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(sorry it took me a few days to post these pics, folks... i've been busy busy, lol... this is going to be a long post, this is your fair warning!! LOL)
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and of COURSE, i had to make the sheath for it too, so here's the finished project all together!
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once finished, the materials i used were recycled cardboard, packing tape, aluminum-foil tape, several cleaned chocolate wrappers to start the pommel's ball-shape (lol), a couple of short pieces of crafting wire (to help hold the key straight and so that i could easily straighten the top of the blade after battles with my daughter, lol) and for the sheath's coloring i used a blue Sharpie marker with clear top-coat nail polish on top to seal it and make the blue sections shine. as i said, i had to use objects i could find around my house, and the only thing i had to buy was the aluminum-foil tape, found at the local hardware store!
here's my attempt at editing both a finger and my wrist-watch out of an image using the only pic-editing program i had at the time: good ol' Microsoft Paint, LOL!!
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ok, so my next project was the Wolfrider helmet from the Battle for the Palace of the High Ones, here's my daughter modeling the first rough draft of the base (which i ended up not using this one and i re-made it, lol). she was growling and howling while she had it on! that's my girl!
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here's me, wearing the almost-finished cardboard base for the helmet...
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Here's the finished project with the aluminum foil tape! the total materials i used for this project were cleaned recycled cardboard (from pizza boxes, LOL), packing tape, aluminum foil tape, and a black Sharpie for the details.
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and one more shot of it shining in the sunlight...
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OK ONE more quick project (for now, lol) and then i'll end this long post (sorry 'bout that!); my ElfQuest earcuffs, made from copper craft wire! i made these for my Moonshade cosplay last year, therefore these were also practice runs for my Moonshade-styled hair, lol.
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i already have plans to start on my next cardboard project, which will be a Wolfrider shield to go with my helmet! after that, my plans are to hopefully create a Go-Back set to match! ;) ah, the Mis-adventures in Boredom of a Stay-At-Home Mom who's a HUGE ElfQuest fan! ;)