If you’re doing a #cosplay that requires a gas mask, you could use an actual gas mask, but it may be cost prohibitive or it may become uncomfortable to wear for long periods as actual gas masks are made with rubber and are intended to form a tight seal around the face. Solution? Make your own cosplay gas mask! Not only will you be able to customize it however you want, it will be very easy to paint! (It’s really not easy to paint stretchy rubber as it will crack when you stretch it or wear it.)
While we aren’t necessarily advocating that you purchase this pattern, but #cosplayer Lost Wax provides an excellent one with a tutorial video on how to make your very own cosplay gas mask:
#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:
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)
Video tutorial on paining a #CaptainAmerica metal shield prop by RamenNoodleBudgets on YouTube: