Luke's ROTJ lightsaber made from a broom handle. The details were crudely indicated with strips of colored vinyl. I made it in the mid 90s when I was about 11 years old. My next attempt at replicating a prop would be in high school, it was Squall's gunblade, life sized, made of plywood, uncomfortably heavy, painted with Duplicolor cans, my first experience with spray paint. Later, still in high school, I made a wire-poseable X-Men Nightcrawler tail for my friend's Halloween costume. At the end of high school in 2005, I replicated Luke's ANH lightsaber with Home Depot plumbing parts, to wear it to the premiere of ROTS.