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How to make a Cosplay Sword 1

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"How to make a Cosplay Sword Part 1"

I promised to do that:

A tutorial for making a sword like my master sword or the new red one, "Yug Verund" for my Prince Valdrigue Cosplay.

I know, most of you would have liked to see the tutorial done step by step with pictre of my Master Sword, but I have none. So this will have to do: the pictures of the WIP from "Yug Verund".

Acrylic Board:
I found out, that this stuff is called Forex Foam Bord ... it seems that the people from my craftstore did not know that ;)

This is the first part, the other(s) will follow soon! ^_^

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ArtNinja101's avatar
Hello! this is amazing and I cant wait to make my first cosplay sword ^^
I was wondering tho, how thick should the board be? 1 mm or 2mm?
Thanks!!
Eressea-sama's avatar
well, my board was about 5mm. ;)
ArtNinja101's avatar
Hello! this is amazing and I cant wait to make my first cosplay sword ^^
I was wondering tho, how thick should the board be? 1 mm or 2mm?
Thanks!!
CharloteStraw's avatar
Really useful, thank you a lot!
Eressea-sama's avatar
NP! Glad U can use it! ^_^
Diboops's avatar
Wow good job ! This looks good :D Do you think it can work with a wood board instead of an acrylic board ?
Eressea-sama's avatar
Of course! It will bee much cheaper, but also havyer... but I thing for a Sword this size it wouldn't make so much differnece... ;)
Diboops's avatar
Thank you very much :D
Eressea-sama's avatar
No Prboblem! ^_^
drawingforsoup's avatar
What size of foam board do you buy for one sword?
Eressea-sama's avatar
Well, it depends on what size the Sword should have. For Yug Verund (the red sword in the tutorial) e.g. I bought a pice that was 100cm x 35cm.
Eressea-sama's avatar
Uhm... It dependts on how large the sword is... For Yug Verund (the red sword in the tutorial) I buyed a pice 100m long and 35cm whide
Enbi-to-Miruku's avatar
Would this be strong enough for me to pose with it in positions that put lots of weight on it?
Eressea-sama's avatar
uhm... like leaning on it ore something? Well I'm sorry but I don't think so...
chirunu's avatar
great tutorial! i've got a question tho.. acrylic is rather heavy and brittle isn't it? and isn't acrylic usually transparent...? From your pictures they seem to be white rather than transparent... i'm just wondering whether the acrylic you used is the same as the one i had in mind ._.
Eressea-sama's avatar
Well,... acrylic is often used es a easy way to make transparent things not from glas. - But Acrylic is in fact just a synthetic material like plastic... my board is made of acrylic foam. Its not that heavy - but I guess instead of an acrylic board you can also look for a PVC foam bord... I think it works the same, even if the material is different... the product has similar characteristics ;)
chirunu's avatar
is this the material you were referring to? [link]

cos what i had in mind was this one: [link]
Eressea-sama's avatar
hm... kappa is not the right thing, I guess it would breake very easily...

ok,... I searched teh internet and I didn't think taht this would be so difficult... I'm from Germany though and in my craftstore they told me, the material is called "Acryl Harschaumplatte" - "acrylic foam board" in english. But I could not find this stuff in the web... but now I think I got it!
It is called "forex foam board. I think I'm gonna add this link to my tutorial ;)
I hope this can help!
chirunu's avatar
haha thanks so much!!! now i can get to making one of my own hehe :P
Free-Falling's avatar
This is really good! Where did you get the acrylic board though?
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