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Yura Kyo Aures

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Ed from FMA's arm for 2010 on a student budgest
« on: November 08, 2009, 03:10:40 AM »

Hi all, I want to make Ed Elric's arm for my cosplay for Fanime 2010.

Only problem is I'm currently on a student budget and am currently broke.  :-[

I managed to make an arm for J-Culturecon 2009 (Convention in Derby, UK) out of silder cardboard, a long glove from a costume shop and a lot of silver spray paint, but that was only because I had two days; and although it looked pretty good for a student budget arm, it was as uncomfortable as hell.  :-\

I wondered if I should just invest in getting a huge sheet of wonderflex and working from that or making it out of thin foam and spray painting it silver?

Does anyone have any ideas/suggestions? I'd be really greatful if anyone did.
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Re: Ed from FMA's arm for 2010 on a student budgest
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 11:32:09 PM »

Be careful with the foam. Sometimes when you spray paint it it shrinks becasue it got wet. Just a little warning to research each brand before before buying some.
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Re: Ed from FMA's arm for 2010 on a student budgest
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2009, 12:10:21 AM »

Some foams, because of chemicals in the spray paint will effectively melt and become goopy.

That's mostly stuff that's related to styrofoam, however I ran into a couple off brand craft foams that did this to me as well so be careful about that too.
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Re: Ed from FMA's arm for 2010 on a student budgest
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009, 11:15:44 AM »

Would I be better off just saving up and investing in that wonderflex stuff instead then?
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Re: Ed from FMA's arm for 2010 on a student budgest
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 12:17:22 PM »

I dunno anything about wonderflex so I'm no help in that department sorry.
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Re: Ed from FMA's arm for 2010 on a student budgest
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009, 04:32:29 PM »

Why not try to make a automail out of either fiberglass or craft foam with silver vinyl.
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Re: Ed from FMA's arm for 2010 on a student budgest
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2009, 02:23:45 PM »

My friend has the most awesome arm I've ever seen and it's really cheap and easy to make!

Buy a silver pair of long prom gloves and with black sharpie put in the design. It might now sound all too great but if you have kinda an artsy talent or know someone with art talent it looks REALLY good!

Cardboard and metal versions seem so clunky and disproportionate to Ed body and this technique keeps it really life-like.
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