I am know for my Jason costumes and life-sized displays (SirBrad FX) I use a foam one that is made from a real machete and looks like the real one. I also paint my own and weather them myself as well. You can see my life-sized Roy holding it before I repainted it. I forget what store I got it from but sometimes eBay has them. I could make them but I am too busy with costumes as it is.
Thanks! Many years of experience lol. I do a lot to them and it is very time consuming and laborious. I use the concrete, sand paper, dremel, knives, brushes, etc until I achieve the right look.
The laborious process continues.
These clothes are small for a life-sized with the huge gut as they are a commission for someone smaller, but barely got them on with all the bulk to show it. Straps also can tie around as usual as they are long. Has the standard bloody chunks of flesh and bone fragments and all wet looking.
The big dog will once again hunt...
Another one almost complete!
Constructing the layers and fraying. Using the same cloth material as the last one which shows the weathering really well.
Adding the weathering, gore, bone fragments, chunks of flesh etc. Always fun and very time consuming.