I made a thing!
This is my first attempt at making a foam prop, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I used a foam dowel for the handle, and #evafoam mats for the guard and the blade, with craft foam for the detailing. It's fun to see what I ended up with when I started from scratch. @punishedprops and @kamuicosplay and @odinmakes are amazing sources of inspiration and tutorials and anyone interested in starting to make foam props or costumes would do well to check them out. I have big plans for future builds, but I'm pretty excited for this being my first thing :)