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Cruddy guide for cosplay sword by rubyd Cruddy guide for cosplay sword by rubyd
Hey! One more since I'm on the subject of cosplay crafts. Another guide/tutorial thing.

This is how I made a sword. To be honest, I wasn't planning to make the full sword, I was only going to make a size-reference for a friend who I previously wanted to commission me a decent cosplay sword...but kept going and finished it. D:

It's real rough here, but if I ever did a second one it'd probably be 10x cleaner.

Series is Yami no Matsuei/Descendants of Darkness (manga)
Character is the Shikigami Suzaku in her human form.
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DraggyGirl Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Photographer
Foud this at Cosplaytutorial.com, it's realy helpfullm thank you for this tut!! :D
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shroomsky Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
This is pretty helpful, thanks!
How much did it weigh?
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strangeanimal08 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My goodness, you make it look easy. I'll have to give it a try. I have no delusions of my attempt turning out as good as yours.
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Apple-Fruit Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
You did a good job on the handle all shiney and such!
I'm curious, though, they made a manga of that series?
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Envy4hearts Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
THANK YOU FOR THIS!!!^^ love you!!! woohoo!!!!!!!XD
now i dont have to use my money on buying the sword itself!!!
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EndlessDestiny Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
I've been trying to figure out how to make a cosplay sword and it's been driving me nuts. This is pretty helpful actually. How much did yours end up weighing? (light? heavy? medium?)
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lyncan26 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
details pliss
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lyncan26 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
details pliss
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Blearus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
cool ^^ me encanto esta serie ^^
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:iconindy-chan:
Indy-chan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
It's great looking and the TUT really helpful!
Since I was planning of cosplaying Suzaku, some time (in the FAR future...), too, I may be coming back to it.
Thank you very very much!
And I hope you had a lot of fans there whenever you were wearing that cosplay with such a great sword!
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AquaMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for making this tutorial ! now i know how to start making Beatrix's "Save the Queen"
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WolflingShadow Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Student Writer
I'm planning on using your tips to make a Brotherhood from FFX. If you don't mInd >.<

I think I'm going to cover the whole blade part with blue glitter nail polish. I'll have to buy a lot, but I think It'll turn out nice. ^^
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rubyd Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Hey, good luck!! I'd love to see it if it turns out! :)
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WolflingShadow Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Student Writer
I would XD but I think I've changed my mind (again) about doing that cosplay. For my first one, it would be a little bit difficult. >.<
I think I'm going as a Guado instead.
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ai-no-tsubasa Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, Nail Polish! I think it could work! Need to tryy~
Thanks for this sweet guide, I had many ideas! ♥
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deviouspianistVIII Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
This'll be useful, cos I gotta make a Way to the Dawn for my cosplay plans :|
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deviouspianistVIII Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
This is so freaking awesome!
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chibifiedkitsunes Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
Thanks for sharing!! I'll probably use this tutorial to make mine too! :)
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Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Yeah, this would be handy, I have all of that stuff(minus model magic) in my house right now.
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freakwithashoe Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Thank you very much ^^ This will definitely come in handy.
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kiyomisa Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice. and thanks for putting it up. I love making props for cosplay, but like you said, most cosplayers keep their techniques secret. Me, I like to brag ^-^. And I like to learn, so thanks again.
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Quinchilla Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
whew, that looks like alot of work D8
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Punkstock Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
that's genius!!!
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KaminaRhea Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Eee~! Nice Suzaku sword 8D
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Serendipity-Passion Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Oooh thanks so much for this! It's really quite helpful! And considering I just came back from a con and saw a lot of great weapons :D Yours turned out awesome though!!!
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Destinyknights Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
Awsome! That came out extremely well. I might suggest to try playng with styrene or insulation foam. If you coat the foam with resin you get an amazing effect. Great job :)
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K-Shinju88 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impressive work! :clap:
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surrounded-darkness Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
This helps a lot! Thanks for the info! And nice job on the sword.
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mizuu-chan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
My mental reaction to the hilt was like "holy shit that's craft foam and model magic?" Those are amazing results.
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sheenaduquette Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Professional Filmographer
How did you make the ribbon look like that... did you braid it over, or..?
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rubyd Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
I found a braiding guide for Yuna's pony tail ( [link] ) and altered it a little. The guide had 4 things of ribbon, but to cover the entire area for the handle I jused 8 separate strips of ribbon (not very long).
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rikus-nobody Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question. How did you do the braiding on the handle?
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:iconrubyd:
rubyd Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
I found a braiding guide for Yuna's pony tail ( [link] ) and altered it a little. The guide had 4 things of ribbon, but to cover the entire area for the handle I jused 8 separate strips of ribbon (not very long).
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rikus-nobody Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I used that tutorial! it works rather nicely. Okay, I get it now. Thanks!
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KataChan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Hey you're that person on /cgl.
I wondered what happened to your sword, nice to see it finished. :)
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:iconrubyd:
rubyd Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Yeah, I posted progress pics up for advice... thanks!
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Burossamu-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
O_O That's very helpful.
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arourallis Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Wow, I just read that chapter of YnM yesterday! I love human Touda...
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xPRETTYNOTHINGS Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
This looks great! Coincidently I just started reading that manga today, lol strange.
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GetYourGrip Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
damn, good job!
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