Ah yes, the scythe. Like the lantern, it all starts with some cardboard. The process is very similar to the lantern, just a different shape. This is how I make most props.
Oh, and here are some chain pieces. They have wires glued to the ends to attach them.
Cover that with expanding foam!
Then carve it into a nice shape.
Cover with tape.
After the tape comes a layer of paper mache and paperclay. Use the paper clay to add in the details. You can sand paper clay, but I try to get it as smooth as possible before it dries. I’ve found the cosplay community has an obsession with sanding things.
Once it’s all nice and pretty its time to make it even more nice and pretty. WITH PAINT. (Don’t forget the protective coat of matte clear spray paint).
And now a sneak peek at the coat!
This is the pattern…
And this is the product…
This will be the general base. The collar needs adjusting and all the funn skulls and bones need to be attached. Speaking of which… let’s go over how to make those skulls he wears at his hips.
All cut out.
Foam (like the stuff used in seat cushions).
Cut and formed.
Now here’s where I went a little crazy and just covered those foam horns in big gloppy layers of hotglue.
Glue those onto the mask base and bring out the paperclay. Cover it all in the clay and mold it into something nice. It’s the same technique as the mask. Paint it!
My paints came out a little lighter than I would have liked but I don’t have time to redo it just yet!!
The final details…
I hope you enjoyed this super rushed post!! Feel free to message me with questions.