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Jiraiya's Scroll Tutorial

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This is how I made Jiraiya's scroll. I hope you like it.....

I used a large cardboard postal tube with plastic end-caps,
red, white & green fabric, red cord, scraps of gold ribbon, 2 aerosol lids, black spray paint, red felt pen, Araldite and Copydex. (I also use a sewing machine but you could do it by hand).

Cover the cardboard tube by sewing the material into tight fitting tubes, green one covers the whole tube, red one covers the middle (see photo).
Tuck the excess inside the tube and fix with a small amount of Copydex. (see photo)

Tie the red cord round the tube and thread through a hole (you pierced earlier!) in the cardboard tube. (see photo) I knotted the end inside, it just looked neater.

To make the black knobs on each side, stick the aerosol caps onto the end caps with Araldite (You could screw small blocks of wood inside the aerosol caps and screw them to the plastic end-cap to make it stronger), then spray black. The caps will need to be pushed into the tubes when dry, this is a little tight so be careful not to break the Aradlite.

Next I made the white part, I measured the size and worked out where the writing should go (allow for seams and edges). Then I hand stitched it over the tube in the middle.

Finally I put gold ribbon over the rough raw edges to tidy it all up. (Jiraiya apparently likes bright colours so I thought he would like the gold!!) (see photo)

I know it's not huge, but it's big enough when you are struggling round MCM Expo!!
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Date Taken
Mar 31, 2009, 7:12:31 PM
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CosmicBrambleclaw's avatar
I know exactly what to do with my giant ss cardboard tube now :D (saw it in a recycling bin and HAD to get it XD the diameter is over half a foot)
Deviant-Mutha's avatar
Sorry for the late reply, hope you have your scroll made!!
AmbientDays's avatar
YAY!!! JIRAIYA!May he rest in peace.
Princess-Lightbright's avatar
i think i may do this for my boyfriend... seeing that he is cosplaying as Jiraiya... it's going to be a surprise i really hope he likes it :D
Deviant-Mutha's avatar
What a nice idea, be sure to put the results on DA ;) :heart:
D-idara's avatar
I'm not a cosplayer, but i think it would be really cool to make Jiraiya's scroll
oliver-kyon's avatar
Really Good!!!! -w- i like it!!!
Deviant-Mutha's avatar
Thanks, it was fairly easy to make and not too large to carry around a convention, :hug:
Feicoon's avatar
awesome im cosplaying jiraiya for anime north next month and I'm trying to figure out how to make the scroll this was realy helpfull!!! thanks!
Deviant-Mutha's avatar
Glad to help, I really enjoyed cosplaying Jiraiya, he's awsome - pervy - but awsome :dance:

Hope we can see some pictures of your scroll on DA!!
Feicoon's avatar
ill upload pics of the cosplay once im done! i just did some work on my minun cosplay xD u can see that on my DA if ud like
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