Like promised, I’m back with all of the awesome prop work I have been doing! Since I’m catching up on posting Travelling to only going to show off the finished products or we would both be here forever, but if there’s anything here you want to find a more detailed look into how it was made, let me know plus I’ll do a tutorial (-ish) post about it! Dont’ often be shy I’m happy to share I’m just lazy omg
First up is this magnificent sword from Final Fairyland XII, the Treaty Blade. When my friend first expected this I was both excited and terrified because this has become the most intricate designs of anything I’d ever attempted in advance of. But I had a plan, and I stuck to it and this can be how it turned out!
The base of the sword is MDF, largely for stability, although that made it a little heavier as compared with I would have preferred. The rest is all foam of various thicknesses that’s been layered and/or dremelled to get the detailed sheets of the blade. There’s a bit of worbla on the end of your hilt where that flower-ish-shaped piece is, and the diamonds are all cast resin.
Needless to say this is one of my favorite factors I’ve made to date… but then again I feel like I say that most of the time lol. But that’s a good thing because it means I’m constantly pushing myself to grow!
Next up is another pair of cutters that I was super excited to work on because it has from an obscure video game that I absolutely love. I’m making reference to the sword and dagger wielded by Kalas around Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and Lost Ocean. The exact bonus is that I’m eventually going to be cosplaying from it me personally when we manage to get our group together, and will be making some more stuff for other members. For now, while, we have these.
Like most of my blades, these are principally MDF, with additional layers of thin plywood in the sword, to add stability without adding much additional weight. Many of the additional layers/details are craft foam, and the extra exactly the knife are worbla. Both of them have actual pure cotton cording wrapped on their handles. It was a pain in the arse to add that detail but it looks really nice.
Next up out there is a commission that I kinda got a long while earlier, though it was in a slightly different form. Originally it was those Genny’s heal staff, from Fire Emblem Echoes. Them still ended up being a heal staff, but it’s Elise’s now, from Fire Emblem Fates. Both are cool atelier so I was happy to make either one, and am pleased about how it turned out. And yes, it lights up!
The sorcery here is that I managed to find a cardboard tube that was the best size and sturdiness to slide a small flashlight on the end of, which is how I made it light like that. I am not great with electronics so I usually try to use prevailing lights for this sort of thing rather than wiring anything myself personally. Unfortunately it does limit what I can do but it makes everyone feel a lot better about the end product that it’s not visiting fall apart or catch fire or anything…
As for products on this one, the main shaft is a wood dowel, by using a cardboard tube at the top. There’s EVA foam around the tv, which was then dremeled to get the gold details around the pole on the end. The “wings” that make up the bulk of the helpful detailing are EVA foam with worbla, and a volume of other details were also done with sculpted worbla scraps just like little claw bits around the glowing end, and the your old watches details on the bottom end of the staff. The glowing section itself is a plastic translucent christmas ornament, and I utilised blue translucent sheets over the light to give it the exact fain blue color. This was definitely had a lot more mixed materials than some of my other projects but I did the most fun using weird stuff in my props ^_^
My last commission this round is actually two, a fresh pair of staves from NieR that are weilded by Devola and Popola. My friends have had their My Hero Academia Cosplay done for a long time, but more recently asked me to make these for them to complete the structure.