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(09/25/1998•13:03) Grim Reaper Scythe [edit]Archive Message 
by Greg Knoch

Hello,

I'm working on improving my Grim Reaper cosutme this year. Each year I add more and more to it as money and time allow. This year I want to add the clasic looking Scythe. Does anyone know where to pick up one at? I've looked on line and at the costume stores but they have the cheesy little plastic ones. I'm not against making one and it appears I will have to. Any hints or tips would be great.

Thanks..

Greg


(09/26/1998•03:28) You can try a place that sells gardening/farming tools...but that might be a bit [edit]Archive Message 
by William Yu

I think you can make a pretty good one.

Obviously, you have to start out with a staff/pole of some sort. The image in my head says the best staff to use should be crooked and knobbly and very dark in color. Unfortunately, I doubt you can go to a local Home Depot and find such poles shaped in this fashion. Perhaps the best way to go would be to checked out your local forest areas and see if you can't find something that works well. If not, I personally would get a thick pole from the local lumberyard and hack away at it to make it more 'evil' looking.

As for the color, I don't thinking using paint is a good idea. I think a dark wood stain will produce a better effect. Perhaps highlight a few 'veins' with dark-cherry stain. The other color I prefer is dark ash. (Well, there goes an idea -- throw the pole onto the barbeque pit and roast it until it's black.)

For the scythe blade, there are many ways to go. You could use the technique I use for either my helmets or my chakram -- speckling paste over paper mache or thin cardboard glued together, paint over cover with silver/chrome spray paint. As for attaching the blade, you can drill a few holes and tie it together -- or cut a slot in the staff, slide the blade in and place a screw through -- or design the blade to be wide enough for the staff to slide into the blade.


(09/30/2004•10:23) You can try a place that sells gardening/farming tools...but that might be a bit [edit]Richard 
Yo... Where might I buy a good quality "Grim Reaper" costume? I also , would inprove it throughout the years...so a quality "Robe" would be essential!... TY Richard.... ret3@hotmail.com


(05/18/2005•18:58) You can try a place that sells gardening/farming tools...but that might be a bit [edit]zoro 
well id get the cheep blade for a template and make the blade out of wood use the drywall compund ad papre idea to cover the blade then paint it with the shiny silver spray paint good luck



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