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Genesis' Rapier Walkthrough by samhawkeye Genesis' Rapier Walkthrough by samhawkeye
A lot of people have been asking me how I made my Rapier. At first I didn't really want to explain because it took a very long time and a lot of effort to make and I didn't want others to be able to copy it easily. It's been a while since I made it though, and I think I'm going to retire my Genesis costume anyway since I was never really satisfied with that costume.

I didn't make every little detail clear in this, and it's not an exact step-by-step guide of what to do, but it should be enough to make your own with a bit of creativity.

And again, there are other ways to do this as well! These materials were just the most convenient for me when I was figuring out how to make this every little step of the way.





References:
Chioky's swordmaking guides: [link]
Chioky's drawing of the hilt: [link]



Genesis Rhapsodos and his Rapier are from a game called Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core and belong to Square Enix.
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MOCKINGSCOPE Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mind if i post this on Pinterest? If its not there already :D
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DJka Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Very nice! :heart:
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samhawkeye Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Thanks! :D
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TeiRaven Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
faving this! it'll be very very helpful! thanks so much for sharing ^_^
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samhawkeye Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
You're welcome! :)
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miccostumes Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
wonderful tutorial sam4uk, i have add this tutorial in our final fantasy cosplay tutorials list at [link] work from you!!
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samhawkeye Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Thank you! :D
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N-Hyuman80 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Leave's a very small bit to be desired. Great job ^^
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samhawkeye Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Thanks! :)
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KoryXIII Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Great! =D
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samhawkeye Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Thanks! :D
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Melodious-Muse Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
This is awesome :meow:
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samhawkeye Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Thanks! :D
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Glaurung-II Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :clap:
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samhawkeye Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Thanks! =P
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Glaurung-II Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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NoBuddy-else Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
You kidding, huh? Your Genesis costume is beautiful.
And pssst, what's with the II/III class one? Any news?
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samhawkeye Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Not entirely kidding.. I don't like my coat!
:blush: I kinda forgot about those... Haven't done anything costumey the past couple of months, only adding costumes to my to do list. XD Yeah, I guess I'll still do a 2nd class one! Then I can still use my sword for photos. ;)
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NoBuddy-else Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Well, I still love your coat, at least the color fits PERFECTLY to Genesis', not like many other Genesis coat I saw.
And besides, that coat of yours already made history here on dA AND at many conventions you went to. :D That sure means something!!
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samhawkeye Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
That's true! But it's pretty much only the colour and the sleeves that are accurate.. Still, might make a new one if I can find the right material. ;)
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NoBuddy-else Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Well, if that happens, then by all means, do it! But I'm afraid nothing can replace the genuine leather as a material in such cases. And genuine leather must be quite expensive. :no:
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samhawkeye Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
True true, that's why I haven't found a suitable material yet! =P
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Mommy-Silver Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
splendid! just splendid ^^
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samhawkeye Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
:D
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taeliac Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:giggle: That is awesome! That foam is handier than I ever thought - I never would have guessed that's what it was :love:

Thank you for making this - it makes tackling a huge thing like a weapon seem a bit more manageable ^^
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samhawkeye Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
:D That stuff suprises me every time! Didn't think it'd work for this at first.

You're welcome :)
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1love1riku1 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Wowzers!

Such an awesome little guide!

BTW you make a sexy Genesis...IF that is you? :D
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samhawkeye Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Thanks! :D

And yes, that's me.. =P
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AquaAssassin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Student Writer
Ah, I love it. And your photography skills are amazing! ^___^
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samhawkeye Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
:D
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xPandorae Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Student General Artist
It's absolutely amazing! I love the way it looks in the pictures, but in real life it was even better :heart:
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samhawkeye Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
:D
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chioky Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
lol, I would make a tutorial for swordmaking, for even the smallest tip available 8D
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samhawkeye Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
I know! =P That's why I'm sending people on to your sword making guides..
If I'd made my sword more accurate to that in the game I might've made a way more detailed tutorial, but it's not, so I wouldn't want to recommend people to make theirs exactly like mine anyway.
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chioky Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
sword looks pretty detailed to me, what you talking about 8P
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samhawkeye Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Half the details are made up! =P
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HajiIsHere Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Your swords-smithing is Amazing.:)
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samhawkeye Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
=P Thanks!
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MerwillaCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:heart:
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samhawkeye Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
:D
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