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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.

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FAQ:

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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:iconcherryblossomfalling:
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
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:iconajiataiga:
AjiaTaiga Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
does it still work ?
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:iconramadawong:
ramADAWONG Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
what's the name/brand of the spray paint you used?
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:iconinkfinitive:
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.
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:iconramadawong:
ramADAWONG Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
oh ok thanks :)
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:iconcyanidecasey:
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?
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:iconinkfinitive:
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.
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:iconjoane80:
joane80 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
What if i don't have any Megaphone?? Q ^ Q
What should i do??
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:iconinkfinitive:
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.
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:icontaiganyah:
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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:iconminnieotakudreamer:
MinnieOtakuDreamer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Thankyou so much for posting this!
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:iconsygnallost:
SYGNALLOST Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ahh now i know where to do it.
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:iconkookystah:
kookystah Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
To those who are still finding these at taobao.com: you can get the megaphones with the love is war logo on them. keywords: 恋爱战争 喇叭
But if you want to make them from scratch, just copy the last 2 chinese words.
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:iconinkfinitive:
Inkfinitive Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for the information! Added it to the description.
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:iconkookystah:
kookystah Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
no probs :D
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:iconanarchistmandy93:
AnarchistMandy93 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
This is a very useful tutorial *^*
Ehm... well... I have a question! Your Megaphone, after using the spraypaint still works?
I'm going to follow your tutorial in order to create a Gumi's Love is war Megaphone! Please answer me if you could _
And sorry for my bad english! >-<
Bye byee <3
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:iconinkfinitive:
Inkfinitive Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :3
Yes, my megaphone is still fully functional!
Good luck with your megaphone!
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:iconsuperstarsagal12:
superstarsagal12 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing, i just got my megaphone today for the cosplay and i'm happy to find this, i'm cosplaying as love is war miku :3
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:iconinkfinitive:
Inkfinitive Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Awesome! Good luck with your cosplay!
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:iconsuperstarsagal12:
superstarsagal12 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :3
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:iconinkfinitive:
Inkfinitive Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! ^^
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:iconsuperstarsagal12:
superstarsagal12 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:3
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:icondarknightflight:
darknightflight Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
where did you get your megaphone? D:
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:iconinkfinitive:
Inkfinitive Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
This is becoming a fairly common question, so I added my response to the description :dummy:
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:icondarknightflight:
darknightflight Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
thank you!!! :D
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:iconinkfinitive:
Inkfinitive Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
No problem! :la:
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:iconthebananalamper:
TheBananaLamper Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Just made my life so much easier, thank you! ^^
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:iconinkfinitive:
Inkfinitive Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Glad I could help~ :dummy:
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:iconthebananalamper:
TheBananaLamper Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student General Artist
:la:
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:iconrilakumaa:
Rilakumaa Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student
arigatou 8D this is very useful heheeheh <3
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:iconinkfinitive:
Inkfinitive Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! :la:
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:iconmarmaladeskysgirl45:
MarmaladeSkysGirl45 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
this is really good ^^, i notice that there is holes or a screen at where ur suppose to speak into. will the spray paint mess it up when you speak into it or will it still be ok.
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:iconinkfinitive:
Inkfinitive Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yeah, there are holes that spraypaint can potentially get into and mess up the insides, however, when I spraypainted mine I did nothing to protect it and there was no damage done. Just in case though, I'd suggest putting some newspaper inside the place where the batteries should go when you spraypaint it.
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:iconmarmaladeskysgirl45:
MarmaladeSkysGirl45 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
ok thanks sooooo much. ur awesome
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:iconinkfinitive:
Inkfinitive Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
You're welcome~
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:iconmarmaladeskysgirl45:
MarmaladeSkysGirl45 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
^^
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:iconletsxescapexrealityx:
letsxescapexrealityx Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
oh my god tahnk you so much for this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love you so much
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:iconinkfinitive:
Inkfinitive Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! :la:
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:iconletsxescapexrealityx:
letsxescapexrealityx Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
yeah do you happen to have any other tutorial on the love is war stuff its going to be my first cosplay that im making myself and i need all the help i can get TT^TT
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:iconinkfinitive:
Inkfinitive Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
I haven't made any other tutorials, but if you have any questions about anything in particular I'll try my best to help you.
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:iconletsxescapexrealityx:
letsxescapexrealityx Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
ah well i dont know anything about making cosplay so i need all the help i can get im so nervous about this *^*
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:iconinkfinitive:
Inkfinitive Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Well you can make the entire cosplay from fabric, find clothes from a thrift store that resemble the cosplay you're going for and modify it, or you can order the entire thing online. It's definitely helpful if you know how to sew, or have someone that can sew things for you since you will likely need to make some alterations even if you buy it online.

For my first cosplay (Kirisame Marisa from Touhou) I modified basic clothing I bought from a thrift store to make it resemble the character. It's up to you where you want to start, becoming a great cosplayer takes a lot of time, effort and money~
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:iconletsxescapexrealityx:
letsxescapexrealityx Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
all right thanks for all the help
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:iconinkfinitive:
Inkfinitive Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
You're welcome~
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:iconmayumiyin:
MayumiYin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
can i make a miku zatsune one by useing this setps?
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:iconinkfinitive:
Inkfinitive Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Sure, feel free to change the colors or make any modifications to it to suit any Vocaloid you want~ :dummy:
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:iconmayumiyin:
MayumiYin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
thanks im going to make a miku zatsune love is war and wen im done i will take a pic of it
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:iconmarmaladeskysgirl45:
MarmaladeSkysGirl45 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
this is awesome :D thanks soooo much
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:iconxferoniax:
xFeroniax Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
thank you ^3^
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:iconnickshishli:
NickShishli Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
This is really helpful! Thank you very much for posting it : D
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