Advanced Cosplay: Making a Highly Detailed EVA Foam Gauntlet

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.
  • Styrofoam.
  • LED lighting.
  • Translucent plastic cut from a Coca-Cola bottle.
  • Paints.
  • Cardboard. (Please note that this could also be done with EVA Foam.)
  • Wood-working glue.
  • Velcro.
  • 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)

Materials Adhesives Chart for #Costumes & #Cosplays That Need Glue

Depending upon the types of materials that you’ll be using for a costume or cosplay, you may have to use a glue to attach pieces. A very important key is knowing what type(s) of adhesive(s) is the best one to use for the materials that need to be attached.

The good folks at Lifehacker put together this very useful chart that shows that lists which adhesives are the best to use for attaching specific materials. While we can’t vouch that this is 100% accurate or that it covers every material (which is doesn’t), it could still point you in the right direction for what you need.