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10 Mar 2013 - 15:0998664
Prop Weaponry Quote?
Gah, I feel like I'm spamming the commision forum...

I'm looking at cosplaying a shadowhunter from Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series. I'm looking for someone who could make clear plastic weapons for the Seraph Blades. I need two :3

My budget is between £30-£40 ($50-$60), and it would be great if they could be done by July. Thanks guys



~ rift mage
10 Mar 2013 - 15:2498665
As a past prop commissioner, I would say that you're total wouldn't even cover one blade unfortunately, I would quote £30 for one normal non see through blade, and that doesn't even cover the commissioners time to make said prop.
For clear plastic you would be looking at a quote of over a hundred pound I'm guessing.
Clear plastic can cost quite a fortunate to afford and shape.
Just a heads up that you probably won't get a commission for anything that low in price but could probably work out a lay away if you get any interest.

Good luck with your search.

10 Mar 2013 - 15:4098670
Thanks, trust me, that's really great to know. I've never commissioned before, so my budget was a sort of "let's just put this in and then see how it goes" :L

Thank you so much for the advice!

~ rift mage
11 Mar 2013 - 12:2098762
You're welcome, I'm glad I could advise. I'd feel bad if you sat waiting and not getting a look in ^^;
But yeah, good luck ^w^

11 Mar 2013 - 14:5998769
incidentally i was looking to find someone from prop commissions...any recommendations? x

01 Sep 2013 - 19:23106756
FYI : Crystal Swords for TMI, from the maker
Yes, really, we made the props for the movie.

The swords for the movie were first sculpted in wood and epoxy putty, with several rounds of changes and approval by the designers and director. A few silicone moulds were made, then the props were cast in clear urethane resin. Once out of the mould, the swords were polished with increasingly fine sand paper and finally an automotive buffing compound.

Once the cost of sculpting, moulding, casting and polishing is amortised over a few dozen pieces, each sword (2 handed version) is about $350.00 (Canadian). The dagger version is a touch cheaper only because it uses slightly less material.

No, we cannot sell you a copy, not for any price.

For your budget I would suggest you buy Polycarbonate sheet, bandsaw the shape and sand it down to your satisfaction. Good luck.

02 Sep 2013 - 13:32106774
too low a budget
i agree with the other posts i think your looking at around a 100 pounds probable more if i made it it would be that sort of price for a clear one and to be honest not that cheaper for a non clear one
good luck finding one if no luck drop me a line i can sort you some thing if need be

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