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28 Jan 2008 - 10:341451
Help me transform into Gordon Freeman!
Problem: I dun have a beard/Goatee. Cant grow one because I go a boarding school. Also I cant grow one because I have a skin condition which makes Facial hair grow in patches.

Where can I find a decent fake goatee?

Plus, do you reckon I should continue making armor out of cardboard, or should I try funkyfoam? I don't know if its rigid enough or not.
Reference pic: (Gordon in his ever pwnsomeness.)



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28 Jan 2008 - 14:591456
For the amour I'd go for fun foam and spray it the right colour (that what I'm doing for my FFIX Beatrix costume anyway) as its lighter and tougher than cardboard, and a lot more flexible. you can use a glue gun to stick it together, or if you need some movement, do what I'm doing and use paper fasteners!!!


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28 Jan 2008 - 15:341457
If its the fun foam im thinking of if you spray paint it the paint will flake and dull and rub off even if you seal it...

To paint foam i mix acrylic paint with latex both items are avaiable at any hobby store


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28 Jan 2008 - 16:291458
I might get a sheet of the fun foam and try it out, because at the moment I already have arms made from corrugated cardboard how about the goatee guys?


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28 Jan 2008 - 17:241461
you can but goatees from joke shops or ebay

try looking for an ali G smithys Goatee or soemthing like that then cut and mod it as you need


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28 Jan 2008 - 20:011462
well, i've decided to make the arm and leg pieces from foam, then make the main chest piece from cardboard. Would be nice to have flexibility in the arms and legs, would sure be more comfortable.
But ive never worked with this foam before, so can I just order a multipack and make it the colour I want?


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29 Jan 2008 - 10:101466
MangaChild, the foam I've got to use it the normal stuff that comes in sheets from craft shops, is this the same stuff you were thinking of? If so I'll try acrylic and latex then! thanks for the tip!


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29 Jan 2008 - 10:481467
yup thats the stuff

it works on all foams upholstry and fun foam sheets


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29 Jan 2008 - 22:361482
If you paint funky foam with a layer of pva glue before painting on it it should be fine. Not tried it myself, but other people have and it worked.


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29 Jan 2008 - 23:191485
Beards! I can help with this!

If you want a really good, realistic looking beard, you want to get a film/theatrical prosthetic. This is hair, sometimes fake but often human, threaded onto a small piece of lace that is then attached with spirit gum or other theatrical adhesive. If you can't afford one (they can be quite pricey) the other alternative is crepe hair, available from theatrical makeup shops. Cut lengths from it, dab spirit gum where you want it to go on your face, and gently press the hairs on until they adhere. It's not as neat but it's a lot more flexible style wise and cheaper.


29 Jan 2008 - 23:221486
Quote Pudding:
If you paint funky foam with a layer of pva glue before painting on it it should be fine. Not tried it myself, but other people have and it worked.


have tried it with pva and had the same result im afraid

acrylic and latex isnt the only option im sure here is a cheaper and easier way to paint foam i just dont know it lol

Acrylic and Latex works for me tho lol


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30 Jan 2008 - 14:531491
It depends on application.

PVA is not very flexible so if you use it to seal a foam piece that requires some give in it, it will crack.

So for sealing and painting most foam constructs it's better to use a latex mix as already suggested.


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30 Jan 2008 - 15:241493
what about using latex based glue, like copydex? would this work (or is liquid latex cheaper/better?)


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30 Jan 2008 - 16:351495
Quote GunstarVixen:
what about using latex based glue, like copydex? would this work (or is liquid latex cheaper/better?)


Copydex works just fine and is a lot easier to get ahold of. personaly I find it is harder to apply evenly but easier to work with - if you get that!
(mainly because it's thicker than latex, so less coats are needed and it doesnt tend to dry as your working on it)

Big but however is that a litre of latex will only cost you £10. Copydex is a fair bit more.


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30 Jan 2008 - 17:211496
copy dex is about £5 a pot and is basically a PVA Latex mix...

1 Litre of Latex is £10

5 Litres of Latex is about £25

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oop busy at work didnt notice Mr Ilpalas Post

in addition check out alec trianti in the shop section of the site for the best prices


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