How To: Make a replica Yukki Cross Artemis scythe from Vampire Knight for cosplay

Make a replica Yukki Cross Artemis scythe from Vampire Knight for cosplay

Watch this video for instructions on making the Yukki Cross Artemis scythe from the anime / manga Vampire Knight.

Supply list:
4 foam board pieces (dimensions 32 x 40 x 3/16 in)
paper mache
hot glue gun
wooden pole approx 5 feet tall
craft bond
spray paint
paint brushes
acrylic paint
a ruler
reference pictures
x-acto knife

Figure out desired dimensions of finished product.
Draw out blade on one of the pieces of foam board.
Cut out the drawn piece with x-acto knife
Trace that shape on the other three pieces of board
Cut out those pieces.
Measure the base of the blade piece and cut out two rectangle pieces for covering of pole housing.
Use craft bond to join the blade pieces together. Spray both pieces that you are joining together. Let that set for at least an hour. I recommend that you wait the rest of the day before going further.
Create the housing for the pole. Place pole on the base of the blade piece and trace around it. Make it a snug fit. If the opening is too large it will move around a lot and if it is too small the base will crack. Use your x-acto knife to gorge out the foam. You should also make it about four inches long. Cut inside the lines you just created.
Spray paint both sides of the blade and one side of each of the rectangle pieces.
Pick which side will be the back and attach one of the rectangle pieces with the craft bond. Also spray the base for a better hold.
Create stencil of the design for the blade.
Draw out the design on the blade.
Paper mache inside the design you just created.
Paint the paper mache with the acrylic paint. This paint should be darker then the spray paint used.
Take your glue gun and glue the inside of the housing for your pole. Use a lot to hold it in place!
Push your pole into the glue and hold it down firmly.
Put glue on the front side of the blade base and on the top of the pole and put on the second rectangle piece. Press down firmly to secure it. It may buckle a little bit and that's alright.

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