Tyr the Lawgiver’s sword in the video game Smite is a beast. It’s massive and includes electronic elements. Seraph Cosplay managed to make a replica of the gigantic weapon and started with simple materials and worked up. If you’re someone who gets intimidated by complex builds or diving in with new-to-you materials, start with what you know to make templates and get comfortable. This item started with cardboard and hot glue. Seraph said:
I mounted some pieces of PVC inside of the length of the sword so that I could insert the handle which was a few feet long. This would add stability to the sword as a hole so that there would be no weakness at the hilt. Where the sword stopped at the insertion into the blade, I had a PVC connector which screwed into a piece just inside of the hilt to allow the handle to be twisted and removed from the length of the sword for easier travel. So it ended up being two 4.5-5 foot long pieces.
When the body of the sword was done, it was covered in black Worbla. You can see a photo of this below. The blade was crafted from transparent Worbla, which may not have been ideal:
I constructed the blade from transparent Worbla, which I would really only recommend using for small pieces. I had to double-up the thickness for the blade to not be so flimsy, but it was still very flimsy. I used hot glue to connect the edges of the blade. It also added quite a bit of weight to the sword, which was already large to begin with. I’d say the sword ended up weighing around 15 pounds.
See more images of the prop coming together and get more how-to info in this Facebook album.