Been a while since I posted something, so I wanted to post this up to prove I'm still alive, and to show what's been keeping me busy.
At AN 09, I cosplayed as Noct from Final Fantasy vs XIII...but I did not deal with making the sword (first time at a convention, and I didn't want to have to worry about lugging around a weapon). So, for AN 10 (yes...already making this for something months and months away...) I'm going all out again with the Noct cosplay, this time sword included! Other parts of the costume will be upgraded as well--like the new wig I got!
So, here is the sword in its current state of completion. Let me just say: this is my FIRST time making such a major prop, let alone one that's rather complicated. And the reason I'm making it so early is that I don't know how much time I'll have on my hands once school starts, and I don't want to be rushed in making this.
None of the pieces are attached to the body of the sword yet, I just did some fancy placing to get it looking okay for the photo. Everything is made from foam and wood, and all cut/shaped by me (save for my dad helping in a few cuts that required the table saw). And, for the moment...I can't do anything else to work on it xD I need to go shopping for some more materials.
I'll go into further detail of how I made it when it's done and I post up a picture of it completed. I can only hope it turns out okay ._. *crosses fingers*
If any one has any tips they'd be greatly appreciated!