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[Cosplay] Various! 28 May 2013 07:16 #21

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I think it's the black that makes them scary.

Your bow prop turned out great! Too bad the real one was too large.
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[Cosplay] Various! 28 May 2013 07:36 #22

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I dunno, I think the homemade one is nicer in some ways. It's far lighter and easier for me to carry around. And easier to draw and fire too. =P (Even though I'm not supposed to do that around cons XD)

The real one's just become another one of those things I have that I'd wanted for a while. 8D
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[Cosplay] Various! 30 May 2013 20:46 #23

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I made some fimo arrow heads! Go me!
This is after I baked them in the basic shape, then carefully shaved away at the edges to 'sharpen' them, then painted them.
I made five, and broke two, which works out, because I only have three arrows.
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[Cosplay] Various! 31 May 2013 06:54 #24

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Cool! If I EVER get some felting stuff done and can clean up my desk I'm dying to take out my Fimo again too for more practice...

It's cool that your fake bow can actually be drawn without breaking! So you made it from wood, yeah?
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[Cosplay] Various! 31 May 2013 15:37 #25

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Okay! Bow making process! Because this was actually really fun to make to be honest.
First off, Dad straightened a bunch of coat hangers for me, I then bunched them together and shaped them into a recurve bow shape.



Then I glued some planks of balsa wood together, and using the templates I found, cut out, carved and sanded the 'hand grip'



Next job, create a channel in the back part of the grip for the coat hanger wires. that done, put the wires in there and then bung a LOAD of araldite in there, clamp it all together, and leave it for a few hours.



After this, it was time to add the 'FRONT' of the hand grip, more araldite, more clamping.

Finally time to beef out the 'limbs'. Blocks of balsa either side of the wires, and card on the back and front, lots of tape and glue later, I had a bow with limbs! For the end caps I shaped some balsa and put that at the ends before covering with the card.
Cover the whole thing with a ton of PVA, tissue paper, and a slightly thicker type of paper. Then I sprayed the whole thing silver!



Strung with a thinner black ribbon it looks more the part, and that's what you see in the photos from the shoot from the weekend. =)
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[Cosplay] Various! 15 Jul 2013 18:19 #26

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I'm properly getting back into the cosplay thing again!
I love Katniss, I really do, but her costumes are... awkward? I've cut down my list from about ten to around five, one of which I've already done. That's just from the first film, I've got one or two from the second on my 'I want to do these' list. But for now I'm concentrating on Civilian Black Widow, and ya know, I'm feeling like I might actually do a full blown Black Widow at some point. Confidence levels sure are rising. That's a good thing, right?

There's a couple videos from LFCC (London Film and Comic-Con) on youtube. The con was July 5th - 7th at London's Earl's Court 2). I've found myself in two of them, this is my favourite of the two!
youtu.be/lM_oNoo3C_E
And some notes I made to go with it when I posted it to my tumblr.
At :20 is my friend Paul as Tony (He’s in it a lot, actually)

At around :40 my back’s in there. XD

1:08 is my friend Rose (She’s also the Loki at the very start)

1:20 - my friend Matt as Robin.

During the Pepper/Tony dancing scene I’m in the background trying to not be in the way XD Pepper is the lovely Vicky. <3

At 1:55 there’s an AMAZING Beetlejuice duo. Honestly they were amazing. <3

2:27 EPIC HAIR FLICK from me! That was the first bit of filming for me for the whole weekend and I am terrified of the camera. Well. Was. After seeing that, hey, I can’t be that bad, right?

Plus giggling at Paul saying ‘Purple Monkey Dishwasher’ over and over was pretty fun.
I remember liking birthdays, Getting older is exciting when you're just a kid. But now they're just reminders, Of all the things I haven't yet achieved. << Bangarang - Dave Giles
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