The Sword was fabricated by Sean Bradley, he is an awesome artist. This one is from the game "Halo".
I was going to do the Phono-Out from the VS1053, as it looks like your amplifier is out of stock. I can then have that attach to a pair of amplified speakers.
For the battery, i was going to use 2 nine volt batteries but have them in series before your power buck, so I deliver a clean 5v to the processor and lightshttp://www.adafruit.com/products/1385
Would i still need to use a diode if I did that. I was also going to put in a traditional on/off slide switch in the hilt to turn off the sword while not in use.