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Kingdom Key Keyblade Tutorial by VandorWolf Kingdom Key Keyblade Tutorial by VandorWolf
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People often ask me if/how I made my Keyblade. So I decided to post a tutorial. This was all done by memory from over a year and a half ago so I hope I got all the steps.

Supplies:
1. Wooden Pole
2. Rigid Insulation Foam (R.I.F.)
3. Wonderflex
4. Friendly Plastic
5. Box Cutter
6. Chain
7. Keyring
8. Sumo/Gorilla glue
9. Paints
10. Sander
11. Electric Drill
12. Hook
13. Pliers
14. Paintbrush
15. Electrical Tape

Sorry for any typos

Remember to be extremely careful while working on this. It's easy to hurt yourself if you aren't paying attention. Always cut away from yourself and if you don't know how to use a drill, ask someone to do it for you that knows how.
Be very careful with the glue as well. It's SUPER sticky and if it gets on your skin, it's staying there.

I wanted to get this tutorial up on my new account so here it is :3

:iconmagicalrainbowfairy: shared this link:

If you like/are comfortable making things out of wood, this is an awesome tutorial!
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:iconsbtrackrunner:
Sbtrackrunner Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
I prefer to go wood all the way. But it did turn out nice though
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soracrys Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
dose it last long ?
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FeatherStarPro Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I was wondering approximantly how long this takes??? (next con in six days.....)
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myfishy3 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
is that rigid insulation foam durable? as in, if something hits it (not hard!) is it going to crack or sink in like styrofoam would? Also, where do you get it at? I'm attempting to find it online, but its not really going to well.... (havent been able to go to any hardwear stores lately either)
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:iconluanya:
luanya Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Sorry, but I have a question. You had a tutorial that taught to hide the boobs isnīt it?
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:iconjannsie:
Jannsie Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Artist
how many inches wide should it be you know for the blade and handle?
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:iconvampiresasugurl:
VampireSasuGurl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Do you think I could use this as a base for Kairi's Keyblade?
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:iconvampiresasugurl:
VampireSasuGurl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Do you think I could use this as a base for Kairi's Keyblade?
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gunisquirrel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so great! I used some of your tips (though i had to alter a few things to fit the materials i had) to make a kingdom key of my own!

I made a video tutorial of it here: [link]
and here is the finished product: [link]

Thanks so much for this awesome tutorial!
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HafrenRiver Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist
^^""" I am soooo sorry. I didn't know it posted that many times. The computer was spazzing.
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HafrenRiver Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist
Do you have a suggestion on how long and wide the pole should be?
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:iconhafrenriver:
HafrenRiver Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist
How long and wide do you suggest the pole to be?
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:iconhafrenriver:
HafrenRiver Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist
About how long and wide do you suggest the pole to be?
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CronaDragonTrainer Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student General Artist
AWESOME TUTORIAL!
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:iconpanandreas:
Panandreas Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student General Artist
YES FINALLY A KB TUTORIAL- oh i thought i was gunna die not knowing how to make a keyblade THERE IS A COSPLAY GOD!!!!!!!!!
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SkyeRanch Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student Writer
Around how long do you think the pole should be cut?
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:iconraitenkuro:
Raitenkuro Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
How sturdy would you say the finished product is?
I intend on using these steps to work on Terra's keyblade.
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
It's pretty sturdy. You wouldn't be able to have a battle or anything with it, but it should withstand a con. But, really, it just depends on how you treat it.
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Raitenkuro Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Ohh, well that's good to know. I didn't wanna swing it behind my back for a pose at a convention and then have it... y'know.

Fall completely apart.
Bad experiences.
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Beannababy12 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
im planning on making one sometime soon!!! ty for the help!!!
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
No worries! :D
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tsunade-chan50 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
love your pic at the end ^_^
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Thank you :)
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DibujameUnCordero Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student General Artist
AWESOME!!! :D thanks a lot, this is so very useful for my cosplay :D
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
No worries! Good luck with the Keyblade :)
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:iconcdsh:
CDSH Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Student General Artist
That... looks so much easier than my Keyblade. My friend's mom is cutting it out of wood for me, by using the designs I've hand drawn. -.-"

I'm gonna try this version during winter break and give it to my best friend if I finish it. :3 Thank you so much for making this tutorial!
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
No prob :) I thought this was easier than working with wood so I thought I'd share this method ^_^
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HarunoKairi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
this helps a ton! I have some of my materials but I couldn't find any wonderflex or friendly plastic at my local stores, would clay be an easy substitute?
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
You could use clay, but very very gentle with the Keyblade. Clay will break much easier to break than wonderflex and friendly plastic.
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:iconjaystababe:
jaystababe Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ty for this!!
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kawaii-X-heart Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this tutorial but even with it being made out of all that I might still get in trouble at school for having a "weapon" when our costume day comes around. e_e So I'll just stick to my friend's Sora plushie ^3^

I might try and make this a different time when I start going to more cons :)
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andyliang935 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
hey im wondering, could you explain how you get the circular part on the bottom? its the only part i dont get
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
The circular part where Mickey is or at the bottom of the Keyblade handle?
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:iconandyliang935:
andyliang935 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
bottom of the keyblade handle.
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
If you look at the very first picture there is a hook with a screw right by the bottom. You just screw that into the bottom of the RIF by twisting it in. The second picture shows what it looks like screwed in. Guess I missed that part in the tutorial ^^; Sorry!
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andyliang935 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
oh i understood that part.
the part im refering to is the hand guard.
hmmm....
ok im talking about step 12. it doesnt really make sense to me. originally the hand guard is flat. but then you manage to make some parts circular.
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:iconcdsh:
CDSH Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Step 12 seems pretty clear to me... She glued another piece of RIF to the guard and sanded it smooth and round, is what she said.
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naruslayertildeth Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
*sora*
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naruslayertildeth Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
awsome this will look great for my first cosplay as thanks so much!signed connie kun
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orangekittykitty Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student Filmographer
I'm totally making one just to have it. :D
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xxmoonangelxx Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
ok i have 2 questions! one: did you just cut out one or two foam pieces for the key and the handguard? and two how did you get the key part to stay on the pole? im sorry those two things just kindof confused me ^^; but great tutorial! :]
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capcom65 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
R.I.F. Board hates me >___> It doesn't like me cutting it at ALL. So sadly, I must use cardboard instead T___T Oh well, what works will work...
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deidara-cos Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Student Artist
i made my keyblade out of just wood but still not as good as this.
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:icontentenkunais:
tentenkunais Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Hurray! Thank you soooo much for this! :D
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:icondeathmankid:
Deathmankid Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Sweet! I wasn't sure how to go about making a Keyblade and this will help a lot! Thanks!
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MiSsUcHiHa97 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
I wish i watch this before i make my keyblade =____=The idea of making the keyblade is so better than mine.Mine only make of tissue roll,cardboard,a stick,glue and tissue.I haven't color it yet for 2 month cause i don't have enough money to buy some color spray....
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AkuheiRyoku Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very helpful^^ too bad I bought mine T.T If I knew bout this I would have made mine.
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XxKingdomtardxX Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Thank you!! This helps a lot! I tried making a keyblade only out of wood..and it was so screwed up and too big and too heavy...this will help me out a ton thanks!!
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Saxnmm Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thx for putting this up put i got a question. What kind of hooks, Chains, keyring did you use?????
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OnTheMurderScene Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
how much did this cost to do you think?
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