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

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

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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)
yamiplierr15 hours ago

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 thanks

Pil-Z3 days ago

Is there anything else I can replace the PVC with?

Kion Designs (author)  Pil-Z2 days 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-Z4 days 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?

astump12 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)  astump11 month 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:

astump12 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

aaron57322 months ago

why am i even on this planet

Kion Designs (author)  aaron57322 months ago

why wouldn't you be :D

alojzyhenryk2 months ago
This is awesome
Firaxor4 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)  Firaxor4 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
evanmkhyun6 months ago
Thank you very much! :D
evanmkhyun6 months ago
Did you use picture to trace down
Kion Designs (author)  evanmkhyun6 months ago

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

evanmkhyun6 months ago

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

Kion Designs (author)  evanmkhyun6 months ago

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

nerd129 months ago
Sweet! We need to work on making this into reality.
Who the hell needs web shooters when you have this?!!

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 :)

jonv87 months ago
Which con did I go to? Cos I almost broke on of these at hyperjapan! It was by accident.
masen948 months ago
best anime ever :D
Alyss_168 months ago
This is great !! Thank you for this!