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Sasha at Hyper Japan, swords crossed

Sasha

Attack on Titan

(AKA Potato girl!)

At Hyper Japan

Nov 2017

 

Really good fun making the swords and box weapons for this cosplay as I developed prop-making skills

 

 

Sasha at Hyper Japan, swords down

 Kit List:

  • Beige shirt
  • Beige trousers
  • Brown jacket with emblem
  • Brown belts and straps
  • Brown wrap skirt
  • Brown boots
  • Swords
  • Box weapons
  • Potato!
Sasha Design Board
Costume and weapons
Jacket and weapons
Cosplay and Costumes, Cosplays, How-to-guides, Sasha (Attack on Titan)

How-to-guide: Making the swords

Stage 1: Draw the shape of the handle on a plank of wood

Stage 2: Cut out the handle

  • Clamp the plank onto a work bench (ensure its secure)
  • Use a drill to make a hole where the finger grip holds will be
  • Use a hand-held jigsaw to cut out the handle
  • *Safety warning: always have proper safety equipment, training and supervision when using tools)

Stage 3: Papier-mâché (using PVA glue and tissue paper) and paint the swords silver, then draw on design

Stage 4: Use bandages to create the handle and paint brown

 

Stage 1: Draw the shape of the handle on a plank of wood
Stage 2: Cut out the handle
Stage 3: Papier-mâché and paint the swords
Finished swords

How-to-guide: Making the box weapons

Stage 1: Cut out slits on front and back

  • Measure and mark where the slits will go
  • Put a piece of scrap wood underneath the cardboard to protect your table
  • Carefully use a craft knife to cut out the slits
  • *Safety warning: always have proper safety equipment, training and supervision when using tools)
  • Use masking tape and cardboard to reinforce the structure

Stage 2: Make tubes for the top

  • Cut a plastic ball in half, fill and attach to each end of a kitchen roll tube

Stage 3: Paint everything silver

Stage 4: Use Duct-tape to attach the tube to the boxes

Stage 5: Make brown straps and attach to the inside on the box, so you can attach it to your leg

  • I edited and re-used straps from an old bag
Stage 1: Cut out slits on front and back
Stage 2: Make tubes for the top
Stage 3-5: Paint silver, assemble with duct-tape and attach brown leg strap
Finished box weapons!