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Time to be a HERO! by Inkshadow Time to be a HERO! by Inkshadow
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

This beautiful piece of pixel art was my best friend in trying to figure out the shape of the sword, so thank you, ~turpinator77! ;O;

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;

Ingredients:
    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;


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AkiCat Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Pro. o-o

If only we could have done crafts like this all the time back in high school. : (
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Inkshadow Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
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;
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AkiCat Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Ah, to carelessly do random arts and crafts again. x3
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Inkshadow Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
We should just derp around with crafts over winter break or something. xD
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AkiCat Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
That would be nice. x3
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Inkshadow Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Very! : D
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DeviousFishbone Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha i wish i had one of those (:
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Inkshadow Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
You can always make one yourself! ;D
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DeviousFishbone Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe (: i may try one day!
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fursonaloverXD Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg Ink, thats so cool XD
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Inkshadow Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Kekeke, thank you Kaitlynn! C;
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fursonaloverXD Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcomes ^^
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Araktugage Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
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!
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Inkshadow Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
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! :heart:
I'm glad you like it too. xD
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shootitout Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012

Sitting and staring is what I would do too unit I actually tried I really wanna learn how to make stuff but its just like WHAT DO
WHERE DO I EVEN START
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Fangy-From-Shadow Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I smell adventure in air. :3
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Inkshadow Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Mmm, me too. It's so exciting! : D
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shootitout Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012

Make me one
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Inkshadow Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
.. maybe if you pay me. |D
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shootitout Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012

... k how much
like I want
A 'Longclaw' or an 'Ice' from a Game of Thrones yuuuup
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Inkshadow Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
.. wait are you serious.

I have to figure out how much it costs me to get material and also shipping will be a pain because big swords and fragile paper haha. |D;

Also have to check for good references and uh. Little details =/= paper. I think I need like.. clay or something hrmm. Not sure. :b

Also House Stark LOL.
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shootitout Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012

LOLYUHMAN

But seriously I would totally buy one like. That would be. So awesome amg.

I have a house stark/iron man shirt
Its got the stark sigil and it looks like
an iron man wolf and
it says
iron is coming
IT'S GLORIOUS
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Inkshadow Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
OHGODS this comment doesn't seem that old but LO AND BEHOLD, the timestamp says it's been like over a month ffff- idek where I have been all this time. ''orz

But yeah DUUUDE I totally thought you were kidding haha oops. |D;

Fffff well, I'm glad you like them! ;3;
Though like. Mailing something that fragile man. It's gonna get crushed unless it's like encased in three feet of bubble wrap lmaoooo.

Omgbro that sounds so epic.
I AM CURIOUS NOW..
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shootitout Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012

Holy crap has it seriously been that long? Like what even- WHAT HAVE WE BEEN DOING LOL

No I wasn't kidding because
They're so fucking awesome
And three feet of bubble wrap
Would be so worth it / shot /

.. LEMME FIND THE SHIRT DESIGN AND I WILL SHOW YOU
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Inkshadow Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I don't have a clue man LOL.
Apparently it was fun though because. Time flew like. At the speed of light. |D;

kdfsafjdks well thanks bby~ :heart:
Seriously though I wish you could just. Come here so we could make swords together LOL it's super fun. ;u;

But yeah ONE DAY MAYBE I'm not really sure how it shall go. |D; I still need to make myself a Master Sword and I wanna test the wire support on that first. ouo;

YESS please do!
( wait you haven't already, have you? Because if so I have totally forgot and goldfish memory oops )
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wynterwhyte Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
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.
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Inkshadow Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Thank you very much, Wynter! :heart:
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;
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