Genesis Rhapsodos 'Loveless' Rapier - Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core


London MCM Expo May 2011

Helped win 'Best Group Cosplay' at the Asahi Brighton Japan Festivial 2011

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Me and some friends from the facbook group 'Final Fantasy Round-Up' decided to get a Crisis Core team together for the May MCM Expo.
I managed to convince my friend to go as Genesis and decided to make the sword for him as his talents lay in costumes and not in props.

I made it from a long stick with the blade made from foam card covered in paper machae then painted.
The hilt is made up from 10 different pieces of wood, while the hand guard is made from 4 different pieces of wood with foam card for the main detail.
It was all cut out and shaped using the Ban Saw/Mitre Saw, Orbital Disc Sander, Bobbin Sander and also sanded by hand.
The detail and gems were all made using Milliput.
The handle endcap was made from a bit of wood cut and sanded down into shape and then used a load of Milliput to give it body/shape and glued into place.
I used cheap black pleather for the binding on the handle.

Sley posted on 30 June, 2011 - 19:27
Wow! This one looks simply perfect!

Sephirayne posted on 30 June, 2011 - 19:49
This is amazing. It looks so spot on.

nanahara posted on 30 June, 2011 - 20:09
soooo EPIC XD

sjbonnar posted on 1 July, 2011 - 11:56
Your work is incredible!

Kinreal posted on 9 August, 2011 - 00:46
The detail on this is awesome! :D

Anonymous posted on 15 August, 2011 - 12:39
I am in awe of your prop making skills, they are all fantasic, but I really love the detail on this since I've always wondered how one would go about making Genesis's Rapier look right. Spectacular job.

Sketch McDraw posted on 15 August, 2011 - 17:36
Thank you! i did have fun making Genesis' Rapier, though i did have difficulty trying to find decent refrence pictures as their are only a few from the ingame cgi scenes and even then they dont really show off all the detail and tend to be abit blurry, so i did guess bits of it lol.

Adamoluna posted on 5 September, 2011 - 15:55
Stunning work! :D

Kyuipo posted on 14 December, 2011 - 21:45
niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice sword!!! *drool*

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