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Paper Mache Armor and Prop Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Paper Mache Armor and Prop Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay
At last, the long awaited Paper Mache Armor and Prop Tutorial!

I've had a lot of practice with this method, and this is the formula that works best for me, so I hope it can help you build your armor and props with ease. I really enjoy working with my hands and making armor pieces using various methods, so please don't hesitate to ask questions if you have any - I'll be glad to answer them!

Tutorial and all images therein are Copyright Fire Lily and FireLilyCosplay.com.
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serephent Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am trying to figure out how to make a rather complicated staff and am at a loss. I am making the FFXIV WHM Zenith staff and the dang thing has 4 wings coming from the main piece and the staff itself looks like it is marble. On top of which, I have to be able to travel with it. Do you have any recommendations?

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mmaski-sukai Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist
This is amazing!!
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconmmaski-sukai:
mmaski-sukai Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist
you are very welcomed
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HollyLeaf9797 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What brand of Gesso do you use?
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Liquitex. Brand doesn't really matter to me since it's just used on a prop - I get whatever is most cost effective.
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Dracona-Wynne-Hale Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Would this stand up to whacking with pool noodle swords reinforced with fiberglass?
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I assume so?  I've never tried, so I'm not the best to ask!
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KorukiKonaru Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
I will have to keep this in mind.
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mewkimikochan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What did you use for the straps?
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