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How to make a Cosplay Sword 1 by Eressea-sama How to make a Cosplay Sword 1 by Eressea-sama
"How to make a Cosplay Sword Part 1"

I promised to do that:

A tutorial for making a sword like my master sword or the new red one, "Yug Verund" for my Prince Valdrigue Cosplay.

I know, most of you would have liked to see the tutorial done step by step with pictre of my Master Sword, but I have none. So this will have to do: the pictures of the WIP from "Yug Verund".

Acrylic Board:
I found out, that this stuff is called Forex Foam Bord ... it seems that the people from my craftstore did not know that ;)

This is the first part, the other(s) will follow soon! ^_^

Part 2 Part 3
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:iconeressea-sama:
Eressea-sama Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot! ;)
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DESzklarski Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
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ArtNinja101 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello! this is amazing and I cant wait to make my first cosplay sword ^^
I was wondering tho, how thick should the board be? 1 mm or 2mm?
Thanks!!
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:iconeressea-sama:
Eressea-sama Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well, my board was about 5mm. ;)
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ArtNinja101 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello! this is amazing and I cant wait to make my first cosplay sword ^^
I was wondering tho, how thick should the board be? 1 mm or 2mm?
Thanks!!
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CharloteStraw Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really useful, thank you a lot!
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:iconeressea-sama:
Eressea-sama Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
NP! Glad U can use it! ^_^
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:icondiboops:
Diboops Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Wow good job ! This looks good :D Do you think it can work with a wood board instead of an acrylic board ?
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:iconeressea-sama:
Eressea-sama Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Of course! It will bee much cheaper, but also havyer... but I thing for a Sword this size it wouldn't make so much differnece... ;)
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Diboops Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Thank you very much :D
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:iconeressea-sama:
Eressea-sama Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No Prboblem! ^_^
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drawingforsoup Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What size of foam board do you buy for one sword?
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:iconeressea-sama:
Eressea-sama Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, it depends on what size the Sword should have. For Yug Verund (the red sword in the tutorial) e.g. I bought a pice that was 100cm x 35cm.
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:iconeressea-sama:
Eressea-sama Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Uhm... It dependts on how large the sword is... For Yug Verund (the red sword in the tutorial) I buyed a pice 100m long and 35cm whide
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Enbi-to-Miruku Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Would this be strong enough for me to pose with it in positions that put lots of weight on it?
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:iconeressea-sama:
Eressea-sama Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
uhm... like leaning on it ore something? Well I'm sorry but I don't think so...
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chirunu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
great tutorial! i've got a question tho.. acrylic is rather heavy and brittle isn't it? and isn't acrylic usually transparent...? From your pictures they seem to be white rather than transparent... i'm just wondering whether the acrylic you used is the same as the one i had in mind ._.
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Eressea-sama Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well,... acrylic is often used es a easy way to make transparent things not from glas. - But Acrylic is in fact just a synthetic material like plastic... my board is made of acrylic foam. Its not that heavy - but I guess instead of an acrylic board you can also look for a PVC foam bord... I think it works the same, even if the material is different... the product has similar characteristics ;)
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:iconchirunu:
chirunu Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
is this the material you were referring to? [link]

cos what i had in mind was this one: [link]
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:iconeressea-sama:
Eressea-sama Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hm... kappa is not the right thing, I guess it would breake very easily...

ok,... I searched teh internet and I didn't think taht this would be so difficult... I'm from Germany though and in my craftstore they told me, the material is called "Acryl Harschaumplatte" - "acrylic foam board" in english. But I could not find this stuff in the web... but now I think I got it!
It is called "forex foam board. I think I'm gonna add this link to my tutorial ;)
I hope this can help!
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:iconchirunu:
chirunu Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
haha thanks so much!!! now i can get to making one of my own hehe :P
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:iconeressea-sama:
Eressea-sama Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
;)
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Free-Falling Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is really good! Where did you get the acrylic board though?
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:iconeressea-sama:
Eressea-sama Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
In my local craft store ;)
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ArtNinja101 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
aaahhh thank you for this. been looking everywhere for a simple and awesome way to make swords. Thank you for sharing!
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:iconeressea-sama:
Eressea-sama Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
NP! Glad it was helpfull! ^_^
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DeathNoteGurl Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
May I ask where you buy your acrylic boards? :O
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:iconeressea-sama:
Eressea-sama Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
At my local craft store ;)
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DeathNoteGurl Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
thank you! :)
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The-Music-Moustache Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great tutorial! :D Do you think this method could work for a rapier-type sword, or should I try something else?
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:iconeressea-sama:
Eressea-sama Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think it would work. - May be you should take a thicker bord, because the thinner the blade, the "wobblier" the sword. - If you know what I mean... - But I could also imagine, that a rapier could be made of a thin wooden stick covered with wonderflex or Worbla's finest art. The onger i think of it, it seems to be the better method of making a sword with a thin blade... ;)
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AsukaKyubi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nettes Tutorial :D
Ich habe leider keine Ahnung wo ich so ein Acyrl Board herbekommen soll o.o
Ich hab überall geguckt doch ich find sowas nicht :(
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:iconeressea-sama:
Eressea-sama Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Im Baumarkt mal in der Holz-zuschnittabteilung nachfragen. Meistens gbt s das da ;)
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digital-sabertooth Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
So handy!! Now I can make my own Dark Link Master Sword! Thank you so much!!
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ginlove93 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
please let me know in this one.
and i very would love to learn how to make kanda-kun sword from d gray man
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zankpakutogirl Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
can you teach me how to make yu kanda sword?
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:iconzankpakutogirl:
zankpakutogirl Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
can you teach me how to make yu kanda sword
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:iconeressea-sama:
Eressea-sama Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
uhm... I never did this one... but I think you can use the same method as shown here... Make a print pattern for the basic form, cut it out from the board, form it in shape. only the handhold hase to be done differently....
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miccostumes Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
nice tutorial~~
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F34rT3hBunn3h Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I had to make an account so I could say thank you. I am starting my first cosplay project, and I was not sure where to start for my swords. I have made bows out of wood for hunting, so when I saw this little tutorial I became extremely excited. The board looks to behave enough like wood, so with this as a reference I can use my current tools and wood working skills to finish off my project :3

BTW I love you projects. I'll be excited if mine comes out even half as good as yours! Thanks again for the help <3
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DerPidder Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Nice, I bet I could start serious cosplaying with this technique... :) Need to try it out someday.
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:iconeressea-sama:
Eressea-sama Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad I could help! ;)
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spacechocolates Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where would I find Acrylic board D:?
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:iconeressea-sama:
Eressea-sama Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I got my one in the craft store... don't know, if to find it somewhere else... o.O
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Toyon95 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Oh my god thankyou!!!!!
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:iconeressea-sama:
Eressea-sama Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
;) glad I could help ^^
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Snuggles7 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
was is' dieses acrylic board? is' das einfach holz? & meinste das gibt's bei idee?
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:iconeressea-sama:
Eressea-sama Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Also ein Acrylic Board ist ein Brett aus aufgschutem acryl. Das gibt es für gewöhnlich im Baumarkt und zwar da, wo das Holz zugeschnitten wird. Da einfach hingehen und die netten Mitarbeiter fragen ;)
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PK-Polarice Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Going to attempt to use this eventually, I'm liking this tutorial!
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