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)
Before working with EVA Foam on a #costume or #cosplay project, it’s important to understand how to cut, shape & glue the pieces. EVA Foam is great for armor and props as it’s lightweight and is easy to work with once you understand how to use it. This video, made by Adonis Cosplay, is a fantastic tutorial on the basics of working with EVA Foam.
An excellent video tutorial on working with EVA foam for #costumes by “The Definitive Prop Shop”. The video includes how to do the following with EVA Foam while constructing a helmet:
- Shaping (when the EVA Foam is warm)
How to make a #Deadpool mask/helmet with EVA Foam! A #YouTube #costuming tutorial by “Lets Make Stuff”!
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