This is pretty much all there was to Lightning’s crimson sword. The hardest part was figuring out how big to make it. Since Lightning’s not a very proportionate character to begin with (super long legs and unrealistically skinny), deciding on sword measurements was tricky, but I'm thrilled with the results.
The craft foam I used was bought at Joann Fabrics. The Masonite board was bought at my local hardware store.
For best results, spray paint the pieces after applying 3 coats of mod-podge (or wood glue), then glue them to the board. I used contact cement to adhere them.
As with all of my swords, I dropped some super-glue on the sword’s tip for extra reinforcement.
I totally cheated on the crystal design (since my drawing skills suck). I printed the design off from an image I found online, cut it out with an exacto knife and taped the design onto the sword using clear tape. I then painted over the crystal with white paint and painted the edges of the tape red to blend it in.
Note: Lightning’s crimson sword has 2 different shades of red. The piece with the crystal is a bright shade of red and the rest is dark red.