Saturday, April 6, 2013

Battle Bunny Riven

Battle Bunny Riven cosplay!!!

This is the cosplay I decided to do for Anime Bonzai. Check out the link for more details!
I first started with the sword. I went to the dollar store and got a bunch of plain white foam board for a dollar each. I used about 12 foam boards to make the sword. I drew out my template, which took a while since I'm a TERRIBLE artist! I laid two foam boards end to end and duct taped them together. I drew and cut out my sword. I did 6 layers just like this, using my template to trace out my pattern. I hot glued each later together. 
This was the result:
I then used my reference photo to carve out the shape of the sword so it didn't look so boxy. This process took a long time, but I'm a perfectionist and it had to be perfect!
This was the result:
Next I started the paper mache process. This was messy! I mixed water, flour and glue together until it was the consistency of runny pancake batter. I cut newspaper into 2 inch wide strips and dipped them into the mixture. I wiped off all the excess and laid the strips all over my sword. It took 2 days to cover the whole sword and for the newspaper to dry. The next step is sanding and then painting! I will update more once those are done!

Shop update

I have now posted 2 items for sale on my Shop page! Check them out, there will definitely be more to come! Also, I'm going to do a complete update on my Battle Bunny Riven cosplay!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Bee Girl Hachiona is back in blogging action!

Hello again blogging world! This isn't my first rodeo when it comes to blogging. I had one many years ago during my angsty teenage years and it was filled with the general emotional mumbo jumbo but this is my big girl blog now! Woot!