|Cost :||About £30|
|Awards :||Helped win 'Best Group Cosplay' at the Asahi Brighton Japan Festivial 2011|
|Time Taken :||1 and a Half Months|
|Me and some friends from the facbook group 'Final Fantasy Round-Up' decided to get a Crisis Core team together for the May MCM Expo.|
I managed to convince my friend to go as Genesis and decided to make the sword for him as his talents lay in costumes and not in props.
I made it from a long stick with the blade made from foam card covered in paper machae then painted.
The hilt is made up from 10 different pieces of wood, while the hand guard is made from 4 different pieces of wood with foam card for the main detail.
It was all cut out and shaped using the Ban Saw/Mitre Saw, Orbital Disc Sander, Bobbin Sander and also sanded by hand.
The detail and gems were all made using Milliput.
The handle endcap was made from a bit of wood cut and sanded down into shape and then used a load of Milliput to give it body/shape and glued into place.
I used cheap black pleather for the binding on the handle.