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Genesis' Rapier Walkthrough

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A lot of people have been asking me how I made my Rapier. At first I didn't really want to explain because it took a very long time and a lot of effort to make and I didn't want others to be able to copy it easily. It's been a while since I made it though, and I think I'm going to retire my Genesis costume anyway since I was never really satisfied with that costume.

I didn't make every little detail clear in this, and it's not an exact step-by-step guide of what to do, but it should be enough to make your own with a bit of creativity.

And again, there are other ways to do this as well! These materials were just the most convenient for me when I was figuring out how to make this every little step of the way.





References:
Chioky's swordmaking guides: [link]
Chioky's drawing of the hilt: [link]



Genesis Rhapsodos and his Rapier are from a game called Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core and belong to Square Enix.
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MOCKINGSCOPEHobbyist Traditional Artist
mind if i post this on Pinterest? If its not there already :D
DJka's avatar
Very nice! :heart:
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TeiRavenHobbyist General Artist
faving this! it'll be very very helpful! thanks so much for sharing ^_^
samhawkeye's avatar
You're welcome! :)
miccostumes's avatar
wonderful tutorial sam4uk, i have add this tutorial in our final fantasy cosplay tutorials list at [link] work from you!!
samhawkeye's avatar
Thank you! :D
N-Hyuman80's avatar
Leave's a very small bit to be desired. Great job ^^
Melodious-Muse's avatar
This is awesome :meow:
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Glaurung-IIHobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :clap:
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Glaurung-IIHobbyist General Artist
:hug:
NoBuddy-else's avatar
You kidding, huh? Your Genesis costume is beautiful.
And pssst, what's with the II/III class one? Any news?
samhawkeye's avatar
Not entirely kidding.. I don't like my coat!
:blush: I kinda forgot about those... Haven't done anything costumey the past couple of months, only adding costumes to my to do list. XD Yeah, I guess I'll still do a 2nd class one! Then I can still use my sword for photos. ;)
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Well, I still love your coat, at least the color fits PERFECTLY to Genesis', not like many other Genesis coat I saw.
And besides, that coat of yours already made history here on dA AND at many conventions you went to. :D That sure means something!!
samhawkeye's avatar
That's true! But it's pretty much only the colour and the sleeves that are accurate.. Still, might make a new one if I can find the right material. ;)
NoBuddy-else's avatar
Well, if that happens, then by all means, do it! But I'm afraid nothing can replace the genuine leather as a material in such cases. And genuine leather must be quite expensive. :no:
samhawkeye's avatar
True true, that's why I haven't found a suitable material yet! =P
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Mommy-SilverHobbyist Writer
splendid! just splendid ^^
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