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21 December 2004 @ 03:36 am
 
Ok, I'm looking to cosplay as Ed. I'm determined to create my own metal arm. Any idea what type of metal I should use? Has anyone here tried creating an arm?
Also, if I do give up, can anyone tell me the japanese site where I can order one. I recall seeing one.
 
 
swirling_chaos on December 21st, 2004 04:25 pm (UTC)
As others have said, craft foam and spray paint is the way to go. Metal will only hurt your arm, or at least according to my cousin. >_> Plus, craft foam is cheap and easy to come by, so it's not expensive either. =)

Here's some nice refrence pictures I found:

http://store1.yimg.com/I/animebooks-com_1818_56312840
http://store1.yimg.com/I/animebooks-com_1818_56516511

Hope that helps. =)
Zranazrana on December 21st, 2004 09:39 pm (UTC)
any one wearing real metal should have it padded cuz metal in the sun against your own skin can only lead to bad bad bad things. *remembers a horror story of people with armor at a ren-faire type deal who got bad BAD burns and skinloss when finally removed from their shells*

ANd craft foam is indeed cheap. XD And thus replacable if parts need repaired. *noddles*
swirling_chaos on December 22nd, 2004 04:37 am (UTC)
Ouch. x_X; Glad K-chan and I will be using foam when we make hers, then. ^^;