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Trident Prop Idea for YOU

Hi guys. I've noticed that a lot of people seem to have trouble making Mukuro's trident.  At first I had the same problem too, but after soaking in all the comments from my previous post, (here) I realized that the only way I could get a nice trident that doesn't cost 23,000 yen was to make it myself. After a lot of thinking, I figured out a way to make a fairly decent trident using fairly cheap craft supplies that almost anyone would have at home.

XD Sorry for the slightly frightening super seksay preview pic!



Note!: I have no experience whatsoever with this. This is my first attempt at cosplaying and prop making so err, the trident isn't exactly perfect.(I was excited and high off creativity and rushed through this) There were a lot of mistakes that I wish I could've changed...I'm only HUMAN!

Okay so somehow I whipped this sucker up. (PS. This was made for fashion, not function~ so you can't exactly get into a weapon fight using the top of the trident...)



I referenced off the manga only: Both pics look different ;___;.



My prop isn't really accurate (especially if compared to the anime). It's also a little lopsided (makes me sad...), but that's my fault > >. RUSHING IS BAD!!! Working late at night can change your perception of what straight is. Lololo curious about how to make it? Here's a picture showing the trident before the fancy pansy paint.



Try not to make THIS MISTAKE!!! : Instead of those bright colors I have above, it's best to use gray- your final color. It'll make things easier in the future. I didn't want to buy extra materials simply because...I really am dead broke. D8

Ahahaha pathetic materials really > >. This cost me about  3 bucks to make (silver spray paint) The rest was all made of stuff I use often for school projects XD.


Materials I used:

+     Magazine pages....................................................................(you can get them free! ask/look around)

+     Cardstock/ Heavy paper ......................................................(you can just buy more posterboard, it's cheaper+ stronger)

+ craft foam/ fun foam/ bright foam~ w/e you call it............(pack of 50 5.5 x 8.5 in. pieces can cost $3-5 at Walmart, u only need about 8 sheets)

+     glue gun + 6 mini glue sticks..........................................................(this actually costs a lot, i borrowed mine from a friend. you can use any strong      bonding glue really)

+     packaging tape......................................................................(you don't need much. you can use any kind of clear plastic tape, just no skotch (sp?) tape- it's a little on the frosty side.)

+     1 22 x28 inch posterboard...................................................(they're only what?....10-25 cents a piece)

+     normal school white glue....................................................(who doesn't have this? XD)

+     black acrylic paint...................................................................(the cheap 99 cents small bottle one works great)

+     hole punch...............................................................................(I'm sure you can snag BORROW this somewhere)

+     2 pairs of Chinese takeout wooden chopsticks...............(make sure it's not the perfectly straight kind, it should have some sort of slope to a dull flay point. you use dowel rods as well)

+     silver 3d paint..........................................................................(D8 about 3 dollars, you can just use a silver marker if you don't need the raised designs.)

+     Silver Spray paint....................................................................(cost me 3 bucks after i bought one at hobby lobby with those online weekly coupons. I got the "Krylon Brushed Metallics- Nickel" Kind.

Took me about let's say....18 hours from start to finish (not including paint drying time). I was purely focused on making this, no distractions during those 18 hours at all...



Not so helpful construction information:

-The body of the trident  (the white and orange parts) was made by TIGHTLY rolling some posterboard. You really only need one posterboard. (I wanted to get rid of the nasty neon orange I had) Using the entire length of the posterboard will give you more than enough thickness for the body of the trident. Make two pieces and slide one over the other. MAKE SURE YOUR STAFF PART (PVC pipe) CAN SLIDE INSIDE!

-I made the spikes by rolling the magazine paper into thin spikes. (i actually used those coupon papers you get in the mail/newspaper often...) Roll more spikes using magazine paper and stick them inside your main first spike. You're trying to reinforce the spikes so they will stay fairly sturdy and not be too dentable. Be sure to stick in thick paper cones as well. Oh and when you finish, CAREFULLY tape the entire cone with the clear tape. This is to protect the paper from tearing and also prevents possible wrinkles painting can cause. Try to get as few tape wrinkles as possible. They will show later. (mine has quite a few)

***make sure the main middle spike can fit onto the body of the trident!!! then glue it on***


-Add all  the details using craft foam (you can even use the foam for the floral design part if you think it can work) The craft foam parts are the blue and purple colored parts

-I stuck a chopstick through the white part of the cone. Then I strung on the "leaf/petal" foam pieces by whole punching each flower in the middle. Make sure to hot glue them all down to make them secure.




This was meant to be a post to inspire/ give ideas about how to make the trident. It's not really a tutorial. I plan on making a through tutorial with plenty of picture later~ but I'm incredibly busy ATM. It may be a while until I make one.

Feel free to ask questions, I'll try to answer as many as time lets me.


IF A COSPLAY NOOB LIKE ME CAN MAKE IT...YOU CAN TOO!
   


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