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Make a shield that barely costs you anything and looks so much more authentic than anything bought in a store:)
This is so fun, so easy, and so inexpensive! I found a pizza pan at Wal-Mart for like $5, had some leftover sculpey clay, gold spray paint, and puffy paint lying around, so all in all I only had to pay $5 on this whole shield, and it looks SOOOO much better than anything I could have bought pre-made in a store. Now I totally forgot to add a handle and ended up using packing tape on the back, which I definitely do NOT recommend....i would recommend using some kind of rivets before you start all these steps.

My husband and I made our ENTIRE costumes....we spend WAY too much time on them haha but we loved them. I was Athena and he was Perseus. The rest of our costumes were mostly sewn or made out of fun foam that we painted:) We were definitely proud of them!

Posted by Art Princess from San Diego, California, United States • Published See Art Princess's 8 projects »

  • How to make a weapon. Athena's Shield - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take your pizza pan and some sculpey clay (doesn't matter what color since you will be painting over it) and sculpt whatever you want on the shield. Then bake it at whatever temperature your clay needs to be baked at and just bake it while it's on the pizza pan so you don't have to lift it while it's still in danger of messing up.

  • How to make a weapon. Athena's Shield - Step 2
    Step 2

    After bonding the hardened clay to the pizza pan (since I'm late posting this and it was a few months ago, I don't remember what the stuff I used was called, my dad was nice enough to help me with that step.) then take your puffy paint and make designs around the perimeter of your shield:)

  • How to make a weapon. Athena's Shield - Step 3
    Step 3

    After all the puffy paint is dry, you get to spray paint it gold! (or silver, whatever floats your boat:)) Now you get to enjoy your new shield!:D

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Seth W.
Seth W. · Westfield, New Jersey, US
This is like Annabeth's shield from Percy Jackson. Happy
Art Princess
Art Princess · San Diego, California, US · 8 projects
Really? What book?
Caaryn S.
Caaryn S. · 2 projects
In the Percy Jackson series Thalia Grace uses and has the shield for the majority of the series Happy
Also I really love your shield and the tutorial Happy
† Wayward Deer †
† Wayward Deer † · Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US · 7 projects
there is a character in a book who has a shild like that
Art Princess
Art Princess · San Diego, California, US · 8 projects
Thank you! And it's really fun to make! Make sure to let me know if you do make one! I'd like to see!Happy
Joy K.
Joy K. · Garland, Texas, US · 80 projects
Awesome tute! I just love the idea and can't wait to make one to hang up!
Art Princess
Art Princess · San Diego, California, US · 8 projects
Medusa used to be beautiful but was turned into a gorgon by Athena after she caught Medusa and Poseidon getting it down in her temple. After Perseus killed Medusa, he gave her head to Athena, who placed it on her shield. So it is Athena's shield, but I can see how you would have thought it looked like Medusa's lol Thank you everyone for your comments though!Happy
Franisima c.
Franisima c. · Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, CL
to me seems more like medusa's shield...
anyway great!
michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects

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Your right! It does look really fantastic. Happy

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