If you’re planning a #costume or #cosplay that requires armor, one of the most common materials of choice is EVA foam. EVA foam (in its various incarnations) is a highly versatile material that (when not subjected to too much stress) can be repeatedly worn as part of a costume if it has been shaped appropriately.
Common questions that arise with EVA foam are what type of foam should be used and where can it be obtained. EVA foam comes in different thicknesses and types and is available from a wide variety of sources. Website “Otaku and Fit” wrote a wonderful article addressing these two questions, which we highly recommend:
Foam Buying Guide for Cosplay Armor
We definitely like these dancing “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” cosplayers! They know how to have fun! Cowabunga!
If you have ever considered wearing a #fursuit #costume, there are some very important aspects that you should understand ahead of time so that you are fully prepared for any issues that may arise.
Fursuit wearer (& furry) named “Silfur Nakamura” did a “Fursuit Boot Camp” panel at the “Califur XI” furry convention in 2015, which he shared on YouTube. He covers a lot of important topics related to fursuit cosplay. We highly recommend viewing the panel, which is divided into 5 separate YouTube videos: