'all think. Thanks so much for your input!
P.S. Specifically, I'd like to have gear from the anime series, not the manga. :] There are lots of picture and diagrams of the manga gear and guides on constructing the manga gear, but very little about the anime gear. Anyway, here's something I found on google regarding the manga gear if you were interested. http://maxiburger.tumblr.com/post/51...-maneuver-gear