Resident Evil Alice Sword Prop – The Kukri Swords
It’s been a long long while, I know. :S
I wanted to share with you my latest cosplay prop that I made. 🙂
How I made two Kukri Blades!
They are Alice’s two swords, knives or machetes from Resident Evil: Extinction.
They were fun to make but it took me a bit of time and planning.
If you know me, you will know I love the Resident Evil movies, mainly because of the main character, Alice, who is Milla Jovovich. I’ve been a huge fan of hers since I was a kid!
This year I wanted to be Alice again from RE3 as I have a lot of the pieces already for the costume from a couple years back Halloween. I live in a small town in the middle of nowhere, XD so Halloween is usually the only time I get to cosplay. 😦
I made from scratch two kukri swords. The kukri or khukuri is a Nepalese knife with an inwardly curved blade, similar to a machete. The kukri is still being used today by the Nepalese people. The kukri is designed primarily for chopping.
I made mine from pieces of paper and such that would have been thrown out in the landfill.
I used a firm paperboard for the blades and mod-podged tissue paper to the blade cutouts to give them firmness and depth.
The handles were of cardboard/foam inserts from a parcel packing material and trimmings from a rolled carpet we newly installed in our house. No waste here!
I painted the blades after mod-podging them a pearl silver that I got from Wal-Mart.
I inserted the dried painted (silver) blade ends inside the handles after slicing the center of them for strength.
I cut strips of the carpet trimmings and glued them with all-purpose glue all around the handles.
Once they were dried, I wrapped black electric tape all around the handles.
The blades are a little floppy but I don’t mind. I want people comfortable around me if they see that they aren’t’ real. XD
The handles are very comfy with the carpet trimmings, giving it extra cushion but firm grip from the electrical tape.
I hope you have fun making your own set of Kukri Swords!