Questions tagged [props]

When asking about the imitation of specific objects, or the reconstruction of a specific object on a different scale and, usually, in different (often cheaper) materials. Props are used in the theatre, but also in cosplay scenarios and for theme parties.

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I made a facial prosthetic out of air-dry clay, how would I attach it?

What product would be best to use for attaching it to my face? I do not want it to be ruined, as I worked really hard on it and it took me about 2 days to complete. The clay is by Crayola and is ...
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How do I get or make large glitter paper sheets for origami stars?

I'm trying to make a ton of origami stars (like how I (and many others) used to in middle school) for a future music/live performance, but I want them to be the most glitzed-out 2000's glitter puke ...
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How can I make well focused and bulbous eyes for my sock puppet?

I have a sock puppet, and I would like to give it some good looking puppet eyes. It doesn't need to be any specific material or shape, but I do want it to: be capable of good eye focus and be ...
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How do I draw an evenly spaced spiral around a long cylinder?

I want to make a set of giant sized candy cane decorations for my driveway next Christmas consisting of a white downpipe with a red strip painted around it, and a hanger on it for a lantern. Like you ...
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Imitating stingray-skin texture?

I am working on a Saihai-prop for a LARP and I want to wrap it in a way that imitates a Stingray skin on the handle. However some stingray skins can't be traded legally under the Washington treaty, so ...
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Mostly Off-the-Shelf (or at least quite easily fabricated) Rounded Square Tubing?

I'm currently working on making a cosplay prop of a Fallout 4 Laser Rifle. Much of it I'm 3D printing due to easy access and quite frankly a lack of spare time to really handmake much of it. One thing ...
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Making thin brittle sand design that holds together

I'm trying to make pretend coins out of sand, so that they are solid enough say, to hold it by the edge and it not bend, but brittle with so that if I crushed it in my hand it'd crumble back into sand....
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Giant slingshot made from 2" PVC. Cement insufficient. How to fasten for load?

I have an Angry Birds birthday party and the honor fell to me to create the giant slingshot. Here are some more pictures for your pleasure or entertainment (because I may, in fact, be an idiot). So ...