Introduction: Mix & Match Video Game Characters
This is my entry for the games.life competition.
It is basically a booklet with the heads, torsos and legs of your favourite characters that you can combine to make an ultra character!
It is pretty simple to make and the materials needed are basically things you can find at home.
Hope you enjoy :)
Step 1: You Will Need:
You Will Need:
• Some paper
• A stapler
• A 30 cm ruler
• A pencil/pen
• Artistic Skill
• A printer and glue
Step 2: The Spine
To create the spine, mark out at least 3 5-10mm points along the left side of the paper. This will ensure that the line is perfectly vertical.
Afterwards, staple the spine at least 3 times (one at the top, one in the middle and one at the bottom). Feel free to do more than three, as long as they do not exceed the spine.
Step 3: Guidelines
Using a ruler, separate the paper into three equal parts. For an A4 piece of paper, this should be every 99mm. Again, use at least three marks on each horizontal line to ensure that it is perpendicular (at a right angle) to the spine.
(NB: The lines on the image are only faint because I drew them with a pencil. I didn't draw them in marker because it would make the final thing look shabby.)
Step 4: For the Drawers...
When selecting an image, make sure the character is facing you as much as possible to make the combos smooth. This step is on drawing chracters, but cutting and sticking is preffered. If you are drawing, draw the head in the top slot, the torso in the second and the legs in the bottom. Do this for all of your characters on all the pages.
Step 5: For the Printers...
If you are printing and cutting, print out a character for every page you have. Split them into thirds (not necessarily equal!) between the head, torso and legs. You will need to cut along the guidelines you drew in step 4. Stick the head of the first chracter on the top of the first page, its torso in the middle and its legs at the bottom. For the second chracter, stick its head on the top slip of the second page, torso in middle etc. I cut the tip of Link's boots off, which is OK, but cutting main bits off won't look good.
Step 6: Mix & Match
You have finished the Mix & Match video game character book!
If you're interested in the characters I used, they were:
• Link (of Legend of Zelda)
• Mario (of Super Mario Bros.)
• Ash Ketchum (of Pokémon)
• Steve (of Minecraft)
• Joel (of The Last of Us)
• Halo guy (from Halo)
Thanks for making (or attempting to make) this booklet! Please vote for this for the games.life competition, it would mean a lot!
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