Sketch McDraw

Costume :Bustersword
Variant :Original Version
Source :Final Fantasy VII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011

Costume Photos

Size Comparison

Blade Detail

Handle End Cap

Hilt Detail

Blade Detail

Full View

Finished Sword

Painting Begins!

Full Body

Inside the sword

Materia Slots

Wooden 'L' Shaped Frame


Costume Information

Cost : about £60
Time Taken : 1 month

I made this for my Dissidia version Cloud Strife for the London October MCM Expo 2011.
I made it pretty much the same way as i made my previous Crisis Core Bustersword, but i used a thinner piece of pine wood for back of the blade and different plumbing attachments for the materia slots as i felt they added more depth to the overall look and detail of the sword as they looked kinda like cogs and and mirrored the feel of Clouds Gauntlet and pauldron.
As i knew what i was doing this time around i made the sword alot more lighter by using thinner/lighter types of wood and used strips of foam card inside the blade to give it structure and and to make it alot more sturdier and less likely to crush inwards if anything where to happen to it.


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Swords looking great! Great Technique!

by Kata-san on Saturday, 3 September, 2011 - 01:36
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You done this sort of thing befor ! Really nice work !

by Tedward on Saturday, 3 September, 2011 - 10:01
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Looking Awesome!! can't wait to see it finished ^^

by KawaiiKira on Saturday, 3 September, 2011 - 13:24
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JIZZ! =D! Looking Awesome Cosband.. You put my weaponwork to SHAME!

by Manticore on Monday, 12 September, 2011 - 00:39
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Your sword is amazing. Great work!

by Elle on Wednesday, 14 September, 2011 - 09:56
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That looks so epic!~ x3

by Raine on Wednesday, 5 October, 2011 - 00:26
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Looks amazing :D

by RelentlessKay on Wednesday, 5 October, 2011 - 09:39
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That's one hell of a sword, well done!

by aliceburgundy on Thursday, 6 October, 2011 - 02:45
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Looking very epic. Can't wait to see.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 14 October, 2011 - 20:26
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i wannnnnt!!!!!! :D

by J-Po on Friday, 14 October, 2011 - 20:27
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by NuFenix on Friday, 14 October, 2011 - 21:13
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J-Po: if your lucky enough i'll let you hold it at expo :p lol

by Sketch McDraw on Saturday, 15 October, 2011 - 01:47