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15 Mar 2012 - 16:0380823
Making a Katana/Longsword?
I want to make A sword for my Shana cosplay

http://cosplayisland.com/costume/view/53414

But I dont have access to any woodworking tools, or know how to use them. I dont know anyone who does eather. lol
I dont want to buy a fake Katana online, I would rather make it for my own satisfaction '
So is there any way I could make one? and if so, how?


15 Mar 2012 - 16:2780825
You have to be very very careful with what you make your prop out of, as they may not be classed as con safe and therefore removed from you, or you have to put it away, so for that reason I wouldn't advise wood for any reason, unless it's balsa and that snaps easily.

However I can recommend the cardboard katana method as seen here by Featherweight, who is well known and sought out for commissioning props. He likes to share his methods though, which is good for us!: http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=76828


15 Mar 2012 - 17:2280831
I was just having this dilemma m'self! Thanks for the link to that, Angel! 8D


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15 Mar 2012 - 17:4680836
Great link, thankyou very much, very helpful ^^


15 Mar 2012 - 17:5380838
No problem at all - Happy to help


15 Mar 2012 - 19:2680849
You could also use foam (and some other materials) to make one like in Tab's tutorial


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