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01 Aug 2011 - 17:5664987
Silence Glaive help? (How to make + Height) Edited
Heya all, i have nearly finished my sailor saturn cosplay but one of the main things i am missing is the glaive And i have no idea how to start it off.


Does anyone have any tutorials or step by step guides? And any suggestions on what materials to use?




Thank you!

Also, there is a hight issue. I am making this for the MCM london expo next year so i have plenty of time. I am not sure about the maximum hight. Anyone know?

Also, if the glave needs to go over that hight, would it be useful to somehow make the staff base into three peices so i can add the third peice in when taking photos?

(If so, any ideas how to do this?)

Thank you


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Last edited by Naygoesmoo (08 Sep 2011 - 15:00)
01 Aug 2011 - 19:2765000
My glaive I got commissioned however I know roughly how t was made.

Its a giant pole (or a wooden broom handle) cut to size then half kite shapes glued on to the bottom of the pole then black insulate tape was used.

The top is a piece of wood cut to the glaive's shape and wrapped in a metallic tape (I would paint this for a more realist effect) then air drying clay or air fimo was used to make the detail up the top, this was painted by myself silver. Pictures of the Glaive should be in my finished costume list.
http://cosplayisland.com/costume/view/7662

If you want any close ups of the glaive I am more than happy to take a few for you.
Hope this helps.

Limegreenjelly x



Last edited by Combustible Lime (01 Aug 2011 - 19:28)
01 Aug 2011 - 21:0765025
Quote limegreenjelly:
My glaive I got commissioned however I know roughly how t was made.

Its a giant pole (or a wooden broom handle) cut to size then half kite shapes glued on to the bottom of the pole then black insulate tape was used.

The top is a piece of wood cut to the glaive's shape and wrapped in a metallic tape (I would paint this for a more realist effect) then air drying clay or air fimo was used to make the detail up the top, this was painted by myself silver. Pictures of the Glaive should be in my finished costume list.
http://cosplayisland.com/costume/view/7662

If you want any close ups of the glaive I am more than happy to take a few for you.
Hope this helps.

Limegreenjelly x


Thank you soo much! This will help me alot! *hugs*
I just need to get hold of some air drying clay, but that shouldn't be too hard!

You make a awesome saturn! I love your cosplay. I am doing the musical version of saturn, but the glaives are the same so some close up pictures would be very helpful hun! Thank you!

~Drac


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01 Aug 2011 - 21:2865028
What she said!

Don't try to use anything other than wood or really stiff cardboard for the blade part, it would flail badly otherwise. If you're feeling creative yoy could use polystyrene sheets cut to shape and sanded into the correct contours to give it more depth. You can fiberglass or papier mache it afterwards for a smoother finish


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02 Aug 2011 - 10:1365066
Quote Draconika:
Quote limegreenjelly:
My glaive I got commissioned however I know roughly how t was made.

Its a giant pole (or a wooden broom handle) cut to size then half kite shapes glued on to the bottom of the pole then black insulate tape was used.

The top is a piece of wood cut to the glaive's shape and wrapped in a metallic tape (I would paint this for a more realist effect) then air drying clay or air fimo was used to make the detail up the top, this was painted by myself silver. Pictures of the Glaive should be in my finished costume list.
http://cosplayisland.com/costume/view/7662

If you want any close ups of the glaive I am more than happy to take a few for you.
Hope this helps.

Limegreenjelly x


Thank you soo much! This will help me alot! *hugs*
I just need to get hold of some air drying clay, but that shouldn't be too hard!

You make a awesome saturn! I love your cosplay. I am doing the musical version of saturn, but the glaives are the same so some close up pictures would be very helpful hun! Thank you!

~Drac


Thank you she is one of my favourite costumes and have manage to wear her the once XD I will get some photos at some point today as it's in the attic Air drying clay you can get at hobbycraft, the works, and all art shops. Air fimo can be brought online as well as crayola model magic (same sort of product). It's easy to mould, light and once dry after 24 hours or so can be painted and varnished on ^^


08 Sep 2011 - 15:0068980
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08 Sep 2011 - 16:0968993
If you want it in three parts the best solution is to find an extendable pole or a pole that you can screw and unscrew, a old pool cue would would just cut the bit that its gets smaller off.

Or find an extenable broom handle, like I said before mine is around 6ft and it was find all around Expo, if you want to take it to a convention, just take it to ops, and retrieve it for photos, they normally say whether its OK or not

Hope this helps again, I will remember photos this time round as I have actually pulled it from the loft last night after a massive sort out of university gear.

Limegreenjelly x


08 Sep 2011 - 16:2468994
Pictures for you for reference (Sorry for the huge size)







Hope these help aswell the middle one is of the fins at the bottom and the point at the bottom, there is a few things I want to change to it in the future. I just didn't know how to do props when I got this commissioned a while back, my first major prop I think it is.

limegreenjelly



Last edited by Combustible Lime (08 Sep 2011 - 16:24)
08 Sep 2011 - 19:1269037
Quote limegreenjelly:
Pictures for you for reference (Sorry for the huge size)







Hope these help aswell the middle one is of the fins at the bottom and the point at the bottom, there is a few things I want to change to it in the future. I just didn't know how to do props when I got this commissioned a while back, my first major prop I think it is.

limegreenjelly


Thank you so much! These help alot hun!! <3 *glomps and hails for the awesom pictures*


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