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Katarina (LoL) Sword Making Tutorial Part 1

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This is my first time making swords and I think they turned out quite nicely :)
I want to share my tutorial to help fellow cosplayers if they ever need it ^_^
Feel free to ask questions~ (preferably on my facebook page)
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there are grooves cut into the 2 sides
Rin-Lin's avatar
I've used the insulation foam from home depot for something similar, but how did you get the wooden rod in? Did you drill a hole or something because any time I've tried sticking something into foam board it barley budges lol 
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I cut grooves into the pieces before sandwiching them and gluing the two pieces together.
The grooves should be half the diameter of the rod deep and look like a semicircle from the side. For me, I made them go like 3 inches into the blade.
Rin-Lin's avatar
Oh cool! Thanks for letting me know : ) how thick is it? I think the foam I got might be thick enough but I'm not sure.
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1/2 inch thick so that makes the final sword 1 inch thick.
Anti-Shoujo's avatar
Omg this is amazing. I wanted to ask about where you got the foam board? o.o
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Thanks!
I got it from Curry's, but you can also use insulation foam (the purple one) from Home Depot :)
Yanifh's avatar
Why do you use foam and craft board? And not just one?
Thanks for this btw (:
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i used 1/2 inch thick foam board for the main sword because it's nice and sturdy and wont loose its shape
the craft foam is for the details because it's thin and easy to cut and shape
Yanifh's avatar
Soooo... craft board to the front? Thank you for awnsering (:
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yeah almost everything is made of foam board
the craft foam is more like an optional decoration

no problem!
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Thank you :DDD
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its a dagger.
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dagger is a fighting weapon with a very sharp point designed or capable of being used as a thrusting or stabbing weapon.
Kata's swords are for slicing, not stabbing or thrusting. TYVM.
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