Bill Doran of #PunishedProps has posted a fantastic video on #YouTube explaining lots of different kinds of #EVAFoam used by #cosplayers. If you make #costumes with EVA foam or are thinking about it, you should watch this video.
He focuses primarily on types of EVA foam available in the United States, but does touch one some types in Europe and a few other places.
We’ve also shared the links to various sources of EVA foam below the video.
EVA Foam Sources:
#Costuming & #cosplay doesn’t have to cost a lot. Example: you can make a #Transformers #OptimusPrime #costume for under $25 using cardboard as the base. #Costumers Benjamin Martin & Dustin McLean show how to make the costume in the following video that they posted on YouTube:
If you want to build a bionic arm for your next #cosplay, David Guyton has created the templates on how to create one using metal and leather. This is another more advanced method of #costume making as it requires working with metal and leather. Thus, safety is a very important consideration to avoid injury while working with metal.
The resulting prop as demonstrated by David Guyton is very impressive.
Here’s a video tutorial made by David Guyton on how to make a #Marvel #Infinity gauntlet. This is a more advanced type of #costume making as it involves working with metal and electronics. Please be sure you wear the proper protective gear before working with metal (which can have very sharp edges) and hammers.
This particular gauntlet design also includes use of a leather glove, upon which metal is riveted. There are also a lot of small articulated parts that go onto the glove fingers. Thus, patience is a must with this particular project.
How to make #Deathstroke #costume armor from EVA Foam. A video tutorial by “Let’s Make Stuff” on YouTube:
Wonder what goes into making an advanced, armored gauntlet for a #costume or #cosplay? Cosplay Prop Shop created this set of 3 videos showing the process of creating a highly detailed gauntlet using the following materials:
- Different thicknesses of EVA Foam.
- LED lighting.
- Translucent plastic cut from a Coca-Cola bottle.
- Cardboard. (Please note that this could also be done with EVA Foam.)
- Wood-working glue.
- Nylon webbing.
- Elmer’s glue.
- Faux fur.
Please note the following tools that are used to construct the gauntlet:
- Heavy-duty scissors (instead of blades) for cutting the EVA Foam.
- Hot glue & hot glue gun.
- Dremel with various attachments.
- Small paint brushes.
- Sewing machine.
Video #1 (Constructing the Basic Gauntlet & Details)
Video #2 (LED Lighting, Finger Armor, Sealing)
Video #3 (Detailed Painting, Adding Faux Fur)