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11 Jan 2010 - 10:0125182
Nietono no Shana Katana help!!
Hi guys, I have almost finished my Shakugan no Shana cosplay but need help with ideas of how to make/find shana's Nietono no Shana katana.



I am only asking because I am hoping to cosplay Shana as my first ever cosplay at a convention/expo so would like to know how I can do this without breaching rules and regulations by bring the real deal haha!

Would really appreciate any ideas and suggestions.

Thanks a bunch
xxx



Last edited by Bambi. (11 Jan 2010 - 10:02)
11 Jan 2010 - 11:4825188
I think making in would b easier in the sense that it's cheaper, won't have to worry about rules, should b faster with that kinda detail maybe 2-2 an a half weeks I think and is way more fun to make it yourself plus u get more
props that way


11 Jan 2010 - 12:5425193
You should be able to make it from either wood or cardboard depending on what you feel you are able to do

I made Hien (C!Syaoran's sword from Tsubasa) entirely from cardboard and paper mache with detailing done with foam. It came pretty good, if a bit weak because I didn't have time to do enough layers of paper mache. I can give a more detailed explaination if you are going to go down that route ^^


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11 Jan 2010 - 13:2225195
Quote Lady Bahamut:
You should be able to make it from either wood or cardboard depending on what you feel you are able to do

I made Hien (C!Syaoran's sword from Tsubasa) entirely from cardboard and paper mache with detailing done with foam. It came pretty good, if a bit weak because I didn't have time to do enough layers of paper mache. I can give a more detailed explaination if you are going to go down that route ^^


Hey thats great thanks alot! Paper Mache sounds pretty good tbh. Im a little worried about the details because I can be a big of a perfectionist with stuff like this If you could PM me an explanation I would really appreciate it

xxxx


11 Jan 2010 - 19:2825200
You should be able to construct one of these with wood if you want a slightly more weighty feel to it but you would require the right tools mainly a jig saw and sander and maybe some others.

I would personally make the blade seperate from the handle, Then slot the two together when finished and glue them together. The slot will just help it hold better. Secondly materials could be Foam Board and the cloth for the fabric parts and you would leave gaps for the bit on the handle.

The part between the handle and blade can't remeber it's name lol would be a foam board base or wood then cut sheet styrene or craft foam and layer it on to make the patterns.

The next bit above that will be a simple cover to hide the join from the blade and that bit that cant remeber name for. this would be foamboard or wood construction.

Now your hilt you would make at first 5 pieces.

Front bit, Back bit, two sides and a bottom piece. Now you can make a long rectangular box. then shape it with a sander if your using wood or a craft knife with foam, Then you can take the pieces apart or before you even stick them together line the inside with a little padding or just some soft fabric. Then put your sword in and add the fabric tie for decoration

Regards
Matt

if you want a crappy plan drawn up let me know might explain a litle better.


11 Jan 2010 - 19:5825203
Quote Venom_Da_Lemon:
You should be able to construct one of these with wood if you want a slightly more weighty feel to it but you would require the right tools mainly a jig saw and sander and maybe some others.

I would personally make the blade seperate from the handle, Then slot the two together when finished and glue them together. The slot will just help it hold better. Secondly materials could be Foam Board and the cloth for the fabric parts and you would leave gaps for the bit on the handle.

The part between the handle and blade can't remeber it's name lol would be a foam board base or wood then cut sheet styrene or craft foam and layer it on to make the patterns.

The next bit above that will be a simple cover to hide the join from the blade and that bit that cant remeber name for. this would be foamboard or wood construction.

Now your hilt you would make at first 5 pieces.

Front bit, Back bit, two sides and a bottom piece. Now you can make a long rectangular box. then shape it with a sander if your using wood or a craft knife with foam, Then you can take the pieces apart or before you even stick them together line the inside with a little padding or just some soft fabric. Then put your sword in and add the fabric tie for decoration

Regards
Matt

if you want a crappy plan drawn up let me know might explain a litle better.


WOW! Thanks haha!

I may need to recruit good ol' pops then haha! I'm tempted to ask for a drawing now just for comedy value I jest of course

Thank you so much for this. I think I'm going to have to think this through and plan how I'm going to time stuff. Working full time sucks

Thank you soooooo much!
xxx


11 Jan 2010 - 20:1025204
You could make the hilt and decorative base of the handle out of black Fimo. You can get it in most craft shops (hobby craft). Just sculpt the main shape into a flat pancake and cut the shape of the hilt out. Then add some thinly rolled spaghetti shaped bits for the raised decoration.

Bake it in the oven, let it cool. You can sand it so it doesn't look too rounded and blobby so you can give it nice sharp corners and surfaces.

Paint it black if it needs it then dry brush it with silver or grey acrylic paint.

I have a Bleach cosplay sword that could easily be converted into the one you are trying to make. Have a look on Tokyotoys.com , they cost upwards of £25 though.

Cheaper to build your own....and more fun! ^-^



Last edited by motokokusanagi86 (11 Jan 2010 - 20:13)
11 Jan 2010 - 20:2025205
Quote motokokusanagi86:
You could make the hilt and decorative base of the handle out of black Fimo. You can get it in most craft shops (hobby craft). Just sculpt the main shape into a flat pancake and cut the shape of the hilt out. Then add some thinly rolled spaghetti shaped bits for the raised decoration.

Bake it in the oven, let it cool. You can sand it so it doesn't look too rounded and blobby so you can give it nice sharp corners and surfaces.

Paint it black if it needs it then dry brush it with silver or grey acrylic paint.

I have a Bleach cosplay sword that could easily be converted into the one you are trying to make. Have a look on Tokyotoys.com , they cost upwards of £25 though.

Cheaper to build your own....and more fun! ^-^


Ooooo yeh I get what you mean? I had to read that like twice over cos I just couldn't visualise it haha! Im just dumb though Thanks alot! xx


11 Jan 2010 - 21:3825227
Quote Bambi.:
Quote Lady Bahamut:
You should be able to make it from either wood or cardboard depending on what you feel you are able to do

I made Hien (C!Syaoran's sword from Tsubasa) entirely from cardboard and paper mache with detailing done with foam. It came pretty good, if a bit weak because I didn't have time to do enough layers of paper mache. I can give a more detailed explaination if you are going to go down that route ^^


Hey thats great thanks alot! Paper Mache sounds pretty good tbh. Im a little worried about the details because I can be a big of a perfectionist with stuff like this If you could PM me an explanation I would really appreciate it

xxxx


I have PM-ed you about it I hope it's helpful!


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11 Jan 2010 - 21:5025229
Quote Lady Bahamut:
Quote Bambi.:
Quote Lady Bahamut:
You should be able to make it from either wood or cardboard depending on what you feel you are able to do

I made Hien (C!Syaoran's sword from Tsubasa) entirely from cardboard and paper mache with detailing done with foam. It came pretty good, if a bit weak because I didn't have time to do enough layers of paper mache. I can give a more detailed explaination if you are going to go down that route ^^


Hey thats great thanks alot! Paper Mache sounds pretty good tbh. Im a little worried about the details because I can be a big of a perfectionist with stuff like this If you could PM me an explanation I would really appreciate it

xxxx


I have PM-ed you about it I hope it's helpful!


hehe thanks just replied Big help thanks! xxx


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