yeah what mag do you have? I made mine and it stands up beautifully ^_^ and it kinda bobs a little when I walk ^_^;
how I made my mag:
First sewed myself a sato plushie. 2nd, discovered there were a few "holes" if you will in a few spot so what I did was take some 4 or 6 guage copper wire maybe it was 8 I forget it's pretty thick but it can still be bent just not SUPER easily and you don't need tools to bend it. I put electrical tape on the end that went inside the sato plushie the wire goes from where the neck joins the body and comes out where the tail joins the body, then I curved the wire to fit sato's tail and the wire runs up along the back on sato's tail. So it looks like sato's "sitting" on the wire if you will. The other end of wire was bent into a large enough circle that I could get my arm into it and fit it up on my shoulder and armpit. I then took 3 bands of clear elastic and looped it once around the circle and then tied it and it goes from my right arm to underneath my left arm. The 3 bands are at different points on the circle so they all work together in keeping me from having to hold the wire with my right arm and armpit, and they keep sato from tipping sideways, forwards, and backwards.
Now for the left arm:
here is what mine looks like once it's done. Now this is how it was made:
I bought 2 sheets of THICK craft foamies sheets. I took a measuring tape and measured how fat around my arm was both at my wrist and at the point on the arm where I wanted the brace to stop. I then marked it on opposite ends of the foam using the shorter ends of the foam sheet as the seam edge if you will. I then cut a diagonal line connecting the smaller measurement to the larger one. I then took some fabric and cut out a rectangle that was larger than the foam one. I then put the fabric over the foam and I taped it on the otherside of the foam using duct tape. I then cut 2 strips of foam out from the 2nd sheet one was the wrist measurment long and one was the arm mesurement. and I cut rectangles of fabric out of those that were enough to roll the foam rectangle in it twice and that would leave enough left over to bring to the backside of the arm part. So I wrapped up the foam in the fabric and then with the dangling edge I placed the foam now covered in fabric along it's edge on the arm part and folded the extra fabric over the edge and to the underside of the arm thingie and secured that with more tape. I then looped tape to make it be doublesided and used that to attach the foam rectangle to the arm part and keep it from curling upward. I repeated that for the other end. Then for the jewel looking thingie I had gotten a clear plastic egg and took some glass paint and filled the egg solid of glass paint well the glass paint didn't stick to the plastic egg and the glass paint dried in such a way that there was a pocket of free space in it which worked out perfect for me adding in LEDs later on ^_^; Well so I was left with a casting of the eg which was cool with me ^_^; so I popped the dried glass paint out of the plastic egg I then took 2 LED's and used some epoxy resin as glue and wedged them into the air pocket inside of the glass paint casting. I then determined where I wanted to place the jewel. I traced around it ontop of the fabric (don't worry it'll be covered up later ^_^; ) I then poked a hole in the area I traced to allow the wires from the LEDs to go through. I then threaded the LED wires through the hole and took more epoxy and smeared that all around the bottom area of the jewel and the fabric it'd touch. Now the key thing to do is make sure you keep the arm thingie curved like as if you were wearing it, if you don't your jewel might fall off or your arm thingie won't curve to fit your arm. So I held that for the 5 mins it takes for it to cure and set permanently. I then cut a circular design it was sorta egg shaped out of foam that was larger than the jewel and then I cut out the center that was the exact size of the jewel and I then attached that to the arm thingie. I then painted that silver and filled in the gaps between the two with silver fabric paint ^_^ Then I made holes along both edges of the seam area on the arm thing (I avoided making holes too close to the end and also where the foam strips were added on) I then threaded a shoe lace through it and that's how it's held on ^_^ with a hunewearl there is another way I can think of to do it but if you go here:
look at the different costumes and post what color number your hunewearl is like 1-5 or something and I may be able to provide a different way of making your arm. ^_^
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