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14 October 2004 @ 01:03 am
Cosplay ~ automail leg  
I made leg automail! I need to remake the knee part--it came out too small. Yay for camera's with timers! Boo for not having the best of aim when setting a camera on a counter...

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Role reversal! Vegence is gooooood~

Who's the bean now??
Appetizers for men! POW!: Hells Yeahjpegasus on October 13th, 2004 11:18 pm (UTC)
Ha~ That's awesome! Nobody ever makes the leg! Very badass! ++
Zranazrana on October 13th, 2004 11:39 pm (UTC)
after I saw someone's cosplay pics with multiple Winry's working on an Ed's automail--one at the arm, the other at the leg--I just HAD to make the leg too.

I had to cut up one of my few non holey pairs of jeans. The holes are STARTING but the weren't there yet. ;_; I liked these jeans, even though they're old...
ジェニイ 「Jenny」: Edward cookie :D [_kisu_icons_]kirchu on October 13th, 2004 11:18 pm (UTC)
Awesome automail! :D Very nicely done.

Ehehe, Roy isn't that tall in the first place. :D But aww, now he's chibi! ^_^;
Zranazrana on October 13th, 2004 11:41 pm (UTC)
when one is short, anyone you have to look up at when talking to them is 'tall' *knows from experience*

I almost kicked someone in my club for commenting on my height. I stepped on the table to reach across and get something from someone... there was the comment--I so could have kicked him. But I behaved. We were just watching the "imposter" episodes >.>
ジェニイ 「Jenny」kirchu on October 13th, 2004 11:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know. o_o; I just found out Roy's height recently so yeah, I guess that's why I'm talking about that. XD

lol! Ouch... :O
amikittyamikitty on October 14th, 2004 08:22 am (UTC)
You know Roy's height?! How tall is he? Where did you get the info?
Icedark_elficedark_elf on October 13th, 2004 11:21 pm (UTC)
*gets on knees* Please, tell me how you did this? Please, please, please.

I'm planning on doing the leg as well, but I'm clueless on where to even start.
Zranazrana on October 13th, 2004 11:37 pm (UTC)
foam sheets. found in craft stores. looks similar to craft felt or even sheets of paper.

other items needed: superglue (I'm too impatient for any other glue), velcro, spray paint, elastic (preferably black), and some tape to hold things in place when trying to adjust things.

Cut sheets of foam as if it's paper into shapes needed. Apply glue when necessary. You can snip wedges out of pieces and pinch and glue the space left together to create curves in the foam. For slits in the 'shin guard' part of the automail, I folded the foam in half where I wanted teh slits, nice and thin along that fold, and then glued some more foam on the back side so that my leg would not show through the slits.

I used velcrow on the corners of the 'shin guard' on one side, glueing the other side (so all that leg is one piece below the knee) then adding another strip of velcrow between those to corners when I found that it kept bulging as if to come off when I didn't have the velcor there.

I made the top part that goes around the base of my thigh by making a cylinder out of the foam (super glueing the edges together to make the 'tube') after I figured out how long to make the faom sheet to go all the way around my leg.

I did a long of cutting out a pice I new was too big and placing it on my leg in order to be sure I got it the right size or to see how it would fit. Some pieces I had to cut multiple times in order to get it the right size and shape. But the foam is fairly cheap, maybe a dollar a sheet, and I used 2 or 2 and a half of them (from when I made my arm automail.

note: I started with the 'shin guard' and taped pieces to my leg at times to make sure they would fit/look right.
mikkeneko on October 13th, 2004 11:30 pm (UTC)
...*what* is Ed about to do with that finger? *had very sick thoughts*
Zranazrana on October 13th, 2004 11:38 pm (UTC)
Look! Look at you! Who's chibi now?? XD

That's what "he's" doing with the finger. >.>
run-on sentence: Timon/Squee! - (c) jesskatshann on October 13th, 2004 11:34 pm (UTC)
Awesome. O.O Eventually I'm gonna try to make Ed's automail, too, and this has inspired me further.
Love me like you love the sun: al is the smex!!!!!- lame_iconsfish_twin on October 13th, 2004 11:52 pm (UTC)
that is cool X3
[Z]zyraxus on October 14th, 2004 09:06 am (UTC)
Wow... indeed, very cool. XD Saw the first picture and was all 'Squeeee' like. :3
[Z]zyraxus on October 14th, 2004 09:15 am (UTC)
Wow, that sounded horribly intelligent. o_o Forgive Zoe, she just woke up, and is slightly automail obsessed. >>;