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How to make a Cosplay Sword 2

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How to make a Cosplay Sword part 2


The secound part of the sword tutorial. The third one is following soon!

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DerBleistift01's avatar
Sry for the question, but whats polymet vlay in german ? :D
Eressea-sama's avatar
Polymer clay ist Modeliermasse, zum beispiel Fimo. Für das Schwert benutze ich Fimo Light. Sollte es im Bastelladen geben or auch im Internet ;)
DerBleistift01's avatar
Danke,aber ich denke diesesjahr mussich auf schwert und schild verzichten :/ aber die stoffe für links gewand, kappe und kettenhemd sind schon bestellt :D

Vielleicht reicht die zeit aber auch nicht
für handschuhe und stiefel da ich das kostüm bereits zu halloween tragen möchte. Aber dann kann ich das kostüm immerhin als "test" tragen und die reaktion meiner zelda-fan freundin abwarten.:3
Eressea-sama's avatar
Na dann viel Glück dabei! ;)
Lizalot's avatar
I have a question: what happens after you apply the clay 0_o do you need to bake it, or does it dry by itself?
Eressea-sama's avatar
It's air drying clay. So it drys by itself ;)
EternalKitsune's avatar
Any tips on crafting a branched sword?
Eressea-sama's avatar
Well, I never did one but I think you could use the same method. I would take a thicker board, because the branches might breake easiely otherwise...
Miss-Bashful's avatar
This is so helpful! May I ask what kind of gab filling adhesive you used? I've been doing some research on a few kinds, but can't find one that would hold acrylic paint. :c Sorry that this is forever ago.. xD
Eressea-sama's avatar
Uhm... I'm from germany, so I have different products here in my craftstores... I used adhesive from "Pattex" here and "molto" here. Don't knwo where u can get them ('caus yuo are from the united states, aren't you?) Maybe you can get something via internet ;)
Miss-Bashful's avatar
Oh, yeah, I'm from the US. ^^; And I'll definitely look into those, thanks!
hakuyukiko's avatar
This is a wonderful tutorial! I was looking up on how to make a sword for my upcoming cosplays but tutorials I searched up were too costly and time consuming, until I stumbled upon yours. Thank you so much for posting this up! One question I have for you is, how heavy is this sword?
Eressea-sama's avatar
Well, the red one, that is shown in the tutorial is the haviest, because these big red gems are really havy... but all the swords are so much lighter that any wood sword! You can easiely carry them with you all the day, even if you are a little unsportive girl like me! ;)
hakuyukiko's avatar
I see, thank you so much for answering my question! Keep up the awesome work! :)
Fyre-Dragon's avatar
Super tutorial! Es hilft mir sehr weiter :)
Wo bekommt man am besten diesen spaltfüllenden Kleber? Im Baumarkt oder im Bastelladen?
Eressea-sama's avatar
Ich würde sagen im Baumarkt. Spaltfüllenden Kleber gibt es da in großen Tuben. Heißt dann zum beispiel "Montagekleber" ;)
Fyre-Dragon's avatar
Alles klar, vielen Dank :)
aiedail-guardian's avatar
So you didn't have to fire the clay parts?
Eressea-sama's avatar
no, it's air drying clay. ;)
aiedail-guardian's avatar
I see, thnaks. That's nice since then you don't have to worry about sir bubbles making it explode in a kiln.

What exactly is the acrylic board? I see that you've said you got it from a hardware store. Is it like a tough plastic material?
Eressea-sama's avatar
Well, the board is hard to describe...
Acrylic boards are very different. there are golored ones and ones clear as glas. These all are very havy because they have a high density. The board I bout is kind of foamed acrylic, that means the top and the bottom are plane, but the board itselfe is lightr ans easy to cut...
Don't know how to describe it better...

Here are some pictures:
This are the many board types you can buy out there: [link] [link]

And this is like what I have used: [link] [link]
On the page where the pictures are from they call it a PVC foamed plastic board. I bought it as acrylic board. So just ask in your local hardwarestore hoiw they call it there ;)
aiedail-guardian's avatar
Oh wow, the type you used is thicker than i thought! Thanks so much for answering my questions! :hug:
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