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11 Sep 2010 - 00:2940414
Need some help/tips to make an Expo friendly sword
Hey guys!
I need some help!
I'm cosplaying Roxy Richter from the Scott Pilgrim series, but I'm not sure if I'm doing a movie version or the comic version.
HOWEVER, I'm looking to make a samurai type of sword that I could carry around with me and pose with for pictures etc.
Something that looks a bit like this: http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/4/47139/1235925-roxy_pilgrim_large.jpg
Of course it will have to fit in with the 1.5m length rule, but any suggests will be much appreciated!
Thanks guys!


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Last edited by ThisIsLisaB (11 Sep 2010 - 00:32)
11 Sep 2010 - 00:4640415
Buy a real sword and say its made out of cardboard? *SHOT*
Sorry >> I actully dont know xD;;


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11 Sep 2010 - 00:4940416
Quote Cheetos:
Buy a real sword and say its made out of cardboard? *SHOT*
Sorry >> I actully dont know xD;;


Somehow, I don't think I would get away with that! XD


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11 Sep 2010 - 03:2940426
re:sword
just buy a bokken and paint it silver. they're replica katanas about 120cm long and made from oak or pine. if you dont want to buy one there are lots of online tutorials on how to mill one with a rotary sander.


11 Sep 2010 - 11:0840434
Bokken wouldn't be Expo-compliant because it's not "lightweight". They do allow wooden weapon but it has to be kept sheathed, so posing with it would be a problem.

You might want to try LARP sites, they do sell replica weapons made out of foam and they look quite good!


11 Sep 2010 - 12:1540437
This is assuming you aren't too fusses on perfect accuracy.
Either make it out of cardboard or use lightweight wood like pine. They don't actualy look that big and wouldn't be too heavy. Or buy a plastic one and paint it.

I had no issue with my 4ft pine excalibur in may, if it does turn out to be wood and it isn't massive, as long as you aren't a prat and wave it around alot of the time it should be fine.


11 Sep 2010 - 14:0140445
I'm having this exact problem - I need a sword for my Saeko Cosplay - Well a bokken to be precise but they aren't expo friendly - I did find this though -> http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blitz-Sport-Foam-Bokken/dp/B001S3498C/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=sports&qid=1284209955&sr=8-7

Apparently it's made of foam! From what I can see in the picture it looks fairly realistic - Can't possibly hurt anyone with a foam sword even if you wanted to =3


11 Sep 2010 - 14:1340447
I made my Hien katana from cardboard and paper mache. I see no reason why you couldn't make that one the same way


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11 Sep 2010 - 16:0440464
Wow, thanks for all the help guys! For now I'll have to see what I can do, but thanks again!


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11 Sep 2010 - 16:1140465
anyone know what the restrictions are for guns... im going as chris redfield and got a hanfgun and shot gun (£1 from poundland so it dont look real).. they are black but have the orange tip thing...

how will i kill zombies if i cnat have me guns


12 Sep 2010 - 17:0340537
Here's a link to the Expo's prop rules: http://www.mcmexpogroup.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=303&t=15249

I'm building a massive rifle for my costume (1.5m exactly), so I can't imagine there will be a problem with smaller toy guns so long as you don't point them as people.


14 Sep 2010 - 10:3640642
Quote Raain:
anyone know what the restrictions are for guns... im going as chris redfield and got a hanfgun and shot gun (£1 from poundland so it dont look real).. they are black but have the orange tip thing...

how will i kill zombies if i cnat have me guns


As long as you keep the orange tip, it should be fine the orange tip lets everyone know it's fake. Don't wave it around on public transport though XD


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14 Sep 2010 - 10:4940643
Quote Freyarule:
As long as you keep the orange tip, it should be fine the orange tip lets everyone know it's fake. Don't wave it around on public transport though XD


This.

Slightly OT, but a while ago there was a thread about prop transport, I think the best advice there was keep it concealed, don't wave it around, and when asked what it is say it is a PROP FOR THEATRICAL USE. If you say "fake weapon" and start going on about Expo or convention people will just get confused but not necessarily let you go.

Edit: this is the thread.



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