Tashigi, finished

I finished my Tashigi costume!


I said before that I wanted a new wig, but I decided to go back to the original wig I bought after all. The new one I received ended up not working out. That’s ok though, because I think this one still looks ok. I just wish I could do more with the bangs.

Since last time, I had these pieces left: the shirt, gloves, and some way to attach the sword to my pants. I’m going to go over these parts now!

Here’s how the shirt looks on its own, and it’s made with a cotton blend:


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Shigure, finished

You read that right. I finished Tashigi’s sword!!! Aahhh, I’m so excited that it’s done :D


Since my last entry, the handle was the last thing I had to do, so I’ll go over that now. In my first progress entry, I mentioned that I covered the handle in clay, smoothed it out with Gesso, and then spray painted it white.

After that, I added a gold band around the bottom. As usual, I started with a craft foam base with hot glue for the dots, and then I covered it with Worbla. Next was Gesso, sanding, and painting, which is what I’ve been doing for pretty much every gold piece on the sword.


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Shigure, progress 3

I am close to finishing Tashigi’s sword! I’m working on the last bits of progress on the sword’s handle. In the mean time, I wanted to dedicate an entry to how I made the hilt for the sword.

I started by making a template in Photoshop, printing it out, and tracing and cutting it out on craft foam. I used 6mm thick for the base.


Then I cut out the border and one triangle from the template and used them to cut out the details. For those, I used 2mm thick craft foam. They’re just hot glued in place to the base. (The same pattern is on both sides.)


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