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Marceline's Bass Guitar by margo98 Marceline's Bass Guitar by margo98
Finally finished with Marceline's axe bass guitar! I started it on Monday (6/6) and finished this morning. I made it out of insulation foam, sanded it, gorilla glued it, painted it, and detailed it all by myself. This is the first prop I've ever made for a cosplay and I'm very happy with how it turned out. Stay tuned later this weekend for pictures of my complete Marceline cosplay!

EDIT: A quick summary of how this was made-
I used the pink insulation foam from home depot, shaped it with a saw, glued it together with Gorilla Glue, let it dry. I painted it with Mod Podge (gesso), let it dry, paint it with acrylic. The strings are just silver elastic that you can buy at any craft store. The nobs are painted bottle caps. The tuner prongs on the top are just little wooden nobs that I bought at a craft store too.
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GoldenLotus99 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Can you tell me how long and thick it is?
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AlexLeeEngels Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  New member
Could i have the dimensions for the guitar?
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KathytheGoth Featured By Owner Edited Jun 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Was mod podge supposed to be to seal it?
Because when I did it I don't think it worked right,the paint melted and sunk into the foam still....my axe bass came out a little weird because of the texture
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margo98 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
What kind of foam did you use? I used pink insulation housing foam. Yes, the pod podge did act as a sealant and primer for my acrylic paint. I waited for it to completely dry before using the paint.
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KathytheGoth Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student General Artist
I used blue insulation foam,its about the same right?
However I did find out why it didn't work %100,because I didn't put enough coatings,and I didn't have enough mod podge :iconderpyderpplz:
But I solved the problem ^^
But I will be sure to keep that in mind next time
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gezjenk Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
how did you attach the handle to the head or did you just make the entire thing out of a single piece of foam?
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margo98 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Technically it was made from 6 separate pieces of foam. two pieces stacked on top of each other for the head, two for the neck, and two for the axe part. I cut a sort of puzzle piece wedge to interlock the pieces together. I glued it all together with Gorilla Glue. Hope this helps!
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gezjenk Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
that helps a lot. thanks
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Kagome-245 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
OMG im going as Marceline for a CT con i really wish u were selling it i would totally buy it about how much did it cost to make?
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margo98 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Not for sale, sorry. I probably spent about $40 for the materials
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