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Sango's hiraikotsu (boomerang thing) What am I getting myself into

#1 User is offline   linlindesu 

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 12:07 AM

Already planning for next year. I REALLY want to cosplay Sango from Inuyasha.
I really want that hiraikotsu too.
I know I could use insulation foam and foam cutter but I'm worried about how well the paint will work/ cover the annoying print on the foam
Any other methods to make it ?
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:17 AM

i use foam all the time
to paint it i coat it in thin slurries of plaster of paris

here is me using it on a prop

i do suggest to put a 1/8in. sheet of mdf to support the foam form snaping
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 03:12 PM

Boomerrang thing seems to be a popular name... If u do, we should take a photo together. koga vs sango.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 12:12 AM

Of course you'd answer this Knives xD Thanks for the tips , I will keep them in mind when I start making it in a couple months.

Sure thing Kasin, if I'm not running around like a crazy lady next year I'd love to.
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 11:11 AM

My one friend did Sango 5+ years ago and she Paper Mache'ed it. It looked really professional, but GOD was that thing HEAVY! For easy carrying, I'd say begin with a piece of cardboard in the shape of the weapon, and slowly cover it in expanding foam. Then, carve the correct shape (adding more foam if you get an area too hollow), sand it, and paint it :)

If you want something even lighter, you could layer typical craft foam, carve, sand. But, I'm thinking you'd have to make a fabric casing for it cause I'm pretty sure the paint would eat up the foam.

My vote goes to Expanding foam :)
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 10:11 PM

for inside $40
you can get a 4'x8' sheet of foam 1" thick
a 4'x4' sheet of mdf 1/8" think
a handle
some fabric
hand full of glue sticks
a large bottle of brown acyclic paint
and a can of isolation 78 spray adhesive
(edit) oh and a brush or 2

cut the sheets the 4'x4' (or 4'x2' if ya dont have a hatchback only a 2 or 4 door car to get it home)
cut the boomerang shape out
(twice from the foam sheet and once from the mdf)
sandwich the mdf between the foam
and sand/round the edges (thats all for finishing the foam as it is a weapon and would be worn around the edges irl)
screw the handle to the mdf through the foam
paint the thing
and hot glue the fabric to the boomerang hiding the handle under it
done

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