Made a sword over the weekend, as in three days. :'D
It turned out a lot better than I expected considering I had no idea what I was doing LOL. I haven't paper mache'd anything since.. the 3rd grade probably. I've only ever done it once oops.
I also had to design / figure out ways to make different 3D shapes, since the tutorials I glanced at were all actual cosplay materials and not paper. :b It was really challenging to try to fold and bend paper in different ways to make different shapes, but goshdarnitall I enjoyed the creative challenge! >: D
Seriously, this was so much fun! My only regret is that I had to rush the paper mache / painting in one day in order to make it to ~YukikoSama's birthday party ( because I made this sword for her!! ) and I know I could have done it better akjsdfdsajkfds;
Also, my other bestie Candy-sir made a beautiful Twilight Princess Link hat to match my sword. It was amazing. ;3;
Cardboard, paper, shiztons of masking tape, glue, water, acrylic paint. May contain traces of Fi.
I'm planning on making another one for myself someday eventually. Gonna make some changes to the design so I can actually swing it around and bop people on the head haha.
Changes that I'm planning include:
- wire frame for extra support so the blade doesn't flop where it meets the handle ; also so it can be swung around like an actual sword - gloss finish so it shines more like actual metal ; I didn't have time to do that this time - darker paint in the creases to simulate shading better ; I didn't make it dark enough this time - more careful details that weren't rushed in ten minutes - actually letting the paint / paper mache dry naturally instead of sped up with a hairdryer - smooth out the newspaper better so it doesn't make weird creases - a ton of other things that are on my phone LOL
Also thinking about making a whole collection of different swords because it's fun and I can't have real ones. :b I think I might try a glaive from Okami next, and possibly a solar flare but I haven't decided yet. And then they will all be going on my wall~ ;D
Also my face will FOREVER BE A MYSTERY since no one was home to take a picture for me so.. you get this awkward one that makes the sword look funny oops. ''orz
Next time I promise the pictures will be better quality! .. probably. |D;
Why thank you, Aki-chan! I'm still learning but I appreciate it all the same. xD
And omggg I knoww. Looking back, I really wish that I figured out I could do 3D art when I had art class.. that probably would have impressed Mr. MacT more LOL. |D; AlsoImissdoingrandomartandcraftsinhighschool. ;n;
sdjkfjkdvkllkfjk amg show me your awesome skills at making something like this I'm making Loki's scepter/staff and I have no idea what dooooo lol jkjk I'll figure it out when I actually have time to sit down and work on it instead of just staring at the supplies like 'whuh'
But yeah this is super cool, great job on it, especially on your first time!
Arak what are you talking about there are no skills here. Only random trial and error and wthamIdoingagain LOL. :'D
And ermergerd I bet that scepter will be awesome when you are done. ;u; MAKE SURE YOU POST PICTURES! Also I am sure you'll figure it out haha, for the longest time I was kind of intimidated and just stared at my materials like. .. I do not want to mess this up please make yourself into a sword. |D But it's all good once you actually start. |D; What're you making his scepter out of? o:
And thank you so much Arak! I'm glad you like it too. xD
Hi Inkshadow, This sword is very good, I to had to make one for my sons school leaving costume, and appreciate the technical challenges involved, Also like you mine was a rush job, But im not sure i could have done any better. Well done to you, Wynter Whyte.
Thank you very much, Wynter! It means a lot to me that you think so. ;u;
I saw your sword and costume and I have to say that I'm very impressed as well! I wouldn't have been able to put together an entire outfit, you even had the little pouches and everything. It was awesome. C;