Master Sword & Hylian Shield Costume Prop

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Introduction: Master Sword & Hylian Shield Costume Prop

About: If its shiny, if it sparks, if it clunks, and if it on fire, I dig it

Made this set on the CNC for a friend so she can use it on Halloween and also for Comicon. Both are made with MDF, th swrod with two layers of 1/4" glued together and the shield a single 3/4" piece. They were both sanded down to the extreme, primered, painted, then clear coated several times to give them a very plastic like feel. The painting process alone took me two weeks. The shield has a handle and strap glued/screwd onto them so its wearable. This was a arduouse project due to its delicate nature, and the paint and what not cost me about $60 to produce. Not the most cheapest way, but can't get any better feeling than seeing a smile on a friends face from something you hand made! :)

Personally i thinkit looks great and my friend was overflowed with joy to receive it too. I will take any questions and comments!

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    12 Discussions

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    xblmetallink
    xblmetallink

    6 years ago on Introduction

    its a great looking prop compared to ALOT of the nonsence people make just to make a instructable, not half-assed. 10/10

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    16lundgcodm
    16lundgcodm

    7 years ago

    Shield colors are of (red areas should be gray, "eagle" in center should be red), & the sword is very... Windwaker (my least favorite of the entire series), but overall good.

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    SteamOh
    SteamOh

    Reply 7 years ago

    you're quite right. I just used an image i got off the internet and for some reason that was the color scheme they had. As for the sword, yes, Windwaker. Only available vector for a master sword at the time .

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    MoustacheCat
    MoustacheCat

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Amazing project, but couldn't help noticing that the sword was for right-handed people. Link was left-handed in every game exept for the Zelda games on the wii, as most people are right-handed.

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    Iridium7
    Iridium7

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    The sword is symmetrical, how is it right handed?

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    SteamOh
    SteamOh

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    haha yeah, he meant it in reference to the shield because the shield occupies your left arm

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    SteamOh
    SteamOh

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Not sure what you mean by that. I guess if you account for the shield the sword is forced to be used on the right hand, but the sword itself is geometrically symmetrical so it can be used on both sides if used standalone.

    However, i was unaware of that tidbit of information, Thanks for the interesting fact! Its just that i had to make it per my customer's request.

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    SteamOh
    SteamOh

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Relatively light if i recall. Th swrod feels about 1~1.5 pounds and the shield around 3~3.5 pounds.