Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Comic-Con Hammer

So, as some of you may know, for my 21st birthday, I got tickets for me and my girlfriend to go to... COMIC-CON!

For the last couple of days now, I have been working on a prop hammer for my girlfriends costume. She is planning on going as the ever illustrious Ramona Flowers (see below) from the amazing Scott Pilgrim comic book series.

Ramona's weapon of choice in this series is a large hammer. (+2 against girls)

I have a few pictures from the creation process...

The first step was to make the basic shape of the sledgehammer, I did this by stacking 20 strips of cardboard on top of each other. (Alyx's idea)

Then comes the paper mache...

And then the trusty "Stone texture in a spray can" (no joke) and...



A mighty looking, yet lightweight hammer that won't be too much of a burden to carry around all day.

FUN FACT: When George Lucas first dreamed up Star Wars, he envisioned his main character being named Luke "Starkiller" Rather than Skywalker... Oh yeah, and he also wanted him to be a midget.


  1. So THAT'S the seeeecret.

    While I'm still not quite up on the Scott Pilgrim (yet), I do think that your prop looks sweeter than sweet.

  2. How did you affix it to the wood? I am making something similar with my girlfriend for her hammer, but was gonna use foam. But I need to figure out how to affix it.