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Fang's lance preview by ErinSparian Fang's lance preview by ErinSparian
As long as I can't take good pictures from my spear (I don't have it at home right now) I used some photos from the convention I wore it for the first time. I hope you could see quite well the details, I will answer any questions if I can help future Fangs cosplayers ^^

Now I'll explain a bit how I made it:

*All is made with wood. I didn't have a better idea, but after doing this weapon I highly recommend not working with wood unless you have properly and special tools for do it. Search for softer materials like craft foam.

*The blades (although there are too big, I realized that when I had it all finished -___-) are two pieces of wood sheets each one, so although the original sheets were quite thin, both of them created a solid blade. I painted them with black and red paint, and I decorated it with silver rings and the golden letters.

*For those interested on make this Fang’s weapon, you need to know that the letters mean “Oerba Yun Fang” in Gran Pulse’s alphabet. I found a table with the letters by Inet, so I created a template on a card paper in order to fill it with a golden pencil over the wood.

*The center of the staff is decorated with different materials. I used a thin rope and craft foam for the golden and silver decorations. I covered the craft foam parts with spray (golden and silver) to get a better color. The center of the staff is recovered with a paper that simulates a wicker surface. This point is not really appreciable unless you get so close, because I used a heavy paint over the paper and the wicker effect is not so clear. Anyway, is clearer on the blue parts, where I used the same paper but a different kind of paint (the red one is the same I used for the blades).

*The last point to talk about is how I fixed the blades to the staff. As you can see, under the blades there are some little modeled pieces of wood that I bought on a home tools shop. There is the kind of pieces that you can use to make, for example, a base for a lamp or a food of a bed. I painted them with red paint for the outside and silver by the inside.

That’s a really hard work, and the first time I made a weapon like this. I know there’s so much to improve here, but I’m quite proud of the result. I hope this information could help you if you are planning to cosplay as Fang.

See ya and good luck~!
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miccostumes Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
wonderful tutorial ErinSparian, i have add this tutorial in our final fantasy cosplay tutorials list at [link] work from you!!
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ErinSparian Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!! Anyway, I don't really recommend to craft the lance with wood XDD But the idea is there, I hope it will be helpful for someone ^^

Thanks for adding that to you tutorials~!
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Inspiral Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Filmographer
for future projects, if you're looking for lighter materials, I recommend insulation foam and pvc pipe as they are light weight, cheap, easy to work with, and easy to make sturdier :3
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ErinSparian Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the idea, I'll use that in a future project ^^
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RichardAlexander Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Miss FAAAAANG :D gosh :P really I'm looking at a twin here XD !!!! Are you sure your name isn't Fang :P ? every time I have Final Fantasy in the background and Fang on my time I think it's you XD !
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ErinSparian Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hahahahaha and every time I play FF or I see a photo about Lightning it also reminds me miss Pinky!! =D And I'm not Fang's twin, I don't look that much as her XD
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RichardAlexander Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
to me you do :P !! silly woman XD *huggles*
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ErinSparian Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
silly woman you too *huggys ans kisses*
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Maphilon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Nice comparision n_n
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ErinSparian Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^
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Maphilon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're beautiful :blush:
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ErinSparian Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! ^^
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Maphilon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Is only the true ;)
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