sjbonnar
 


Costume :Zack Fair's SOLDIER Sword
Variant :The Sword
Source :Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon 2009


Costume Photos

Other Angle of Elsa with Sword

Elsa with Finished Sword

Finished Article!

Close up of SOLDIER Symbol and whole sword (95% complete)

Sword Reference (used this and MANY others)

Hilt added, covered in masking tape

Blade Done

Card and Tape

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : Just over £30 because of all the paint LMAO
Time Taken : Over 10 hours

Description
This is to go with Elsa's Zack Fair costume, but can also be used with Angeal I suppose! So I might use it to pose for a few photos too LOL

Made from;
Wooden Dowel, Cardboard, Duct Tape, Masking Tape, Craft Foam, Paint, PVA Glue.

If anyone wants me to do a tutorial for this cheap and easy way to make the sword, just let me know but it's not likely ^_^' Most people see Cardboard and run for the hills LMAO

EDIT: Had quite a few requests for tutorials o_O I'm surprised LOL But I'll give it a go!

Comments

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ooooh a prop :P i like it *thumbs up*

by Ikkaku-kun on Monday, 8 December, 2008 - 00:45
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LOL I know it looks kinda crap now, hopefully it'll improve loads and it's the end result that matters LOL Anyway, I'm going off on a tangent LOL what I meant to say was...thanks Wayne ^_^'

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 14 December, 2008 - 23:36
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So awesome XD

by MissColzyChan on Monday, 15 December, 2008 - 11:25
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LOL Not yet but hopefully soon...

by sjbonnar on Monday, 15 December, 2008 - 12:50
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O.o This is all made with cardboard as base?! That's seriously awesome - and I know it'll be even more epic when it's done ^_~

by Skyla on Monday, 15 December, 2008 - 20:08
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LMAO Yeah it's cardboard ^_^' Hopefully it won't fall apart LMAO

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 16 December, 2008 - 13:01
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Seriously, why are you so brilliant? It's not fair lol! Looking good so far!

by AmethystEyes on Tuesday, 16 December, 2008 - 13:44
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^_^' Hehe thank you!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 16 December, 2008 - 22:51
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swords epic >8D whats the insignia made from? O.o

by Ikkaku-kun on Wednesday, 24 December, 2008 - 01:29
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Scraps of Craft Foam I had lying around ^_^'

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 24 December, 2008 - 11:11
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Wow, the sword is incredible! Nice job :D

by Ino on Thursday, 8 January, 2009 - 20:21
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Aww thank you ^_^' It's not as good as my buster sword though I'm afraid!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 8 January, 2009 - 20:23
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This is really cool well done with it :D

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Tuesday, 16 June, 2009 - 00:39
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Thanks very much!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 16 June, 2009 - 22:42
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Awesome sword. Very nicely done.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 29 June, 2009 - 00:06
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It's quite basic, but was REALLY cheap to make LOL

by sjbonnar on Monday, 29 June, 2009 - 16:35
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Ahh your the amazing zack i had a picture with when i was crisis core aerith hehe =] i love this cosplay!

by Zelda on Friday, 27 November, 2009 - 22:35
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LMFAO! NONONO! That's my ex ^_^' She's a girl, I'm a guy LOL

by sjbonnar on Friday, 27 November, 2009 - 23:09
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OHHHH LOOOOL yeah sorry forgot haha >< the costume is really awesome haha my bad XD god now i have gone bright red @__@

by Zelda on Friday, 27 November, 2009 - 23:14
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LOL It's ok.

by sjbonnar on Friday, 27 November, 2009 - 23:27
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It really fits you well. Great job! *glomps from behind*

by cross on Monday, 17 May, 2010 - 09:08
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^I Stand corrected. I mean her. XDD

by cross on Monday, 17 May, 2010 - 09:12
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LMAO That's quite alright ^_^'

by sjbonnar on Monday, 17 May, 2010 - 22:37
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Awesome ^^b

by seawaterwitch on Friday, 8 July, 2011 - 06:44
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Oh no, it wasn't that good but thank you!

by sjbonnar on Friday, 8 July, 2011 - 07:21
 

To-Do List

Cover Sword in Masking TapeHighComplete
Construct from CardboardHighComplete
Paint itHighComplete
Cover entire thing in PVA Glue (smoothness and better base for paint)MediumComplete
Make SOLDIER symbols and add those to both sides of Hilt-GuardMediumComplete
WeatheringLowPlanned

Journal

FINISHED (Posted 23rd December 2008)

Ok, had some major cockups but now it's sorted! The hilt-guard was lop-sided so I cut one part off and reattached other parts and re-wrapped it. It was coated in PVA Glue to give it strength and then it was painted.

Now, it is finished LOL FINALLY!

Made from;

Wooden Dowel, Cardboard, Duct Tape, Masking Tape, Craft Foam, Paint, PVA Glue.