– Cardboard
– Cutter
– Paper or Newspaper
– Gold Acrylic Paint
– Paintbrush
– Black Acrylic Paint
– Hot Glue Gun
– Ceramic
– White Spray

Let’s start now!

First draw the guitar base on a piece of newspaper or any big paper then cut it out. Paste the paper on the cardboard and draw out the shape on the board following the lines. After that, use a cutter to cut the shape of the board out. Since the thickness of board is only 1cm, I cut out 4 boards.


Cut the two boards like the right side and two boards like the left side. After that I sprayed using white spray at the boards.


After the boards are dry, using a hot glue gun, stick the board together as you can see the 3d effects on the guitar. Don’t forget to use the leftover board to cut out the guitar stick. You can use papers to stick on the board if it’s hard for to spray.


Then start painting your guitar with gold acrylic paint. But if you can’t see the golden colour yet, you can use yellow acrylic paint first. After it’s dry, paint with gold acrylic.


Paint the stick with black acrylic paint. You’re allowed to use spray instead of paint. As for the end of the stick, paint gold acrylic on it. After all the boards are dry, using the hot glue gun again, stick the guitar stick together with the main board.


Paint gold acrylic again on a piece of paper and cut it into small rectangle. Then stick it on the guitar stick. FINALLY YOU’RE DONE!



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Comments about the tutorial: An easy and cheap way of making Rin Meltdown Guitar. Hope you enjoy the tutorial!

How to Make Kagamine Rin Meltdown Guitar?

With the skyrocketing popularity of Vocaloid, an increasing number of cosplay fanatics are trying to make Kagamine Rin’s costume, wig and guitar personally. Today we would like to share Kagamine Rin guitar tutorial with you.

Step1. Make the guitar body and tail from paperboard.

Step2. Cut above paperboard to look like this.

Step3. Cut two handle bars from the paperboard.

Step4. Cut a hole in the middle of above round board. Then stick all of these boards by latex. Pay attention to here: items with some thickness should be used in the middle of boards to make the prop plump.

Step5. Stick a small round paperboard and three fanshaped paperboards in the middle hole.

Step6. Make two pieces boards like this.

Step7. Draw above shape on paper and cut it off. Put it on EVA board and cut it off.

Step8. Stick the tailored EVA board on the shell of guitar.

Step9. Cut the tail from an EVA board.

Step10. Cut a slim EVA bar and stick it on the tail of guitar.

Step11. Cut the EVA board into slim bars and stick them on the guitar.

Step12. Cut 12 pieces of paperboards like these and stick them on the tail of guitar.

Step13. Stick those boards onto the guitar head. The color seems too shining, XD.

Step14. Cut EVA board into the strips and stick them around the center.

Step15. Cut a headstock shape for the guitar.

Step16. Cut several diamonds and stick them around the guitar body.

Step17. Have a look at the semi-finished guitar.

Step18. Seal the side by paper and make handle knobs. First color the guitar by black propylene. Then paint the gold part. (Spray paint is used here. So it looks like this.)

Step19. Kagamine Rin Guitar guitar has been finished.

Does it look like a real guitar? Since you want to make a Kagamine Rin guitar personally, why not prepare the materials and start your journey right now?