Gosh, I can't believe it took me so long to make a collage of this! D|
Hi all! I thought I would finally get around to showing you some props that my boyfriend and I make. This is for my LoZ: SS Skyloft Link costume, and soon to follow there will be the Practice Sword to go with it. How it was made
To be truthful, I'm not going to go into crazy detail with this. c:
My bf (because I was a chicken and didn't want to mess up the roundness) cut out of foam the shape of the shield and gouged it to look like wood, and wrapped the edges with more foam. We sealed it, then he made a handle for it that I wrapped in leather and muslin fabric. I molded a strip of leather for the arm band, and literally screwed it in with 4 wood screws. Then came the arduous part- painting it to look like wood rather than foam. I laid a basecoat down for each plank of wood (if you look up references of the shield, each plank is colored differently) and then did a zillion and one washes to achieve the look of old, aged and used wood. I free handed the bird foot and dry-brushed it on- I wanted it to look used and worn, and handmade; not pristine and pretty. Shields are meant to be used, after all!! After that I painted the 'metal' rim, drybrushed it black and accentuated some damage to it, then pressed in real rivets where the bands met and drybrushed them too. The only thing not shown in these pictures are the metal bands 'holding' the planks together- I needed to put a satin clear coat over the whole deal and after that plum forgot to attach them before taking the pictures. Whoops! c: What I would do differently?
Go buy a real handle from the hardware store. Which I did- this one is being replaced with a new metal one. c: Would you make one for me?
As a commission, absolutely! I would be glad to make one for you! If you would like to know more about this, just send me a note OR contact me on my facebook page OR through my email- firstname.lastname@example.org .Can I see more of your work and progress pictures?
Certainly! Just head over to my facebook page! www.facebook.com/pages/BlueLem…
If you have any more questions or comments, please feel free to ask! Thank you so much for stopping by!!
LoZ:SS is (c) Nintendo, I just love it way too much to be healthy. c: