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Picture of Attack on Titan/ SnK 3d maneuver gear
Attack on Titan - 3D gear
Cosplay Prop WIP

This gear is a cosplay prop made for and with a good friend of mine. Shingeki no kyojin or Attack on Titan is/was a big hit and therefore she wants to do a cosplay. Here we go trying out best to build and craft the machine all the soldiers use to move around the scary and mostly ugly titans.Follower our pictures and steps to do your own


EDIT
after 5 days-done with the stuff.I just need to do the swords.
And I am thinking about making me one too
 
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Step 1: References

Picture of References
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I am thankful for these highly detailed references! they helped a lot in this cosplay prop WIP.

This way you can easily understand what is needed,how big and where is needs to be placed.

Step 2:

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You will need the following tools :

- styrofoam
- a cutter
- paste and tissue paper (paper maché)
- webbing (1.2m or depending on your sizes) to hold up the boxes
- hot glue+sticks
- UHU por/g styrofoam glue
- dark,light and silver acrylic paint
- card(-foam-)board
- screws ( at least 3)
- Spray paint grey and or metallic
- some black wire or rubber band used as the cables
(- duct tape)
DayneP21 days ago

This... This is too cool. I almost literally cried because I knew I couldn't make it. Sucks for me.

Pil-Z DayneP19 days ago

Try it out man! I wasn't confident at all but once I started working with the materials it felt awesome. Anyways it doesnt have to be a perfect replica. Based on your pic I would recommend having a parent help you. Also this website is not too clear with the swords. It's a tad bit late to start if you want to make this for halloween but if you work every single day hard non stop then I'm sure that you could achieve it. All the difficult and confusing questions have been asked. If you want to know how to make the swords check this out. http://cosplayruinedmylife.tumblr.com/post/53624044593/basic-craft-foam-attack-on-titan-3dmg-blade

DayneP Pil-Z13 days ago

Thanks! And BTW, that pic is one of my little sister's friends. She somehow learned how to change the pictures....

Kion Designs (author)  DayneP20 days ago

just give it a try! no one tells you how to build it exactely. so Just experiment :D

mzero19 days ago

hi, people !

could you anyone advise me where I can find plans? please.

Pil-Z mzero19 days ago

Please be a little more clear.

mzero Pil-Z18 days ago

I seeking plans for a back gear

Pil-Z mzero15 days ago

Okay, I think I get what you're saying. But either you don't wanna bother speaking correctly or have bad english which is ok. Anyways what you're gonna wanna do is find cardboard rolls (i'll get the measurements later) foam plates and cardboard for the basic fan like structure. You get the card board rolls and a paper plate and you trace the card board roll onto the foam plate. You cut it out using an xacto knife and glue it onto the top of the cardboard roll ( which should be hollow). You make two sides to this and you paint it black. Now you have the basic thickness which is shown in step 3 picture 4, step 4 picture 4 (the little black part). Now what youll then want to do is make a ring out of the same foam plates.( Ill get the area and measurements later, maybe even a picture) Youll either spay paint this lightly (if you add more than 3 passes of it the spray paint will eat the foam) paint it with silver acryilic paint or cover it with aluminun foil. Paste this at the top and then make a circle with the same diameter as the ring except with the inner part not cut off. As you see in step 4 picture 4 the front and back. Then for the final part of the fans youll get cardboard cut out the little ring with the line going through the middle out of cardboard with an x-acto knife spray paint it lightly and hot glue it to the top of the ring.

nerd1211 months ago
Sweet! We need to work on making this into reality.
Who the hell needs web shooters when you have this?!!
Kion Designs (author)  nerd1218 days ago

Would be ttly awesome to have something like the gears! But I agree with Pil-Z on the thought of comparing reality and animation. moving forward and swinging aroung might be physically possible, but sharp corners and fast change of directions seems a bit difficult.
Eding that there are not as many towns to shown in the show to use the gear correctly? and to many ppl using them would create chaos and a ball of woll in the air XD
so maybe this stays a gadget for special forces?

btw, I really enjoy you discussing such things here! <3

how can i put this the motors have to be as big as pressure washers to lift human weight that quickly even with high torque low-speed motors so although it's more realistic it will be difficult take from someone's been working on this sort of thing for at least a decade

Unfortunately for SnK and spiderman fans, both of them don't work in real life, or at least to the level at which they do in the media. Also, While the SnK manga is rather awesome, the physics of a person flying about using 3DMG is simply not possible, and most people would probably splatter themselves in short time. So when i spoke about making these into reality, I was joking.

What we do need are hoverboots :)

Pil-Z nerd1218 days ago

Actually it's pretty physically ossible. If made into full detail and worked on hard enough it's very possible. We have the technology to build this. The only problem is that there's not demand high enough for this. The only thing that may be physically impossible is the turning when they're in fucking MID AIR. It bothers me so much. What I was thinking that could be possible is the omni directional gear at the back, to have little fans, (not as weak as the ones you use to cool yourself) to propel you to the side. The turns are to quick to be phyiscally possible with your body only. Also they have to have alot of buttons. The amount of air and the form they take is different everytime. For example when using the compressed air to cushon your fall looks way different than the on you use when using your hooks. There are lots of hings that could be improved so it wouldn't be exactly like the manga nor anime but it's possible.

Pil-Z1 month ago

I would like to know what I can make the little top of the back of the 3d maneuver gear with.The part where the air comes out. Thanks!

Kion Designs (author)  Pil-Z1 month ago

We used 2 circles of polystyrol and some foam to construct this 'duck face' thingy^^
adding details from leftover material and covering everthing in papermaché. Use a dremel or cutter to scult.
TIPP: mix some wood glue to the paste. this way the papermaché gets even more stable then normally.

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can i get the instructions in english please I'm going to cosplay for hollows eve and this is the finishing touch. thanks can you email me at bobsietwins1999@hotmail.com thanks

Hey yamiplierr, what excatly do you need? I am not sure if I understand, because the tutorials is in english

Pil-Z1 month ago

Is there anything else I can replace the PVC with?

Kion Designs (author)  Pil-Z1 month ago

Hey Pil-Z
sry for the long wait.
and to answer your question:yes. yes you can replace the PVC. You can use a thick and strong cardboard instead. using brushes/sponges and water you can water the cardboard and bend it with pretty nice curves.
as for the flat parts, thin wood is possible too.

hope this is helpfull enought. Otherwise feel free to ask again :3

Pil-Z1 month ago

I really REALLY like how it turned out. I plan on cosplaying for halloween. I want to use this for the costume. The problem is its not very clear. I really want it to be a little more clear and be a little descriptive between the steps.

I have searched far and wide for a decent tutorial and I HAVE FINALLY FOUND IT. Your tutorial has been such a big help, so thank you for making this amazing tutorial. ^_^. Although I do have one question. Where and how should I attach the gear to my harness?

astump13 months ago

Now, I see the items i need, what size Styrofoam would i need? and how many? In December of this year, I am planning on having the whole outfit completed, including the 3D gear

For the tools, i need to get a list, so that i can ask my dad to lend them to me, i don't have tools where I live, -_-' hope you don't mind making a list, if not, I'll just go over the steps until i find them all xD

Kion Designs (author)  astump13 months ago

Hey there,

I used the PCVfoam for the part you can see in the top photos/the platform in the middle. The boxes and details are made out of Styrofoam. Created the 1boxe+details from a 70x100cm piece foam.

Tools you need:
- a exacto knife/cutter
- styrofoam glue
- hotglue
- cutting mat
- tape
- screws to fix stuff onto your belt
- spray paint
- tissue or silk paper
- paste (mix it with a bit of wood glue to get a even stronger piece later on)

I guess that's it. Otherwise try improvising with different things to help you craft this gear. It's always good to think outside the box when it comes to cosplay and prop making^^

You can always contact me via Kion Cosplay on facebook for further questions:

https://www.facebook.com/KionCosplay?ref=hl&ref_ty...

astump13 months ago

I'll have to build my own, I can't afford to buy a premade one, plus, I can make a custom color design if I build my own :3

aaron57323 months ago

why am i even on this planet

Kion Designs (author)  aaron57323 months ago

why wouldn't you be :D

alojzyhenryk3 months ago
This is awesome
Firaxor6 months ago

This is an amazing guide on how to make the gear. i would like to make it myself and wish to know what the size of the styrofoam blocks was and the dimensions of the gear that you used in making it. i am not good at reading Japanese and cannot translate the dimensions given by the pics on step one. if you could write me what the sizes you measured were that would be helpful. Thank you

Kion Designs (author)  Firaxor6 months ago

The boxes where constructed and made out of 70x100x0,8cm styrofoam board.
the boxes are 70cm long. you can use the 100cm length to fold the box(2x small parts+2x big parts) __.____.__.____

if you know what I mean^^

Hi there! I thought this was a really cool tutorial. I'm planning on cosplaying Ymir from Attack on Titan and I've been trying to find a good site that has the full instructions on how to create the 3DMG
evanmkhyun7 months ago
Thank you very much! :D
evanmkhyun7 months ago
Did you use picture to trace down
Kion Designs (author)  evanmkhyun7 months ago

Indeed, we searched for a few referenc pics and screenshots as well as we tried to think this throu logically.

http://nikkoaboy.comuf.com/Week.2.Assignment/3dmaneuver.png

evanmkhyun7 months ago

how did you trace down wip swords to the styrofoam(?) ?

Kion Designs (author)  evanmkhyun7 months ago

you mean how we crafted it?or how do we know which wip to put where?
sry.my english's not so good

jonv88 months ago
Which con did I go to? Cos I almost broke on of these at hyperjapan! It was by accident.
masen949 months ago
best anime ever :D
Alyss_169 months ago
This is great !! Thank you for this!
cool