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Pleather, Pleather, on the wall

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Not all armor and weapons are entirely metal like. There are also some that sport some sort of fabric like a cape attached to armor or some ribbons on weapons. A good place in the local area to go for your fabric needs. The selection is pretty large too.

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How to prime your armor

How to prime your armor | Cosplay-Crafting your own armor and props | Scoop.it
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Simply painting over the foam is not going to look good. Especially with armors and weapons, you do not want them looking porous and well, non metallic. Therefore, this process of priming will not only cover up the porous texture of the foam but also provides a base for you to paint on.

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Crimson's Chest Piece Tutorial

Crimson's Chest Piece Tutorial | Cosplay-Crafting your own armor and props | Scoop.it
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Instead of craft foam, E.V.A foam is used instead. While it is thicker and slightly more difficult to use as compared to the thinner craft foam, it can portray armor with more volume and is much easier to craft out big armor instead.

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Crafting a Stage Friendly Blade

Crafting a Stage Friendly Blade | Cosplay-Crafting your own armor and props | Scoop.it
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As mentioned earlier in one of the scoops, the base of a sword prop would be rather flimsy seeing that the inside of the sword is rather hollow. This provides additional padding for a sword to be usable for staged fights though it might suffer a little on the detailing.

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A Big Fuckin' Sword

A Big Fuckin' Sword | Cosplay-Crafting your own armor and props | Scoop.it
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Very cost efficient way to make a sword for cosplaying. Although it might not seem very sturdy considering the materials used, it does assure that the prop itself would be light enough to carry.

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Tutorial: How to Seal and Paint Foam Armor for Cosplay - Otaku and Fit

Tutorial: How to Seal and Paint Foam Armor for Cosplay - Otaku and Fit | Cosplay-Crafting your own armor and props | Scoop.it
Tips on how to paint foam armor to give a metallic finish.
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As with the previous scoop, different options of primers would have vast effects. Using purely PVA glue as stated in the previous scoop is pretty cost efficient in Singapore as it is possible to get large amounts of it. In contrast, the primer described her gives a better effect but is more expensive as a result.

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Crafting a Shield

Crafting a Shield | Cosplay-Crafting your own armor and props | Scoop.it
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Aside from swords and armors, E.V.A form can also be used to create shields for people who wish to cosplay knights. The key point would be creating the base shape of the shield to give it a solid volume before gluing the foam on and painting it.

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Heat Wave 187M In Craft Foam

Heat Wave 187M In Craft Foam | Cosplay-Crafting your own armor and props | Scoop.it
Another post about fun stuff. Last year, I created a prop from the Trigun anime at zero cost, out of scraps. This is Dominique the Cyclops's weapon, the Heat Wave (Waves?) 187M. It's possible to co...
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This emphasises on using easily available materials such as styrofoam. Additionally, a key point to note is to break down your props into smallers parts instead of dealing with a complex one-piece item.

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Craft Foam Armor Tutorial

Craft Foam Armor Tutorial | Cosplay-Crafting your own armor and props | Scoop.it
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Craft foam is easily available in arts and crafts shops and are fairly easy to handle. Again, it runs the risks of being too flimsy because of the thinness of the material but ensures that the wearer will not be too encumbered by the armor.

 

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How to Make Silicone Molds For Crafting Using Liquid Silicone

Hello! Here is a video tutorial showing you how I make my handmade silicone molds for resin and clay. I know there are plenty of different ways out there, bu...
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Very useful for making multiple parts that require similar shapes. Small buttons and decorations would be ideal in this situation. However, in the context of Singapore itself, it might be difficult to procure the required base materials such as the liquid silicone.

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