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Syaoran sword tutorial by rempage Syaoran sword tutorial by rempage
The following is a little tutorial on how I made my sword for my Syaoran costume from Tsubasa: Resevoir Chronicle.

A few tips that I will tell you that I learned during my experience while making this prop (which was probably only my second sword prop ever):

- Make a pattern. You'd think that I would've realized this since I've been making them for my costumes since about 2000! This would have made the WHOLE process significantly easier, especially when it came to adding the polystyrene.

- Although I do not know 100% for certain, I have read a few things that have said using a low-temp glue gun is better for foam. In making this prop, I did notice that the high-temp glue gun that I have DID melt the foam slightly (though not enough to warp it). So, if you have better knowledge when it comes to glue guns...please let me know! XD I am (apparently) clueless!

- I think that I should have sanded down the areas where the glue was a little excessive. It would have just looked a little more "clean".

- I live in Washington so it's pretty temperate. So if you live in a significantly warmer climate, then I wouldn't suggest using hot glue for your project. It melts in extreme heat, so your project could potentially fall apart! You can probably find a craft glue equivelent.

Any comments, thoughts, or suggestions would be appreciated. This is my first tutorial XD
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cherimoon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How strong would this sword be? I don't want to carry it around conventions for fear of it break. >.>
rempage Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's pretty sturdy and it's REALLY light, since it's just made with insulation foam and plastic sheeting.
JEAikman Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is really interesting
rempage Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I was really impressed with how it came out overall
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