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Bisento Completed by Celyddon Bisento Completed by Celyddon
*yes, I know the picture is grainy, I blame the auto-settings on my camera.  It's hard to take pics of yourself when you're by yourself.*

It's done!  There are still a couple of spots needing spraypaint touch-ups, but otherwise I'm really pleased with the results.  The staff is sectioned, so I can disassemble it for transportation.  Usually, I don't take pics of myself with my props, but this was more for perspective--the bisento is nearly 7 feet tall.  I'm still a little torn over it, because the cosplay fandom has usually made the bisento around 5 feet in length--more of a short spear.  However, I felt a bisento was more of a long spear/halberd type weapon meant to give reach, so I made it proportional to myself.  Historically, they were apparently 7-8 feet in length when used in medieval times.

This is constructed out of PVC pipe (2 x 36in sections), a 36" wooden dowel with lots of duct tape around it to hold the two sections together, white cotton bias tape that I made a long time ago, and the blade head is made of many things which can be read about in my gallery entry for it.  The paint I used is bright blue Krylon Fusion for the staff body, metallic silver Ceramcoat for the 'sharp' portion of the blade, and matte black Ceramcoat for the body of the blade.  The ornamentation is done with 24k metallic gold Ceramcoat.  (I swear by Ceramcoat acrylics.  They are the best quality I've found; they're like the Jacquard of acrylics.)
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NoFearKira Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Is the PVC pipe all one length or is that in pieces.....I plan on doing the cosplay as well and I would really like to make the staff myself instead of having to buy it....only cuz I think I could make it better than a bought one....that is not in a first attempt thou Sweating a little... 
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Celyddon Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The PVC pipe is in two pieces--three if you count the dowel going up between them.  I did a tutorial on our podcast showing how I did it...where did I put that link...ah.  Here.

cospod.org/Episodes/Episodes%2…

In that episode, I used the same PVC pieces to teach the tutorial on making segmented staves in general.  It should help you out.  It's actually an incredibly straightforward process and cheap.
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NoFearKira Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
That was really helpful thank you ^_^
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Celyddon Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem.
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saiyamanmasenko Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Very nice.  You did a wonderful job.
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Celyddon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!  :)
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