This post originally appeared on the GlitzParty Cosplay tumblr in 2012. It has been preserved for posterity to aid other cosplayers here!
so, i was talking with a friend about building prop weapons and thought it might be worthwhile to show you guys how i get started.
for those who don’t know weapons on sight (read: me), this is a new vegas style plasma defender in the making.
first things first, you’ll need to get together your references. i do this here and there when i ask people to get me particular caps of things in certain positions if i cannot do so myself. being as i don’t currently have a way to play FNV myself, i have to ask others to help. at very least, there is usually a decent shot on the wiki to start with. don’t go through the whole thing without your refs though!
after you have your base, make some decisions. am i going to have it light up? do i want it to have moving parts? do i want to build it from scratch? in my case, the answers are yes, no and yes, so we move on.Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Cardboard Core Props – Plasma Defender (part 1)”