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Kuchiki Rukia's Sode no Shirayuki tutorial by sorayomi Kuchiki Rukia's Sode no Shirayuki tutorial by sorayomi
Here's another tutorial from my Rukia cosplay!
This took me 2 days to complete and I should really be sleeping for work tomorrow morning, but I got excited and started putting it all together! XD

Materials: cardboard foam, craft foam, mod podge, white acrylic paint, polymer clay, satin ribbon, jewelry eye pins & jump rings, and hot glue.

:bulletgreen: Handle wrap tutorial here: [link]

:bulletblue: My friend ~xYukiTori-ChanX suggests another way you can hold the blade part down. Check it out: [link]

I DO NOT have quality tools to make props and I'm still a newbie on prop making, so this is definitely not the greatest tutorial for prop making, but it's simple and affordable! Durable? Just don't be TOO crazy.

I tried to be as specific as possible, but if you have further questions/confusion, just let me know and I will try to help :)

Thank you and enjoy!

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:iconkorimenei:
korimenei Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Thank you for making this tutorial, I'm planning on cosplaying as Rukia at next years cons. This will help alot.
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Kina-Chanlolz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your cosplay looks awesome and your tutorial is super easy to follow! I've been fretting about how I'm going to make the sword because I'm no good at props! Thank you for making this! La la la 
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asamisohma Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
THANK YOUUUUUUU!!!!! THIS HELPED ME SO SO SO MUCH! Your cosplay looks great by the way ^_^
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CATC-Official Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist
Really nice tutorial. This looks super fun :D
I was just wondering....How long did you make the sword and where did you buy your supplies? I'm going to cosplay as Rukia and making the sword would be super fun. ^^
Thanks in advance!
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sorayomi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
I'm not sure how long I made the blade exactly. Sorry! But measure the length accordingly to your height :)

I'm from the USA, so most of my craft materials are bought at Joanns or Michaels.

Anyway have fun with yours :)
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CATC-Official Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks for the help! :D
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DowntownGirl03 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I love this tutorial! :D
But one question: you used cardboard for blade - what did you do for it to be solid and straight (not to bend or shake)?
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sorayomi Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I actually used craft foam, which is pretty stiff, but not entirely strong in a single layer! You can try to use a wooden dowel in between two layers of cardboard :)
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DowntownGirl03 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Oooh... Thanks!
I made it even different way (spartan version... don't ask), but I'll definitely use it next time! (I hope next time will be all wooden :3)

And I have more two questions:
1 - Do you have unreleased version of Sode too?
2 - (by the way) Do you make your costumes by your own too?
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sorayomi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
What do you mean unreleased? Like the regular zanpakutou sword? If so I don't :p

I make all my costumes, unless stated! :)
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DowntownGirl03 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Yeah, the one with red ribbon :p

*.* Your cosplays are great ^^
(And I love you in Mori-Girl style <3)
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Potcfreak100 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very helpful! Rukia was my first cosplay in 2008, but I never got around to making Sode no Shirayuki. :D
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sorayomi Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Yay, I'm glad it was helpful :'D
Let me see the results if you find the time to make it :)
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LunaaatjeXx Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
omg thank you for making this! I'm going to cosplay as rukia so I'll try to make it!
Just one question, does the clay break easily?? Because it would be too bad if it did...
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sorayomi Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
The clay won't break..unless you banged it against something super hard and at the wrong angle! The clay I use is harden by baking it in the oven.

I'd be more careful with the blade part. As I use cardboard foam and it's pretty thin.
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LunaaatjeXx Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Ow, okay! Thanks for the advice ^^
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moonsnowrose Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm planning to use cardboard for my sword. (I'm making both released and Shikai form) I'm also planning to wrap it with newspaper then use some watered glue to make it non-breakable then paint it.
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sorayomi Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Sounds like a good idea! Makes it strong and sturdy :)
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moonsnowrose Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I will try this when I make my own Sode no Shirayuki!
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Jing-o-Jang Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh! :3
Nice, I bought mine so I don't need to do this. x3<3
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yukiangel51 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
can u tell me how u did step 6
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yukiangel51 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
say my glue gun cant fit in my glue baton thing can i just shave it off or by a new one
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sorayomi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I'm not sure what you mean, sorry. But it sounds like a new one may be needed?
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yukiangel51 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
yea i said that my glue didnt fit in my glue gun so yea thx
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yukiangel51 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
oh and where can u get cardboard faom
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yukiangel51 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
so the mod podge can be gloss right
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sorayomi Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Yes. It also depends which mod podge you get, but they all can be serve as a gloss.
Cardboard foam is in every art and craft store. They are also sold at places like Target, Walmart, Meijer, etc... in the craft section.
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yukiangel51 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
ohhhh ok thx for the help
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sorayomi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
No problem! :)
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yukiangel51 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
but really thx for amkin it so simple i almost have everything now i need the cardboard foam ill start
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sorayomi Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
No. And I've never done one before, so unfortunately, there is none for this tutorial.
I use the sheath that comes with the sword sold at stores/vendor booths.
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Schizophallic Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Did you make a sheath for the blade?
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sorayomi Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
No. And I've never done one before, so unfortunately, there is none for this tutorial.
I use the sheath that comes with the sword sold at stores/vendor booths.
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Schizophallic Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Alright thanks. Im sure I can figure it out. This just cut $105 of one of my future cosplays. Thanks alot!
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Seallux Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
thanks for posting this tutorial ^^
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sorayomi Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
You're welcome!
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purplewig Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm going to cosplay as Rukia for halloween and my friend is going to be Yachiru. as a teen my funds are low . this tutorial is perfect! thanks so much for posting :) P.S. my first cosplay >.< wish me luck
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sorayomi Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
No problem! I'm glad this was of help!
I'd like to see your finished results if you have photos later ;)

Also, good luck to you too! It will be lots of fun. Bleach was my first cosplay and I've been cosplaying since <3
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ichirenruki Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
did this cost a lot (im kinda short on cosplay money lol)
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sorayomi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
If I roughly estimate this, it probably is around $15-$20. Craft foam and cardboard foam are pretty cheap, but the clay is about $3 I think.
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ichirenruki Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
oh thank gosh lol
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ChocoHolicxxx Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
i shalt make a sword, once i gather materials... in like... 100 years OTL
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sorayomi Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Have fun when you get to it ^__^
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chibifool Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
great job, the outcome looks nice!
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sorayomi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Thank you :)
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xYukiTori-ChanX Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful tutorial! I'm sure many will find this useful.

If you don't mind (since you said your sword has broken a few times), I'd like to point out that industrial foam is very useful for props like swords. You can easily cut out the entire shape of the sword (perhaps by wooden dowel(s) to place inside the foam to support it from the inside), sand it, then buy patch and paint and coat the entire thing with that and let it dry (patch and paint is extremely light and gives the foam a hard, stable coating. Sand it again (wrapping the hilt in electrical tape will stable out your hilt as well before you paint it) add anything you wish to add and paint it. My friends and I use industrial foam all the time for our props now. Of course, once in a while you might find random dents in your sword but those can be fixed.
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sorayomi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Nope, I don't mind at all. Thanks for the input!
And I have been aware of this sword making method, I just never tried it for SnS, however once I get to a desktop computer, I'll leave a comment to your suggestion. I'm sure others will find it helpful too :)
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xYukiTori-ChanX Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never tried it on SnS either because I had bought a cosplay one way before we figured out this technique xD but two of my fellow friends (and cosplay buds) made a Nnoitra scythe, an Ichigo sword, and a Ling sword out of industrial foam. They came out so nice and we have yet to see them severely damaged.
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sorayomi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
~WillEND who cosplays Ichigo with me usually uses that technique. Although instead of industrial foam, he uses camping foam and pvc pipes and then spray paints it :p They usually last quite a long time XD
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xYukiTori-ChanX Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconxx3rin-chanxx: whom is the Ichigo of my group used that technique with her Zangetsu and it worked nicely. Though I'm not exactly sure how well it would work for regular katana sizes such as SnS, but it's worth a try!

I'm going to try it for when I cosplay Erza Scarlet in one of her forms where she just uses two katana...hopefully it'll work.
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