Sketch McDraw

Costume :Genesis Rhapsodos 'Loveless' Rapier
Source :Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011

Costume Photos

Matt as Genesis

Matt as Genesis - Photo by Philip Chan

Matt as Genesis - Photo by Cosplay Portrait





Blade Edge


Hilt End Cap


Loveless Rapier in all its Glory!


Costume Information

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.


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Wow! This one looks simply perfect!

by Sley on Thursday, 30 June, 2011 - 19:27
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This is amazing. It looks so spot on.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 30 June, 2011 - 19:49
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soooo EPIC XD

by nanahara on Thursday, 30 June, 2011 - 20:09
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Your work is incredible!

by sjbonnar on Friday, 1 July, 2011 - 11:56
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The detail on this is awesome! :D

by Kinreal on Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 - 00:46
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I am in awe of your prop making skills, they are all fantasic, but I really love the detail on this since I've always wondered how one would go about making Genesis's Rapier look right. Spectacular job.

by messengercat on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 12:39
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Thank you!
i did have fun making Genesis' Rapier, though i did have difficulty trying to find decent refrence pictures as their are only a few from the ingame cgi scenes and even then they dont really show off all the detail and tend to be abit blurry, so i did guess bits of it lol.

by Sketch McDraw on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 17:36

Stunning work! :D

by Adamoluna on Monday, 5 September, 2011 - 15:55

niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice sword!!! *drool*

by Kyuipo on Wednesday, 14 December, 2011 - 21:45