Picture of Erza Scarlet's Heart Kreuz Armor : Sword
Hello gorgeous people!

So this was my first cosplay attempt EVER, Erza Scarlet’s Heart Kreuz Armor from the anime Fairy Tail. And since I got frustrated searching the internet for tutorials and found nothing useful, I promised myself to share my knowledge with everyone if the armor turned out to be a success!
Before we start I just want to point out that this was all a trial and error process, so there may be a few blunders I fixed along the way. I worked using proportions and not by accurate numbers, so you might have to measure things on yourselves using your own scale as a reference. And speaking of scales, I am 1.53m tall, pretty short! So consider that this armor was made according to my tiny size, and you might have to work out the proportions and make a few adjustments to create your own perfect fit.

I hope this step-by-step tutorial will be useful and help you all make a much better armor than mine.

You can check out my cosplay pictures of this armor here: ( http://smicat.deviantart.com/gallery/45816651 )

And of course if you have any questions or comments don’t hesitate to contact me here or email me at ( noormarji@gmail.com ) and I’ll be more than happy to help you with anything!

((DISCLAIMER: All rights to "Fairy Tail" the anime and the manga go to its creator Hiro Mashima and TV Tokio))

In this part we will go through the making of the: Sword.

Materials you will need:

- Butter paper sheets.
- White (A1/A0) 2mm thick cardboard.
- UHU or any other all-purpose adhesive.
- Chrome metallic Silver, Textured metallic silver & Black spray-paint.
- Thick black markers.
- Thick silver marker.
- Pencil.
- Steel ruler.
- Cutter.
is the sword strong? can it be swung around?
Anya Kyalsh made it!1 year ago

So, we have plenty of old cardboard boxes -just battered and worn out. I used a dowel for extra strength because our cardboard was liable to bend and get wrecked. Also, I only had black and white paint, so I think I did the best I could under that light. Mainly, I was really really bored and wanted to make a cardboard sword, so it's not Erza Scarlet's sword. Just a black cool looking death stick. I've dubbed it Fuin Gurth, which is Elvish for 'Dark Death', but mainly I just call it the Bonkey stick.

acarey31 year ago
Hi! So I really want to do this, but I'm unsure where to find "A1 cardboard." What exactly is that, and is it called anything else? I'm looking in the craft store and I can see many kinds of foam/cardboard but i want to make sure to get the right kind. Thanks very much!!
pheenix421 year ago
Oo! Next up, the 'Flame Empress', please?
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Awesome costume! I've recently started watching Fairy Tale, and I can definitely say this is the best Erza costume I've seen!
nphoenix2 (author)  Shadow Of Intent1 year ago
Wow!! Thank you so much!! :D This means a lot to me!
alor11 year ago
Omg how cool!!! Love fairy tail!!! <3
nphoenix2 (author)  alor11 year ago
Thank you! ^_^ Yeah fairy tail is really awesome!
D3zire1 year ago

i meant the sword really :D
nphoenix2 (author)  D3zire1 year ago
Hahaha glad you liked the sword then :P
cart5621 year ago
This has got to be my favorite costume on all of Instructables. I cannot say how awesome it is that you made this and did such a good job, with hardly any experience. Keep up the good work.
nphoenix2 (author)  cart5621 year ago
WOW!! Thank you thank you thank you!! This is too much.. I am honored!! So glad you liked it!! :D
Oh, and I forgot to mention how very pretty you are, costume or not.
nphoenix2 (author)  Vanessa Vee1 year ago
Haha hopefully in the future.
jhall301 year ago
I really enjoyed this instructable. Clever use of materials, and a very clean result!

I'm about to attempt a costume with some craft foam and a vacuum former (which I still need to complete), and I will need a sword for it, so your instructable may come in very handy indeed!

I may have to go farther and add a strip of carbon fiber to reduce flex, as the blade will be very thin and wielded by a 7-year-old.
nphoenix2 (author)  jhall301 year ago
Thank you so much for your kind words!
Carbon fiber is such a good idea, I would love to see what it looks like when it's done!!
And I'm so glad you found this useful, I'm always willing to help if you need anything at all :D
Nathonater1 year ago
this is pretty awesome even though I'm a guy :P
nphoenix2 (author)  Nathonater1 year ago
Hahaha I'm glad you liked it!! Thank you! :D
This is fantastic!!!! Thanks for sharing!! :-)
nphoenix2 (author)  M.C. Langer1 year ago
Thank you very much! :D
soul_eater1 year ago
Awesome cosplay also the erza character fits you very well
nphoenix2 (author)  soul_eater1 year ago
Aww thank you! :D That's so nice of you!
I am not familiar with the term butter paper. could you clarify?
nphoenix2 (author)  PolarExpressSteamer1 year ago
Butter paper is a very thin see-through kind of paper, similar to tracing paper but thinner and more flexible. It has the same texture of baking paper, except this isn't used in the kitchen!