Cosplay WIP 3: The Return of the Sword Frog

So much cosplay. I know. It’s ridiculous. But, of course, I’m still not done.

The final piece of the puzzle is a frog to hold Zoro’s three swords. Let me show you what I did in just a few pictures.

So it needed to be out of leather to hold all the swords. I don’t have leather, leather tooling equipment, or the know-how to do a lot of that stuff. I do however, have a bunch of old belts and a staple gun.

First I cut the belt at the buckle part and where the holes start. This left me with this nice little blank strip. I folded the belt over the swords it needed to hold to see how big the opening would be and stapled it together three times.

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This gave me three little loops, one for each sword. It was all actually really easy.

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After that, it needed a little something to attach it to a belt. I used the section of belt with holes for that part. The multiple angles show, I hope, how I attached the loop at an angle.

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When it’s on the belt, the frog swings forward to hold the swords out in front of me for easy “grabbing” (as if I were actually going to wield them).

I then opened up a vent in the green sash I intend to wear, and the frog part peaks through with the brown belt being hidden. I’m still tweaking a few things to get it to set right on my hips, but overall it’s looking pretty rad.

I wish I had more, but there’s so much to do! I’ll lay out a nice big image dump next week with details and everything.

WHOO!

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