Need a prop sword for your costume? You could go with a foam design or purchase a weapon, but Titus from Towering Props has a tutorial explaining how to make your own from a practice sword and makes it look easy. Plus, he shows you can do it for about $50. You just need to gather the following materials and tools (if you don’t have the tools on hand, it will cost more):
Cold Steal practice sword
Asst. colors of spray paint
Asst. acrylic craft paint
Zip lock bags
Rustoleum universal spray paint
Even if you don’t need a sword, the tutorial is worth a watch because you can learn how to add a metallic finish and weathering to your cosplay props or armor.