Flashback! To when I finally finished sewing my Steven Universe Connie cosplay and my boyfriend and I literally had about a week to till Anime North 2017 to finish both Steven's Sheild and Rose's Sword.
It was our first time using EVA Foam for the cosplay and honestly if my boyfriend didn't step in to take over I was probably going to end up with a sub par prop? We were having dremel issues since I learned you (obviously) can't use hot glue to keep your pieces together and then attempt to dremel the edges down. The heat from the dremel ends up heating up your glue. D: WHICH IS WHY COSPLAYERS USE CONTACT CEMENT! (Lesson Learned) Our 2nd mistake was that rather than use wood filler to coat the craft foam after doing a layer of paper mache, my boyfriend used DRYWALL FILLER.
It did the same thing, it still sanded down nicely, but HOLY SHIT. You don't understand how fucking heavy this prop ended up being, and I had to carry it around for two days at the con! I had bruises from where I had it leaning on my shoulder, and I swear a developed muscles in the one arm all weekend.
Anyway, after my boi finished the contruction I basically did all the painting which I was real proud of! I think this is my favourite prop made thus far!! Will post pics of the sheild soon!! #conniecosplay#rosequartzsword#StevenUniverseCosplay#stevenuniverse#conniemaheswaran#blackcosplayerhere#poccosplayer#cosplayprops#cosplaysword#bustersword#an2017#AnimeNorth2017#AnimeNorth
Just want to give an update on what I worked on over the weekend have some foam pieces glued to the Titan helmet admittedly it kind of looks like something a warlock would wear LOL, it's still a work in progress. Also going to need to remake the foam sword. At midnight last night someone rang our doorbell and I was going to check it out in the dark and didn't realized it fell over and stepped on it breaking the dowel rod that was supporting the whole structure whoops. #cosplay#cosplayer#cosplaysword#coaplaywip#destinycosplay#destinytitan#destiny#destiny2
The Making of Dragonfang Part 2
Warning..perspex/plexiglass is not for the light hearted...😄😄😄😄 Although I succeeded in cutting the desired shape the 2nd time around. It still cracked at strategic places. It's a very tricky and delicate material to work with.😨😵😟😧😦😓😖😭😫 So after mourning the destruction of my perspex sheet I proceeded to Plan B. Use wood. Went to the laminated flooring shop to get a panel & the shop assistant gave me one for free even after insisting on paying for it. He was like nah..I want to see the final result. Now if that is not a sign from the Universe to keep going I don't know what is. Many thanks to the shop assistant. 🍀
This time I'll have a chance to improve the pattern to make cutting easier.
The Making of Dragonfang continues.. 7 days left.
“Feel the suns glory ☀️ “
I have finished Leona’s sword 😻 First, I got the swords model printed out. I cut out two evas in the same shape. I put bali on a side two evas . I put the metal stick between the two and put them together. I used craft knife, dremel and heat gun to give shape ❤️ And I made a flawless and steady sword 🌸
“Feel the suns glory ☀️” Yehu Leona kılıcını tamamlamış olduum 😻 Öncelikle özalitçide kılıcın kalıbını çıkardım.Çıkardığım kalıptan 2 tane evadan kestim. Baliyi iki evanın bir tarafına sürdüm.Aldığım metal vidalı inşaat çubuğunu ikisinin arasına koydum ve balili tarafları birleştirdim.Şekil vermek için ise maket bıçağı,dremel ve ısı tabancası kullandıım ❤️ Böylece sağlam ve pürüzsüz bir kılıç elde etmiş olduum 🌸