I thought that I might as well post a better picture of the scimitars I used for my beloved Red Mage cosplay. These are actually probably the easiest weapon prop I've ever made for a costume, and since I wanted two identical ones, it was almost literally cut and paste.
They're made of 1/2" MDF wood, with some red metallic paint on the blades and gray pommels, separated by some black athletic tape. Simple, easy to handle, pretty shape, and red, I rather enjoyed being able to carry around such easy props for a costume for once.
As usual, questions, comments and criticisms are more than welcome, and I hope you guys enjoy them despite their simplicity!