How to Make Gintama Okita Sougo’s Gun-Cosplay Tutorial


After knowing how to make Devil Kings Date Masamune’s armor, macros frontier Sheryl nome’s microphone, etc, we plan to share you tutorials on how to make Gintama Okita Sougo’s gun here. For sure, a convenient and similar prop will help you have a better time on a cosplay show. Now, let’s begin.

Tip 1. Draw a blueprint.

See from different angles; you will get different designs on Gintama Okita Sougo’s gun. Thus, select one first of all and don’t change it over and again.

Tip 2. Choose materials.

Required material: black paperboards, black grey boards, PVC pipes and corrugated paper.

Materials have a direct reflection on how props will look and the difficult level of making. Here, black paperboard is a must-have item. To make layers seem much clearer, you are recommended to choose black grey boards with a moderate width and thickness. But when it comes to the black gun body, grey boards are not suggested.

PVC pipes are ready-made, convenient to be used and inexpensive. It depends on you while choosing the length and diameter. Usually, pattern with a length of 1 meter and diameter of 16cm is selected.

Corrugated paper should be a universal material on making cosplay props. You get this cheap material from the packaging box of milk or instant noodles.

Tip 3. Find other tools.

Required tools: knife, scissor, ruler, pen (black is better), hot glue gun, hot glue stick and latex.

Tip 4. Make the gun.

1st. Prepare components according to the blueprint. Referring to making the trigger and pikestaff on the gun, you can buy a cap gun and fix it around the barrel by black paperboards on the basis of the size on your design drawing. In this case, you save a lot of time and make a gun seeming three-dimensional. Or you can make a model with a ready-made pikestaff in your home. Take the measurment, draw the blueprint, make plates by corrugated paper and glue them. 4 layers of corrugated paper can make the required depth. Put trigger between two layers in the middle and build the frame on outside two layers. Finally, paint it to be black.

2nd. Make the gun body. Two ways can be also adopted here. First, use PVC pipes. Take the right measurement of length. Cut and color them, which will be rather time-saving. Second, use black paperboard with a layer of corrugated paper inside to enhance the strength. In this case, glue black paperboard with corrugated paper first. Planish them and wait until they dry. Paint the insider corrugated paper to be black. Add more water in pigment, which will make corrugated paper more wet and easy to be molded. Then, roll it up and seal it by hot melt glue. The gun body is finished when glue dries.

3rd. This step is much easier. Just stick previously prepared components upon the gun body one by one. For a better tiered look, black grey paperboards are used to make parts on the outside surface. Thus, hot melt glue is chosen. Just pay attention to this: well control the time while using hot melt glue.

4th. Rivets can be made by thumbtacks. Then paint them by black oil pen, seeming really vivid.

Tip 5. Modify some details.

Final modifications ask you to be patient. Take the exposed nonblack lining as an example. It should be painted to look the same with black pigment around. Then, deal with extra hot melt glue on the surface. Adjust the directions of some small components.

To make a cosplay weapon is exactly an enjoyment. More tutorials will be continually shared here.

How To Make Cosplay Costumes Without Sewing Machine

Have you made cosplay costumes yourself ? I think you may get a problem where can you find a Sewing Machine first to make your costumes. Actually you dont really need a Sewing Machine for making costumes,at least for some easy cosplay . Today we will show you how to make cosplay costumes without sewing machine, not difficult just give a try:


Frequently Used Materials For Cosplay Props or Armors:Cosplay Tutorials


Lots of cosplayers are interested in making their Props,Armors,weapons or some small accessories personally. Then, how should you begin and what do you need? Below, a list of frequently used materials for cosplay is shared with you.

1. Expanded Polyethylene

Slightly harder than urethane foam and used to make the bath mat, expanded polyethylene is widely applied. But because of rough surface that is difficult to be painted, it is usually processed with a sheet above it. Jars or tubes of rubber binder are used, in which G10 best performs.

2. Foamed Polyolefin Board

It can be applied to armor or any other small props. Foamed polyolefin board has exquisite textures, yet excellent practicality and intensity. It’s loved by many cosplayers while making their weapons or accessories. Functional in resist the impact and heat, it can be easily processed by a paper knife or scissor.

3. Polystyrene Foamed Plastics

It can be applied to hard & well-knit armors, weapons, small props, etc. Usually used on swimming practice board, heat insulation sheet and cushioning material, it’s harder than polyolefin board and has fine textures on the surface, which can be easily processed.

4. Styrene Board

It can be applied to thin weapons like knife, sword and small props. When polystyrene foamed plastics are made to be boards, they are hard, lightweight yet rather thin, which are unsuitable while making some thick items.

5. Styrene Stick

It can be applied to thin stick-patterned props like cigarette and accessories on clothes. When polystyrene foamed plastics are made to be stick-pattered, they are lightweight yet less supple, which is not a great choice for making circular items.

6. Foamed Styrene (Board)

It can be applied to any prop if you don’t mind roughness and low durability. It’s cheap and easily processed by paper knife. But rough surface makes it easily torn.

7. Foamed Styrene (Piece)

It can be applied to not only cosplay weapons, small props, but also photographic background, props, etc. Except cube, there are also other shapes looking like protective screens. Color on them is similar with clay.

8. Foamed Styrene (Ball)

It can be best applied on hair accessories, earrings, decorations on clothing, etc. Various sizes and weight are available. Except globular shapes, there are also ovoid and semi-circle patterns, which have a wide application.

9. Aqueous Spray

It can be applied to coating on foamed styrene, plastics, etc. It’s soluble in water before drying. But it becomes waterproof after drying and can be daubed.

10. Oily Spray

It can be applied to coating on ironware, woodwork, etc. It quickly becomes dry and doesn’t drip down. Just pay attention to that oily spray can dissolve foaming styrene and other items.

11. Resin Clay or polymer clay

It can be applied on modeling of plastic components. Clay made from plastic resin becomes supple in hot water. It shapes easily and can be reused after cooling.

12. Lightweight Paper Clay

It can be applied on weapons, small props, components, etc according to coating pattern. Extremely lightweight paper clay can be easily found and modeled. It is the most suitable material for beginners because of can be colored by painting tools. But it has a low durability.