“If you run, you won’t see me stab you!”
You will play with knifes and gravers in this tutorial, but definitely you wouldn’t get yourself stabbed. Follow these easy steps and start creating the so called Katarina’s Blades.
- 5mm and 3mm thick PVC panels
- PVC tubes of 5cm or 3cm diameter
- Iron wire
- Utility knife, graver
- Propylene, Aerosol
To make sure the accurate pattern cutting, draw a draft on a piece of paper. Prepare 2-3cm allowance at the outer edge as pictured.Trace the shape on PVC sheets and cut along. We need 2 pieces of 3mm thick PVC patterns and 1 piece of 5mm thick for each dagger.So cut 6 PVC patterns in total.Next step is to implant frame to avoid breakage.
Use knife to creat a V-shaped notch in the middle of the 5mm thick PVC pattern, and then bury an iron wire in and fasten it with glue. To resemble the look and thickness of a real dagger, glue the 3 PVC patterns together. Make sure they are seamlessly
Now they present as a whole! After this, creat the blades by bevelling at edges. It is also necessory to smooth the cut surface with abrasive papers.We will move to the figure on the flat part of blade.
Draw the figure lightly on with a pencil first, then use graver to shallowly carve. Be careful and patient at this step.Done with that, cut the PVC tube into suitable length, which will later serve as the hilt.
Cut two rectangle PVC and scoop out a hole in the middle. The hole size should match the hilt diameter, see the pictures below:Assemble them into a whole, and fastern with glue.
Next big step is coloring! Paint the dagger blades with gearing silver and color the figure and hilt into black.
There are more upcoming including the Weather Mage Janna, The Frost Archer LULU, The Frost Archer Ashe, Akali, Lux and so on, it wouldn’t be long and let’s expect.
Enjoy your League of Legends cosplay costume.