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16 Jan 2011 - 19:3548415
Craft foam for armour?
Could I use craft foam for armour? I want to make Lenneth from Valkyrie Profile as my first cosplay.
Just trying to work out my options with armour.My first time and all lol.
Thank you in advance.


16 Jan 2011 - 21:1648420
Quote FangGirl:
Could I use craft foam for armour? I want to make Lenneth from Valkyrie Profile as my first cosplay.
Just trying to work out my options with armour.My first time and all lol.
Thank you in advance.


Sorry for being blunt, but have you tried searching on Google? There's also a search function on this forum which isn't obvious. When you're in the forum just look on the top right corner, it's the link under "private messages".

If after searching you still aren't sure, you need to be more specific with your question, otherwise it's really hard for anyone to help you.


17 Jan 2011 - 07:2948449
Quote FangGirl:
Could I use craft foam for armour? I want to make Lenneth from Valkyrie Profile as my first cosplay.
Just trying to work out my options with armour.My first time and all lol.
Thank you in advance.


Craft foam is easy to work with, easy to paint, and cheap to buy. I used it in my Astrid Hofferson cosplay, and it was brilliant. You're on the right track.


17 Jan 2011 - 10:2348453
Quote kraek:
Quote FangGirl:
Could I use craft foam for armour? I want to make Lenneth from Valkyrie Profile as my first cosplay.
Just trying to work out my options with armour.My first time and all lol.
Thank you in advance.


Craft foam is easy to work with, easy to paint, and cheap to buy. I used it in my Astrid Hofferson cosplay, and it was brilliant. You're on the right track.


Thank you for that I will see what I can come up with


17 Jan 2011 - 12:4048463
Craft foam makes great Armour and is tougher then you think if you go on my costumes and look at my Gabranth that suit is all craft foam


17 Jan 2011 - 14:3748472
I used craft foam for the first time on my Kuja armor pieces last summer- they were really resistant and great to work with.
Its really versatile and gives a great effect. Stick with the stuff its brilliant! Its worth researching into different methods on how to strengthen it after you have cut it and are ready to paint it. I used the pva glue method which was a really easy and quick way to make the armor!

Good luck!


17 Jan 2011 - 16:2548476
@ Defrain:
wow nice work you did there and thank you for posting

@ Neomogrox:
Thank you and nice work.


I would like say thank you again



Last edited by FangGirl (17 Jan 2011 - 16:34)
17 Jan 2011 - 17:2048478
Yeah, craft foam is a great material to use. You can find a tutorial here http://entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes/helmsdeep.html If you can't find craft foam in the UK it can go under the brand name Funky Foam. This is where I buy my stuff from http://www.fredaldous.co.uk/search.cgi?action=search&query=craft+foam&level2_id=269 it's about 99p for an A3 sheet thats about 2mm thick.


17 Jan 2011 - 19:2948484
Quote Kata-san:
Yeah, craft foam is a great material to use. You can find a tutorial here http://entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes/helmsdeep.html If you can't find craft foam in the UK it can go under the brand name Funky Foam. This is where I buy my stuff from http://www.fredaldous.co.uk/search.cgi?action=search&query=craft+foam&level2_id=269 it's about 99p for an A3 sheet thats about 2mm thick.


Thank you for both of the links
I did pop along to hobbycraft and got Fab Foam, 450mm x 300mm to have a little mess around with.

Thanks for all the help


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