Kay first up on the list of advice when making a breastplate, for the love of all that is good and holy please measure, measure measure! When you use your patterns make sure you create the measurements to fit you directly. When you make your own it’s much easier to make it towards your own measurements, but if you use someone else’s you have to pay attention to the measurements of the pattern so you can adapt it to fit you perfectly. Don’t just guesstimate so to speak. That’s what I did when I got a hold of the pattern I was going to use to make my breastplate annnnd well…
Y’all heard me correctly. Cosplay clay. It’s a material completely made out of EVA foam. But with the properties of clay! After it dries with any shape you have decided to mold it into it has the properties of EVA foam. It’s probably one of the most helpful types of EVA to work with. But, just like every other material out there it’s not without its pitfalls that you have to work around.
I’ve explained what EVA foam is–from the different types of thickness and just a few different types of it, to a basic list of pros and cons of the material. With this part we’re going to go more in detail of what I covered in the first part. Not only that, I’ll be covering the different aspects of working with it. Like using a heat gun, what different primers you can use and why they’re important, etc. So let’s get started shall we?
Hey everyone, welcome to my new series: What the bleep am I doing?! An Artist’s guide to all things creative. Basically, this entire article series/blog category is for everyone to find tips and info on everything that they may be either confused on, don’t know how to go about, or really don’t know what the bleep they are doing. I decided to create this series because when I was just a beginning writer, cosplayer, creator in general I literally had no idea what I was doing. I still have a lot of times where I frankly have no clue. So, to help that confusion and frustration, I am going to start writing these articles on everything I learned and info on what I wish I knew when I first started taking on different projects. Because who doesn’t need a helping hand every now and then? So, let’s get started with the very first article for this category! EVA Foam! Part one. Because let’s face it, there is a lot to know about this material. Annnd if I just used one article to describe it, it would be way too long. So, on we go!
Ever wanted to make a sword from your favorite anime–like Demon Slayer, but didn’t know how? Well here’s the tutorial for you my little Rebel!