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TUTORIAL:Love is War Megaphone by Inkfinitive TUTORIAL:Love is War Megaphone by Inkfinitive
:iconkatakara: and I had a really tough time making Miku's megaphone for our Love is War cosplay, so I made a tutorial to help out anyone else who wants to make one. We tried several different methods but this is the one that ended up working out well.



Where did you buy your megaphone?
I bought my megaphone from a Taobao agent (someone who speaks English and will order items that you want from Taobao, which is basically the Chinese version of eBay.) You give them the URL of the item you want (along with shipping address, email, etc.) and they'll order it for you. However, that still leaves you the task of finding the right item yourself on Taobao, which is entirely in Chinese. Luckily I had Google Translate and a friend to help me out with searching** (megaphones are more commonly called 'speakers', I believe.) I ended up ordering this megaphone: [link] Since it was from China, after currency conversions, it was roughly $5 USD, but the shipping and the agent fees it ended up around $45 total. The English website to order from Taobao I used is here: [link]

**If you want to search for a LIW megaphone (already painted) on taobao, search for "恋爱战争 喇叭", if you want to find just the megaphone and make it yourself, search "喇叭".
(Thanks to kookystah for the information!)

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask~
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CherryBlossomFalling Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
odd question. But how did you get a good reference picture for the Love is war symbol? (i need one for the armband's but it's still the same image) Thanks & good job with the tutorial
AjiaTaiga Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
does it still work ?
ramADAWONG Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
what's the name/brand of the spray paint you used?
Inkfinitive Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Rustoleum Painter's Touch. I honestly had no idea, having never spraypainted, and bought the cheapest I could find in the right color at Home Depot. What's more important is that the megaphone (if plastic) is sanded before spraypainting so the paint will stick.
ramADAWONG Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
oh ok thanks :)
CyanideCasey Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't quite understand how to do the symbol. How exactly do you do that?
Inkfinitive Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
You want to cut the symbol into tape so that it sticks, as if you're making a decal. Lay out strips of tape beside each other, and draw (or trace) the LIW symbol on. Cut it out, and you should have the symbol with one side sticky, and the side that you drew on not. Then you can carefully stick it on the megaphone.
joane80 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
What if i don't have any Megaphone?? Q ^ Q
What should i do??
Inkfinitive Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
You could try making one, but I'm not too sure how to go about doing that. When brainstorming how to make this cosplay, I decided simply buying a megaphone would look the best and save a lot of time.
taiganyah Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
sabes si los que aparecen en taobao sirven como megafono en realidad o nadamas son pintados
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