The Cosplay Apprentice
About the instructor
I believe that Cosplay is more than just an extra excuse to dress up outside Halloween but that Cosplay is an art form, a form of expression, it's making something magical, and it's about taking a piece of a far off universe home with us. As the Cosplay Apprentice I am dedicated to sharing everything I know about Cosplay to help others discover how magical it can be to make your favorite character or prop come to life in the real world. My goal is to help you forge your fantasy in real life!
In this apprenticeship I teach you how to make the lightsaber that blew up the internet with both cries of excitement and joy as well as wails of betrayal and sadness. That is right, the cross-guard lightsaber the belongs to Kylo Ren from Star Wars episode 7 The Force Awakens! Make sure you are ready for Episode 8 and make this saber ASAP! This is a really awesome looking prop and will be the perfect build for your up coming Kylo Ren cosplay!!
This build is made of easy to obtain plastics like PVC and can probably be built in only 8-12 hours (not including painting time) and will cost about $26 in used materials and the rest can be used for other builds. It is made of Comic-Con friendly materials . So no matter whether your Kylo Ren cosplay will be for a Convention, to watch the Star Wars Ep. 7 for the 10th time, or for filming a fan film this prop build will hold up to the closest of scrutiny and will blow Hasbro toys and black series editions out of space like a death star or star killer.
The materials are easy to work with, takes minimal tools, and can be done in your apartment or a small space as you can see in the video :) You don't need a lathe or other large woodshop or metal working tools to build and it is stronger and more water resistant than paper, cardboard or other materials.