What foam is used to make cosplay armor?

What foam is used to make cosplay armor?

EVA foam
In armorsmithing, the materials tend to be varied, but one of the mediums of choice that has come out as a fan favorite in cosplay is EVA foam (ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer foam) due to its cost, ease of use, and lightweight properties.

How do you make realistic cosplay armor?

To make cosplay armor, start by sketching a design for your chest pad and shoulder pads onto large pieces of poster board and cutting the pieces out. Then, lay the cut out poster board pieces on craft foam, trace around them, and use a sharp blade to cut out the final products.

What type of foam is EVA foam?

ethylene-vinyl acetate
What is EVA Foam? EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) foam is a firm, high-density foam that is softer than standard polyethylene foams. Commonly used in items like yoga mats, sports gear and boat equipment, EVA foam is also the ultimate material for cosplayers of all levels of experience.

What is the best material for cosplay armor?

TranspArt has a higher working temperature&a shorter working time.

  • Can pick up fingerprints&the texture from work gloves.
  • Won’t become brittle or crack,it can stretch to a thin,almost brittle quality.
  • Not completely clear –has a wavy appearance and show marks from the injection molding on the surface.
  • How to make a mold for foam cosplay armor?

    Craft foam (any color because it will be painted anyway,this tutorial used size 30 cm x 45 cm sheets)

  • Puffy Paint 1.0 US FL OZ (any color because it will be painted anyway,also it doesn’t have to be this exact brand,check your local supermarket for any type
  • Elmer’s glue or any type of regular school glue
  • Hot glue/hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Where to buy foam for cosplay?

    Mold it however you want

  • It stays flexible after it dries
  • Seals and paints well
  • Make spikes easily
  • Perfect for pressing into silicone molds
  • Makes it easy to get organic shapes
  • Sticks to itself well
  • Sticks to EVA foam with a little bit of water
  • Sands easily with a Dremel
  • Glues with Contact Cement
  • How to make armor for cosplay?

    Modify various parts of the armor (chest,helmet etc.);

  • Connect or disconnect various armor parts that you have in your equipment and thus create various combinations;
  • Repair damaged armor parts.