Monster Hunter series
"Yukumono Soubi"
How to make Knife

Making pattern paper materials
-"Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan) 5piece
-Scotch tape(Sellotape) 3piece
-Packaging tape(parcel tape) 1piece

Main materials
"Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)"
->5mm thick 100cm X 150cm
->10mm thick 100cm X 10cm
-Synthetic leather 100cm X 20cm
-Instant glue 5pieces(It's convenient if there is also Instant gule Accelerator Spray)
-Hot melt(glue gun) 10piece(It's convenient if there is also Air duster for cooling))
-Wire 50cm

Painting materials
1.Case of Gesso painting
-Gesso 50ml
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint,Lacquer Spray) or acrylic paint proper quantity

2.Case of "Bond G17" painting
-"Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) 100ml
-lacquer thinner 100ml
-Paintbrush(Disposable premise ) 1piece
-Paper cup,bowl etc.(Disposable premise ) 1piece
-Bottle lacquer paint proper quantity
-Lacquer Spray proper quantity
-Masking tape 1piece

[cost of materials]
2000Yen (about 100Yen = 1dollar)

[Tools used]
Indispensable tools
-Writing implement(Pencil,eraser,ballpoint,Magic Marker,ruler)
-Box cutter(It's good to change "Pro blade". Moreover,It will become convenient if there is also "Blade breaker")
-Cutting mat
-Hot melt(glue gun)
-Paint tools, such as a paintbrush

Convenient thing when it is
-Craft Knife

[Work time]


[Pattern paper data]
Pattern paper display It will become full scale, If it print by magnification 100%.
-It may not be displayed in a browser.In that case save on desktop.and open.
- Grid in edge of pattern paper is standard that confirm about printing by magnification 100%.
-Mention called "x1","x2" etc are number of cutting pieces.
If you need both shoulder ,both legs etc,cut number of double.
-Mention called "2mm","5mm" etc are thick of "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".

[How to make]
Make Pattern paper by "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan).

Cut out materials based on a Pattern paper.
Cut out 5mm thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".

It's Japanese most famous material for cosplay props.
It's a soft board, and it can be bended.(Details are here.)
And "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)" is sold only in Japan.

Then, if you live in except japan, you must use other materials.
A EVA board is usable in substitution for "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
It's called EVA foam, EVAzote, too.
Many world cosplayers are using EVA board.
(I don't know well about EVA board, sorry. Plase study by Google)
Or, basicly soft and can bended board is substitutes.
Then find the materials in your country.

I don't know material information of except japan.
Then you must call for help to your country cosplayers, if you know more information of materials.
There are many world cosplayers in Worldcosplay.
Please find your contry cosplayer by this site. And ask them.

Or, ask japanese material shops that the shop can send "Lion board" to your country.
Thease are shops selling "Lion board". This site has Japanese page only. This site has English page too.
【5mm厚】通常&特大サイズ - 基本のサイズ、複数枚セットで買うとさらにお得



At first, use sharp blade. For example, "Pro Blade".
This is so sharp.
In addition, use big size Box cutter.
Big size can cut well more than small size.
←10piece ←50piece

When you cut, put "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)" on Cutting mat.
Don't cut in the air, while holding by hand.
Break a b blade frequentry, if you feel sharpness of using blade became bad.
If you want to do work more speedy, use "Running fire box cutter","Blade breaker".
"Running fire box cutter" can have 6 pieces blade inside.
"Blade breaker" can break easy and speedy.

Use Craft Knife, if you cut small ornaments etc Craft Knife can't cut well.

Dig a dtich at center. Paste a wire with Hot melt(glue gun).

Make the same thing one more. Cut out 5mm thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
Paste together with Instant glue.

Cut out materials based on a Pattern paper.
Cut out 10mm thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".

【10mm厚】通常&特大サイズ - 基本のサイズ、複数枚セットで買うとさらにお得



Paste together with Instant glue.
If you use Instant gule Accelerator too,
pasting time will be 2 or 3 seconds.
Watch movie using it.


←100ml←180ml ←420ml



Shave corner with Box cutter.

Toast with Lighter and remove corner.


Make a blade.
Cut out materials based on a Pattern paper.
Cut out "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan).
Fold in half. Make thing cutting 5mm thick "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)" small. Paste with Instant glue.

Paste with Instant glue.

Paste the blade to body. Paste with Instant glue.

When paint direct Lacquer Spray and acrylic paint,color is not beautifull.(example)
So you should paint undercoat.
There are two kinds of methods for painting undercoat.

1.Gesso painting (this is easy method)
Gesso don't contain thinner.Accordingly there is not smell worry.
It's only paintig by bruch, very can use Acrylic paint as paint.
This method is recommend for weapons, small articles, two or three pieces armors.
But it's easy to peel off than Gesso painting (this is easy method).
Then it's is slightly unsuitable for moving armor and armorset etc.

Details are here.

Undercort->Gesso or Black Gesso

Paint->Lacquer Spray or Bottle lacquer paint or acrylic paint

2."Bond G17" painting (this is hard method)
It's fill thinner smell in room.Accordingly use outside of a room.
This is onerous method, but it's not hard to peel off. It's almighty method.
Then it's suitable for moving armor and armorset etc.
Details are here.

Undercort->"Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) thined with lacquer thinner
-for big things

In subsequent explanation is use "Bond G17" painting.
But Gesso painting is easy to use.

Paint "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan) thined with lacquer thinner at 3 or 4 times.
Don't use fire after painting. Don' use Lighter. The parts will be charred in seconds.

Desiccate for 4 or 5 hours.(It may become dry for 1 or 2 hours, but Desiccating for 4 or 5 hours is better.)

Paint gray color as undercoat color with Lacquer Spray.

Paint Bottle lacquer paint with paintbrush.

When paint Bottle lacquer paint, There should just be paintbrush,silicon cup(Use as paint plate. Easy to peel after dry.),
mixing colors stick,thinner.

Paint with Lacquer Spray.

Cut Synthetic leather to belt form. Paste with Hot melt(glue gun).

Below are completed things.

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