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04 May 2005 @ 08:09 pm
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Hey, I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to make automail for an Edward cosplay outfit. A friend and I are going to an anime con later in the year as Edward and Roy and my friend needed help with how to make the automail for Edward's arm. Any sites that may be of help are great too. Thanks for your time guys. ^-^
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Keito desu. <3shoyesainomiko on May 4th, 2005 07:05 pm (UTC)

Doo doo doo! This chick does amazing armor stuff, and she did a tutorial completely for Ed's automail arm. You should check out her other stuff too, she's totally rockin'. =D
ryuuraigekiryuuraigeki on May 4th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)

*yawn* Basic tutorial there. Should be a pattern, too, which I've found works pretty well for the hand piece but not so great for anything above the elbow--it'll take some personal tinkering on your own to get what you want, but it'll get you started.

Personally, I'm skipping the polystyrene for my own automail and going with just craft foam. Craft foam and spray paint don't look that great, so I found some metallic silver contact paper at Target to attach to my foam, which actually makes it look rather metallic. Oo;

I don't have pictures of that quite yet, though, because I'm lazy and have been busy with other costumes....my Ed's premiering in June at ColossalCon if all goes well, so I still have time. Though it's quickly running out. XP
kiraqueen on May 4th, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
A hint I've picked up: Automail does not have to be made of craft foam at all, even though that's what most people's automail is made of. I've seen good-looking automail made of some strange stuff, from tagboard and shellac (which actually looked REALLY good) to steel (my own automail is steel) to aluminum flashing (apparently rather easy to work with), to cast latex (which was actually one of the nicest automails I've seen!).
(Anonymous) on May 4th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
what to use for auto mail...
Duct tape. I can't remember where i saw it but duct tape was used for making shoes, a prom dress, dinosaur costume, purse, the list goes on. If you google it you might find the original site for people who make stuff from duct tape. ANd what's great about it...the colour is right for auto mail too!

Hope it helps.

Shannonpair0dox on May 5th, 2005 08:55 am (UTC)
^-^ Thanks guys. This helps a lot.
tengwarsennatengwarsenna on May 5th, 2005 01:53 pm (UTC)
Always think about when you are plannig to wear it when picking materials. I know it seems like common sense but it's easy to forget. Pick something that will be cool in the summer but not soak up the cold in the winter.