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Tutorial on how I make my cosplay props by Dj3r0m Tutorial on how I make my cosplay props by Dj3r0m
Here is a tutorial on how I make my cosplay props.
I hope some people will be interested in it. In any case, please let me know what you think of the methods I describe here.
Also if you have any suggestion on how I could improve my work, you're welcom to post your comments ^^

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Tearahk Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome! :D
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MegaSuperAwesome1214 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Could you maybe show us how to make a dagger? I am a huge fan of your work!
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JackDeFerrari Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Scrollsaw?
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Dj3r0m Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've never used a scrollsaw ... I'd love to have one though :p
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JackDeFerrari Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you use then? Jigsaw? You work is very detailed, I just assumed you used a scrollsaw.
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Dj3r0m Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yep I use a jigsaw ^^
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JackDeFerrari Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Dj3r0m Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's a good idea, but I'm actually more comfortable holding my jigsaw in my hand. I've tried a real scroll saw and I found out I'm not as accurate with it than I am with my small jigsaw ... although I guess it's only a matter of habit, I'd need to get used of working with a scroll saw first. Then I'd probably prefer a scroll saw ...
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Captaingreenshoes Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
What type of glue do you use to attach pieces together? And do you use a belt sander? by hand? Is the MDF heavy?
Sorry for 20 questions, love this tutorial and interested in making my own props.
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Dj3r0m Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I mainly use neoprene and wood glue. 
I've never used a belt sander, but I'd love to have one :) 
I use a cheap vibrating sander, my dremel with sanding tips, and I also sand by hand.
MDF weight about 700 kg/m3, so it's 7/10 the density of water ... not heavy, but not really light neither ...

This tutorial is a bit old, but the only other one I made more recently is all in french ...
Good luck for crafting your own props ^^
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PrincessAi3 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
<3 you are awesome!!! I want to to do things like this on the regular norm. Where are all these awesome ppl at? I need you guys in my life!!!
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Dj3r0m Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks ^^
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IkuMizushima Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
wow!!! <3
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Sandvichguy1 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this! Thy will use this info to its fullest extent.
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Zexion-Shadow Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you get the picture so big?

I need to make a huge Claymore for this guy: images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__c...

and I'm going to substitute wood for cardboard but i have no idea how to get the picture the size i need...
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Dj3r0m Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can find softwares to cut your picture so you can print it on separate sheets of paper
Look on google for : wallpaper print software ... or something like that

Personnaly I just use photoshop to cut my pictures ... because I'm used of doing it that way ^^
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Zexion-Shadow Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you cut it with Photoshop? I'm not educated with Photoshop ^^;
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Dj3r0m Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it's easier to find a dedicated software
+ I use photoshop in french (so I don't know the menu names in english)
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Zexion-Shadow Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, okay, thank you anyway ^^
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:iconargema-brassingtonei:
Gesso is Gesso in english, and this is awesome!
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Cpt-Marshmallow Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome!
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threeskies Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Artist
awesome tutorial! thank's soo much for uploading C:
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ApplesforAnna Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Thank you! I'll probably use this to make a keyblade for my boyfriend.
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Dj3r0m Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can also check out that other tutorial I've made : [link]
Maybe you'll find more ideas on that one (I made it after the one on deviantart so there's more in it)
Good luck for your keyblade ^^
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ApplesforAnna Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Yay!Thank you so much.
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BSGfan4evr Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Thank you! I've always wondered how folks make their stuff! No small task, though! How long did this particular project take you?
Good point about carving the small details first. I would not have thought of that.
Also, I think it is Gesso in English as well. :) Thanks again!
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Dj3r0m Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks
For that small axe, it took me about 7 hours from start to end ... more or less ...
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BSGfan4evr Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Wow, that's a lot of work. Great job! :)
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Argnarock Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
This is actually almost identical to the process I use in my own work, imagine that! Looks great, and it's a nice tutorial!
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castlegardener Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
very nice work indeed
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DireWolfwere Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yesssss this is amazing 8D Thank you so much for making this! When I stumbled upon your gallery I couldn't believe there was a tutorial in here:D I've always wanted to make weapons that were strong, but also awesome looking (but you know, not real) so far I've only worked with cardboard so everything is flimsy and very hard to shape :/ ooo this is so cool <3 I wish I could fav. it more than once xD
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Dj3r0m Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you're welcome ^^
Actually it can be a good practice to work with layers of carboard : at least you don't need much hardware to cut it to shape ... but at the same time it can't be as strong as wood (and can't be as detailed I guess) ^^
Maybe I'll do a more detailed tutorial when I got time for that.
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DireWolfwere Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, but your wooden weapons look sooooo much awesomer than any cardboard weapons I've seen, though wood is also more expensive than stocking up on old cereal boxes all year XD It'd be pretty awesome if you made another tutorial 8D
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Creature146 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
WHAT DO YOU USE TO CUT THE WOOD?
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Dj3r0m Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I use a jig saw
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Creature146 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
thanks
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neileroberts Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
That is excellent work. Well done.
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TholiaArt Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Très intéressant ! :)
Je pense que je vais mettre à profit très bientôt ce tutoriel :D !
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MrKorra Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cool. i shall have to attempt this.
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