In regards to the weps (in order not to steal above commenters posts) - He bought them himself as real Katanas? Are you allowed at cons in Italy to actually bring steel weapons and the like? - Seeing how the handle looks quite identical to Zoro's OP swords, did he do Ito-maki on the Tsuka himself, or is that in some way similarly painted on?
Great picture :3 And I hope to hear from you in some way
Hello there! Thanks for commenting! Yes, in most cosplay conventions in Italy you can bring white weapons but they have to be harmless. Katanas are allowed in almost every con, and the same goes for iron props (like Wolverine Claws made of iron) and Live-GDR swords.
As far as i know, the cosplayer repainted a Katana he already owned but i don't know anything else about them. I'll ask him!
Damn, cheat! I wanna bring a katana to a convention! In Denmark it is strictly forbidden to bring anything like weapons, which are made of iron (like Katanas, Wolverine claws etc.), and I even think it's forbidden to bring something along the lines of iron pipes/crowbars, but I'm not sure. It's quite annoying, as it's forcing me to make a ton of Katanas from wood by hand, for the durability. Downside of this is the difficulty making it look like metal xD
Uhh nice :3 I'll look forward to hearing from you I know for a fact doing Tsuka-maki is freaking difficult, especially if Tsuka (handle) is wrapped in a cord (Ito-maki) rather than leather (Gawa-maki), since the risk of the cord breaking from the pressure is quite big :b
CHEAT!!!! I wanna do iron swords (mainly katanas) for my next cosplays too T_T (Okay seems that smiley aint so good on deviantART o.o)
I have cosplays with a total of 1 needle-like sword (Kuriarare Kushimaru) and then I've been commisioned to make a katana, as well as needing to make like 6 for my own... And I can't make any of them in iron... /whine!