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The Vorpal Blade Is Swift And Keen by xXAnemonaXx The Vorpal Blade Is Swift And Keen by xXAnemonaXx
...and always ready for service.

The first finished element of my Alice: Madness Returns cosplay.

The blade was made of wood. The floral engravings were cut out of cardboard (took ages to do it), then glued on the blade. The final step was to cover it with silver metal leaves.

The core of the handle is also wood and I formed it from polymer clay. The floral ornaments are made of liquid pearl. The whole handle was painted dark brown, the ornaments were 'gilded' with gold metal leaves then varnished with gold 'Chameleon' effect varnish. I have also carved 'Est 1865' and 'VORPAL' into the rim of the hadle.

This weapon is extremely light and easy to wield - it only lacks some blood. :D

Total lenght: 49 cm (~19")
Blade lenght: 30 cm (~11.75")
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Mugetsu-Reisui Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
AWESOME JOB! REALLY GREAT WORK! *O* wooooooow! I am so envious XD
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PizZaMonsTa Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
omg its so cool... i want one too *_____*
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MyArtLovingLife Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
looooove alive madness returns!!!!!!!!!! :-D
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davy-downpour Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
American mcgees vorpal blade is my favorite rendition of it, ever...fave alice..fave wonderland too...


wonderland? that just sounds so weird to say :/
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JhoCorrea Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist
WOW ! that's incredible! It looks exactly like the one in-game! Great job
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BreathingInSulfur Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wow, i have a thing for knives/Blades, and i find this one to be very uhh, Well, it has a very good pattern in it, and to be quite honest, if it was for sale, i would totally buy it off of you, i love this alot, great job. :)
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OmriKoresh Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
what's liquid pearl?
it looks great!
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xXAnemonaXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)

Liquid pearl is a kind of 3D paint, but its texture is different, and it becomes harder after drying. I used this brand: [link] Of course, this paint is not for the purpose I used it for, but for pearly decoration. :)
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OmriKoresh Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
i never saw this material! it's so awesome
thanks for the info
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danlayton Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love it when someone goes further by adding the little details like the 'Est 1865' engraving.
I RESPECT YOU :thumbsup:
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xXAnemonaXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think if we do something, we have to put effort into it to achive the best possible result. :)

Thank you very much for your comment, I appreciate it. :)
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danlayton Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I agree :)
I don't think there are many things in this world as satisfying as putting effort into something & see it reflect in the finished product.
You're welcome :hug:
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dobharachu Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I like indeed
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xXAnemonaXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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CountessSana Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg amazing!
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xXAnemonaXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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DesaturatedDream Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
Nice
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xXAnemonaXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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Finlandyashagirl Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
very well done! i like it
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xXAnemonaXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. *-*
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Finlandyashagirl Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
welcome ;)
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IrisaNyira Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
....it looks just like just like the one they sell at epic weapons! Nice work!
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xXAnemonaXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. The Epic Weapons replica was a great reference while I was working on my version. :)
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BenJogan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist
Actually a great work of art! My compliments!!
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xXAnemonaXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. I appreciate your kind words. :)
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NuffTheMighty Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist
Whoah, those details are beautiful. Your efforts on those engravings were worth it!
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xXAnemonaXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. :) I tried to do my best. :)
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TheHappyDayz Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Great job!
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xXAnemonaXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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NitroFields789 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
just remember itll be harder to wipe the blood off than a regular knife :p y'know, for practical purposes
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xXAnemonaXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the advice ;) :D :mwahaha: :stab:
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IamHaden Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i personally didnt completely enjoy the first Alice because of the gimmicky combat and the wonky checkpoint system, but Madness Returns was awesome, despite what all the critics were saying!
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xXAnemonaXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really loved the first Alice, too - its atmosphere was so cacthy. I think the graphics - compared to other games - was also amazing back in 2000.

I was really looking forward to the next "episode" of the game and I also found it awesome, despite the negative feedback. Just like in the first game, I enjoyed the atmosphere the most - it made me become an even more dedicated fan. :)
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Bloocrusader Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
always ready for service? not with that edge
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Phantasm-D-Lagosa Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Dang; that's awesome looking! That's really well made, and I love the details. I've been wanting to make one of these myself!
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xXAnemonaXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your kind comment. :)

I can encourage you to give it a try to make one yourself. :)
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cryptidhunter98 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Holy SHIT!!
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xXAnemonaXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it. :)
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NamieDanielle Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Simply amazing....
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xXAnemonaXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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NamieDanielle Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
You're welcome ^^
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JustMadAra Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Holy cow, this is so awesome :D
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xXAnemonaXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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RocketDesignRE Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I Want!!!!!!!! OMG is perfect #_#
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xXAnemonaXx Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm happy that you like it this much. :blush: Thank you. :)
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RocketDesignRE Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
;)
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DarkMousySan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Thought it was real for a second there 0.0 so cool ^-^
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xXAnemonaXx Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it is not that good. :D Thank you very much, I'm glad that you like it. :blush:
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DarkMousySan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
hey better than what I could have done ^-^
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wiggybee101 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Sweet!
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