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Guilty Gear Anchor Tutorial by AllFades Guilty Gear Anchor Tutorial by AllFades
Someone asked me recently for a tutorial for my Anchor from my Guilty Gear cosplay so here it is!

Good luck to anyone who wants to use it and just ask if you have any more questions!

EDIT: The anchor weighs 9.2 lbs or 4.2 kg! =)
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:iconyorkieangel01:
Yorkieangel01 Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
What pattern did you use for the actual dress for May?
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grim-knuckles Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
I'm gonna be honest here, I'm definitely going to be using this build to make my anchor for my Nautilus cosplay for K-con 2016 >.< then all that'll be left is the armour ._. that part is gonna be hel.
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Ze-Saol Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Student Writer
what was the total time it took to make this?
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rambolambo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is perfect!!! It's exactly the tutorial I was looking for. Though I'm planning on making my own anchor out of EVA closed cell foam sheets and liquid latex for the exterior coating. Do you know if those materials would be lighter or heavier than the ones you used? *Is a total cosplay virgin* ^//////^
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Megumi-Nightmare Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Amazing! *0* Thanks for you post
Sorry my english is so nasty x3
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trmbngrl Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Artist
Oh lord thank you so much for this!
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monetclaude Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the awesome instructions! I'm making a Nautilus cosplay from League of Legends and I was looking for an anchor tutorial :)
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:iconallfades:
AllFades Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! =D I hope it helps!
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Melissa-Janet Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much! I am making this anchor too and I would not be able to get as far as I am now without your help... Mine is probably A bit bigger because mine already weighs WAY more then yours... And I am still bussy with the papier maché!

still thanks for your help!:aww:
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AllFades Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! I'm so glad this has been helpful for you! =) Thanks so much for commenting and letting me know, it makes me happy to know it's helped someone!
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Melissa-Janet Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I finished it a while ago, it might not be as pretty as yours but I'm very happy~

I got pictures of it on DA if you want to look~ :3
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VP-Land-of-La Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! 2 questions. First, you said the out door paint, wood glue, and plaster was "suppose" to make your anchor more durable, I don't know how long it's been since you made it but do you think the mix worked well? I'm not trying to be skeptical, just curious ^^; I'm trying to find a good way to make my sword for Toon Link from Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure, which leads to my second question. Do you think this method would be appropriate for Toon Links Sword?

Again, amazing work!!! :D
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that's huge!
and so light!
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BlackMageDark Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Omg your anchor looks amazing!! Nice tutorial!
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craiganater Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
have you thought of spraying expanding foam and carving that into the shape?
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:iconallfades:
AllFades Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea at this point I've found several better ways to do this, but this was how I did it in 2008 so I've learned a lot since then. Really though I don't think expanding foam would be any easier because of how messy it is and with the sheets you can get an even layer you can start from. If I were to do it again I'd just use a different type of sheet foam that they use for building houses it's a lot denser and cuts better. Have you had any experience with expanding foam? I haven't really had a reason to try and use it yet =)
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craiganater Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
do you mean the pink insulation foam sheets? i hear they are the best thing but i can't find any at my hardware store.
I use expanding foam for more rounder shapes really, im not sure how easy it would be to cut and smooth flat the stuff but for rounder things its awesome, just cut it witrh a knife to the vague shape then sand it with a piece of sand paper smooth, paper mache then paint.
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AllFades Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes exactly those! Since I don't do a lot of rounded shapes normally I carve flat planes. You can't find them at any hardware store? Sometimes they are blue depending on the store =o I should definitely try out the expanding foam though it sounds great! Is it really messy to use or pretty easy clean up? Probably essentially the same method though! Thanks for letting me know about it =)
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craiganater Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
i could find sheets for normal foam, but not the strong insulation sheets, it sucks.
It gets really messy depending how you do it, you have to make a shape what you want out of cardboard first, spray a little bit onto the shape and let it expand over nit and what not, if there are bits that need filling you just spray a tiny bit in there, I might upload my photos of the stuff I've done with it as example for you then.
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Seallux Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
very handy and helpfull tutorail thanks :D this will help when i try making sol badguy weapons :D unless you have specific tutorail for that too ? XD
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AllFades Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem! Hahaha! Unfortunately I don't have a tutorial for Sol but I've used this method with four or five big props now so Sol's shouldn't be too hard to do with it =D Good luck! And let me know how it turns out if you remember =)
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Seallux Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
alright i'll let ya know ^^~ once i finish his , also i watched ya new friend :3 ~hugs~ ^^~ thanks
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AllFades Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'll watch you too so make sure you post a picture of your cosplay/prop! (ohhh~ I'm assuming you're going to cosplay Sol >.< are you? )
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Seallux Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
of course :) be kinda weird without it being a cosplay to hold it xD hehe , i still need to make it though ^^~ i hope ya like it when i finish it :D
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chibi-koala Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm trying to make an anchor myself for my May costume next year. What were the dimensions for the dowel rod that you used?
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AllFades Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm pretty sure it was a 3/4 in dowel rod =) the height will depend on how tall you are! Good luck! I'd love to see pictures!
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ukepile Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much! :)
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AllFades Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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Lilith9393 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Amazing anchor ^^ I must do one myself so your tutorial will be really helpful. But I have one question: what is the weight of it??
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AllFades Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You know that's a good question. It wasn't too heavy for me to carry around all day and hoist onto my shoulder but I go home next week I'll weigh it then and get back to you ok? =)
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Lilith9393 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Ok thanks ^^ If it wasn't to heavy it's good I can breathe again XDThanks soooo much :tighthug:
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AllFades Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea! I weighed it today and it's only 9.2 pounds or 4.2 kilograms =) a little weighty but not too much for the size for sure =D
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Lilith9393 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Yeah the number is really small for such a big thing X3, thanks very, very much *3*
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red-X-snow Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Student General Artist
Extremely helpful! Thank You!
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:iconallfades:
AllFades Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! =) Let me know if you have any questions!
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gaatar Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
how much did this cost you?? I want to make Mays anchor too, but I don't want to spend too much on it, Since I don't think I'll be using it much
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AllFades Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ummmm~ Not a whole lot really. The styrofoam cost $10, the wood base cost about $5, the dowel cost about $5, then paper and glue and paint, maybe another $10-$15. You can go and scout out prices and supplies at Home Depot but I'd say $30-$40 dollars is insanely cheap for a decent prop of this size. I did have all the power tools on hand already though so if you don't have those it's going to cost a lot more. I hope that helped =)
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gaatar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
ok, thank you so much! ^U^
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ObakaCheshire Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Interesting take on may's anchor. :D hmmm... I'm having trouble with Robo-Ky's weapon well...Ky's weapons copy.... ^^; may I use this tutorial for it? :D
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AllFades Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely! That's what it's there for! I've used this method for three other weapons and I think it works really well and still be light and well within most con rules. Let me know if you have any troubles or questions and I can try to help. =)
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ObakaCheshire Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
Ah thank you. :D and yeah I'll be needing help with it, I'm sure...when it comes to cosplays, some are so good, but seem Scary to do. Robo or Ky himself is one of them. T_T
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xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
That's hecka cool!
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AllFades Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thank you so much! :heart: And you're the other half of twinzik aren't you? Thanks for commenting it made my day I really look up to your cosplays!
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xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
^^; I am the other half, yeah! I saw this tut. on the twin's favorites so I had to check it out! Great job~
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Kitsoru-san Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Man, how have I not seen this yet XD

:+fav:'d! Been meaning to make this for years now.
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miyurii Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
AHH THANK YOU SO MUCH!
:D

THIS IS SO HELPFUL! But since you had to pack the paper mache on, it looks heavy. How much did it weigh? D:
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AllFades Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't have to pack the paper mache on it's only like two or three layers and it was a bit heavy but I was able to carte it around the convention on my shoulder all weekend without a problem. ^^ I honestly couldn't tell you how much it weighs since I never weighed it but it honestly wasn't that bad for a prop this big. The whole reason I made it like this was so I could carry it around.
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miyurii Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, okay thanks! :)
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MoonytheWolf333 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
I loved your anchor. O: It was amazing.

It's really nice of you to make a tutorial too, because I'm sure a bunch of people have problems making it. XD
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Haku-X Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Psh, i just carry around a giant iron anchor :p
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