Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cosplay Prop Guide - How to make Gaara's gourd with paper mache!

Wayyyy back when I made my gourd for cosplaying Gaara. I photographed and video'd a little of the process. I have since dug them up and compiled the photos / video for anyone looking for some ideas on making their own!

The video probably needs some annotations to explain more of the process to make it a proper guide. But the process is fairly simple once you figure out your base shape to put the paper mache over. I found some cheap bouncy balls in a toy section of a homewares/gift store at my local shopping centre. They are still inside the gourd prop to this day, as they are light weight.

Materials Used

STEP 1 - Structure
Electrical Tape
Bouncy balls (1 large, 1 small)

STEP 2 - Paper Mache 
PVA Glue + Water
Newspaper strips
Cork (cut in half)

STEP 3 - Painting
Paint Brushes
Acrylic paints
Stencil for symbols