Oh my God.
I made this Keyblade in 2006. 2006
. And I only decided to upload photos of it now. *EPIC FACEPALM* I realized just how dumb I was, and decided to put it up before a new year started, and then it would have just been ridiculous.
Well, this is the Oathkeeper Keyblade I made for Wai-con 2006, with my wonderful KHII group. I made it to go along with my Roxas cosplay
(enjoy the really lame border of lame!) as a prop. My GOSH, I look so YOUNG there. Gaaaah... >A<;;; My innocent childhood days...
This keyblade is made entirely from one sheet of MDF craftwood, carved by hand using basic sanding tools as well as a precision sander and a whole crapload of time. I spent about... a couple of months on this, on and off? Yeah, I'd say about that.
Ooogh, I tried really hard to find proper reference pictures of the right height, but the official art image of it and the 3D design from the Deep Dive trailer were completely different in both sizes and proportion. So after a whole bunch of work (because I am a geek like that) I cross-referenced both of them, re-sized them using a grid to fit my specific height, and then drafted a brand new pattern.
Granted, some details I didn't include, because I was both pressed for time and for the fact that if I had used that precision sander any longer, not only would I have compromised the weight-balance and the durability of the head, but also because I was going to go STARK RAVING MAD.
The handle is carved just like the reference pictures. which is why it hurts so much to hold it. ; < ; The little Paopu fruit on the end was made by my best friend Micchan, which is why I ended up using it instead of the stiffer plastic one I had originally bought for it. Yeah, I'm a sentimental sap. So sue me.
This Oathkeeper is officially retired because the last time I had a whole bunch of people staying over at my house, somebody TROD on my guitar case (which is where I kept it, nicely-padded) and put a great big CRACK in one of the blade parts. THANKS A LOT, MYSTERY KLUTZ. *epic hard eyeroll* Therefore, until I will myself to fix it properly, it is not being touched for fear of snapping in half.
Made of one piece MDF craftwood, carved and sanded. Sealed using special wood sealant, painted using an assortment of wood-paints, spray-paints and acrylic, hand-painted. The rope is cotton, and the hoop on the end is iron.
Kingdom Hearts © Disney/Square Enix
Oathkeeper Keyblade © Yiji 2006
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