Dani Moonstar’s Sword in progress, designend by the amazing Zach Fischer Comics & Illustration!
As promised, here a complete step my step mini tutorial of the sword I’ve finished only yesterday! The construction cost me around 20 hours plus 8 hours for painting.
The base was a combination of two pvc pipes (different thicknesses, which can be easily slided together), balsa wood and EVA foam. Balsa wood and EVA foam are very lightweight and easy to carve with a dremel, so they are some of my favorite materials for a prop base. Since they are pretty breakable however, it was necessary to cover them with Worbla to make them more durable and solid. Also the whole sword can be separated in two pieces so it’s easier to transport it. To connect both pieces I’ve just made hole throw both pvc pieces and fixed them then with a screw.
I also wanted to light up my gemstones, so I’ve left some space for a 9V battery in the bottom part and then connected 12 3V LEDs with a simple circuit (three LEDs in serial, connected then in 4 group parallel). You’ll find a tutorial for the LED gemstones here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pszN08KCNUc
Then the whole circuit is connected with some tiny plugs between top and bottom. So hide the battery, screw and cables I also added some detachable pieces which are fixed with velcro to the sword. Not the best solution and I guess I’ll replace the velcro with magnets later.
At the end the sword was primed with around 6 layers of wood glue and then painted with acrylics by hand.
And yeah, that’s pretty much all! Hope this help you with your own projects!
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Dark Valkyrie Diana - League of Legends
Hope you’ll like this little progress collage of my Diana costume! It was totally fun to bring her to life! Also if you also like to learn how to create such costumes, just check out my PDF books for 5$!
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Norn costume progress and the final result in only ten photos, ha ha!
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Sexy Dovahkiin (Deadric custom mod) - Skyrim
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PRINT VERSION OF MY COSPLAY PAINTING BOOK IS PUBLISHED!
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Crusader Cosplay - Diablo III
DON’T MAKE ME ANGRY IN THIS COSTUME!
50% done so far, 50% of work left and I’ve spent already over 500 hours of work on this project.
Crusader - Diablo III - Progress
Just love this project! It took me now over 100 hours to create these armor parts, but every single minute was worth it. It’s will be super uncomfortable, heavy and just way to big for any doors, but I just keep ignoring the fact that I have to wear it one day. Instead of I just enjoy the making process. :)
Find the rest of the progress on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/kamuicos
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Material is Worbla, which you can buy in Europe here: http://www.mycostumes.de
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