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TF2 Sniper real leather quiver by greenzaku TF2 Sniper real leather quiver by greenzaku
Same deal as with the leather pouch here at [link]

I realise I could make this entirely out of corrugated cardboard and it would be a very nice cosplay prop already, but seeing that I have ready access to leather offcuts and the tools to work it...it dawned on me that I could go ahead and make a REAL quiver. (Well that's what I assume it is, since arrows appear in it when you equip the Huntsman, and the kukri is drawn from his side.)

This was a bit more complex, but I've left the plan up for people to follow. I am a total noob in leatherworking and I'm certain this thing might offend the sensibilities of DA's very skilled resident leatherworkers and bowyers, but then I'm self-taught and don't have complex tools.

E-cookies for whoever can guess why I added a little adjustable buckle for the smaller strap near the top even though its not on the canon images of Sniper ;). To paraphrase Engie, it solves _practical problems_.

FORGOT TO ADD IN THE IMAGE: At top right, the three rectangular pieces are made of DIFFERENT THICKNESSES of leather. From left to right, the first is two very HARD (like heavy boots) pieces sandwiching a piece of foam, the second is SOFT (like upholstry sort of texture), and the last one is a single layer of the HARD stuff.
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REGirll Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh this is great! I made the pouch out of leftover materials I had using your pouch tutorial. It was amazingly helpful and turned out perfectly. I'm currently working on this one and I just wanted to ask how long in inches is the main body of the quiver? I can tell it's over 12 inches obviously but you don't have it labeled in the photo. Even a good guess/estimation would be fine, I'd just like an idea.

Thank you very much and rely soon C:
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REGirll Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh pft, never mind, Once I downloaded the picture I can see all the measurements clearly. My bad, I probably should have done that first x__x 
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CanaanSGL Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so very helpful! Will this work if I were to use khaki fabric?
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
There should be no problem at all, however you may want to look into putting a small piece of wood or other harder/thicker in the bottom to keep it internally rigid as I have used a bit of foam here and a different thickness of leather for one of the walls and two layers on the bottom.
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CanaanSGL Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, thank you!
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Agent-of-HYDRA Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
wait shouldn't that bottom measurement be a straight up 8 instead of 8.5? 2X3 for the sides and 2 for the middle?
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
The extra 0.5cm is to cover the edges of the thicker side piece.
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crazydude159 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Student Artist
I have a weird question
Are you Chinese or Vietnamese?
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
I'm Chinese. :)
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crazydude159 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Student Artist
OK
And nice gun too though
And im Vietnamese
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
:D Pleased to meet you. Why did you ask if I was Vietnamese?
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crazydude159 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Student Artist
Because you look like one
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Dev-pan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
wow this is awesome.. im gonna try and go as sniper this year for Supernova (pop culture festival) i got the suitable shirt (forgot to buy long sleeve, so its a short sleeve but same length as the sniper's folded up sleeve) and sunglasses, and i got similar trousers and shoes, (not 100% accurate, unfortunately,) now all i need is the rifle(gonna make) , pouch, quiver, vest, and hat.. now, the question is, WILL this work if i make the quiver out of cardboard? (same question for the pouch,) and how can i get a good vest? please help me, T^T (buying a 89% accurate hat from a friend, for 3 dollars.)
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
I'd suggest thicker corrugated cardboard with strong glue for the quiver, not the thinner sort, it should work fine if you use a sharp cutting knife so that it doesn't pucker badly :)

The vest was time consuming. I bought a plain polar fleece vest and a tiny scrap of polar fleece fabric for the pockets. The paler brown section on top was cut from an old brown T-shirt. The grey edgings are actually pale grey bias binding bought as strips in stores.

Finally, buttons are sewn on the pockets. The bullets were made with foam clay.
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Dev-pan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
ahhh crap... making the quiver, rifle and pouch wouldnt be a problem since i have enough hotglue and PVA and also a heap of cardboard boxes.. but the vest would be a serious problem for me, my dad's not happy about me buying all the materials, and i wouldnt even know which stores to get it from.
Also i dont know how to sew things... but thankfully as for the bullets, i have 3 neutralized bullets in my possession.. all rifle rounds, do you know of any other way to get the vest? like maybe a fishing store might have a similar looking vest.
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Fishing, camping and military surplus stores will have twin-pocket vests, but the ones that most closely resemble Sniper's are quite expensive and often very large-sized (I note from your profile you are 14).

You may be able to get lucky at Salvos or other Op-shops. However, I also notice you are in Australia and there is a less expensive model of two-pocket vest sold at Lowes clothing stores. But it might no longer be in the range. I do however have one of my own that I could sell/trade off very cheaply and you can PM me if you are interested.
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Dev-pan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
hahaha thanks. but i luckily found a polham jacket which looks similar to the sniper's one, (except its grey and black,so i just cut the sleeves off and im gonna make the bullet holder(?) on the chest. the rifle is half way done, :) thanks anyway. but could you upload the image of the vest?
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X2010 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student Photographer
Oh wow this will come in handy cause I'm doing a Sniper cosplay & I have a kukri for it lol
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
I'm glad its useful! :D
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X2010 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Student Photographer
Any idea would I would find leather that I can use to be made?
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Aside from garage stores or craft shops, try shops that sell saddlery or equestrian goods. Horses need to have saddles custom-fit and there may be an artisan attached to the shop who is willing to sell odd pieces quite cheaply. Also, looking up 'leather' in yellow pages or business directories is useful. :)
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X2010 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Student Photographer
Alright cool, thanks for the help =D
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KaizokuOne Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
o_o Crikey
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JeraziahDragonMedic Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
That`s really great tutorial of his quiver!
And thx for putting it up! ;D
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
LOL its been up for more than a year. But I'm glad it continues to be useful
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JeraziahDragonMedic Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
xDD it sure is ;)
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JigsawLovesPancakes Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Dude that's fly : D
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labassistant008 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
You saved my day, today!

I have been searching for a proper tutorial, and have been asking people above that quiver, to hpw to do that, but I haven't recieved any answers... They're probably ignoring me for being a 'beginner' heh.

So I really wanna thank you, this one will be useful when I am going to work on the quiver for my Sniper cosplay! ^^

THANKS! :iconworshipplz:
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Glad that its useful! Just remember to take note that if you do use real leather, different thicknesses are used here. Otherwise its easy to make using fake leather, hard cloth or even cardboard :)
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labassistant008 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
I keep that in mind! ^^ I am really thankful still
that you have made these tutorials! ^^
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Panfake Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Student General Artist
Wow, Dude ^^
I find it really really respectable from you, that you making these tutorials of your Cosplay Items.
You know some of the good Cosplayers are too conceited to help others, dunno why.
Its so sad that some Cosplayers think they to are a cut above others or something like that.
So, go on ,keep your work up ^^
Maybe I can use your tutorials some day : D"
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Sometimes I think the good cosplayers just get exhausted you know...too many people asking for help. I'm not actually that good, I just make leather stuff sometimes for non-cosplay reasons and figured I might as well make something practical for use long after the cosplay is over. Feel free to use the design if you like lol!
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Panfake Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Student General Artist
Yeah okay it can get on your nervs when people ask you again and again and again. I dunno how many people have asked me about my Headset (it isnt so great in my opinion, ive seen Headsets wich are much better then mine Oo) but its okay, I'll explain it again and again, never mind^^
But some of those Elite cosplayer just say things like:"I wont tell you, get your own Ideas" or "Its a secret" and I find that really not nice.
So I pull my Hat for People like you who even make turtorials.
:3 Thanks a lot, Though Guy, some Day I may could use it as a reference ^^
*huggies*
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Yep...that attitude REALLY gets on my nerves too. In fact, on a foreign cosplay forum that I'm on, there is even a faction of cosplayers who:

- no longer go to events because they consider regular photographers and members of the public with cameras 'not professional enough' - so they only go to arranged photoshoots with pro photographers

- spend 4-digit sums on cosplays (I've heard of US$2700 spent)and then post saying that people who spend less than $250 are putting in the effort

- Get plastic surgery for the sake of looking anime-ish

- and yes, act really snobbish

My perspective is that the reason they don't talk about their 'techniques' is because they have none...they had enough cash to pay someone to make everything ;)
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Panfake Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Student General Artist
O_O WTF!?
Okay some people really overdo Cosplay...wow.
At least its a Hobby and just for fun, right?
Wow...some people are so nuts xD


yeah xD I am honest, I need help with my Cosplays, because I can't sew but I did all I can and dont pay some proffesionals for makin ma damn Cosplay xD" lolz...
some of these think theyre better Humans because they cosplay awesome thats so funny.
Once i met such Cosplayers on a Convention and I got their missbehavoir accidently on Tape xD looking at this makes me laugh every time- they were so snobbish xD
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
To be honest, I don't find it wrong if people spend a lot of money on cosplay, if they can and want to; or if they get someone to make things for them. The most important thing is that it still remains enjoyable for yourself and everyone else. Snobbishness spoils the fun.
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Panfake Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Student General Artist
No theres nothing wrong at spending a shitload of Money so you have better chances to create something really good, I just don't like that some People are putting a lot of Money as a Standart of beein a good cosplayer anyway.
Yap, agreed :)
So I like good cosplayers wich are nice to their colleagues.Like you ^^
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funfunfunfunfun Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER
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Tsurumaru Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
OH MY GOD.


DO WANT.

PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS DELICIOUS AND HOLY TELL ME YOU TAKE COMMISIONS ON THESE.

/CAPSPAM
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Commissions? I have no idea mate...while I'm really flattered you think its good enough for that...To tell the truth this is probably my fifth or sixth leatherwork piece ever. Even now its apparent to me that its got design flaws. I'll probably get some more thin strips of leather to cover the exposed stitching and protect it from friction wear and have to explore other sorts of stitching in the future.

That, and the pouch plus this project have depleted my current store of of the softer leather. I could nip down to any secondhand charity shop and grab decent sized sheets of synthetic leather; but then it comes the fact that I really live down under, and the postage cost would be really prohibitive.

My advice would be to take the design/layout and speak to a professional in the saddelry or leather business. He or she would probably be able to make the same thing for you, with lots of improvements.
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