First, let's recap. I have already shown you the fun foam pieces I made out of a modified shirt pattern I had:
|This gives you an idea of how thick the breast plate is|
|The foam I found in Scrap Exchange that I used for the middle section to add thickness to the armor. I cut it according to the pattern I already made.|
|Hot glue the thicker foam onto the already existing fun foam layer|
|add tape to get rid of bumpy areas and glue another layer of fun foam on top of the grey foam.|
|This is what the back looked like, I used some masking tape to hold the layers while the glue was drying. I have not found anything better than hot glue yet to stick foam together.|
|Smoothing out the gaps by filling it with hot glue and scrape the surface with a piece of card|
|details on the filled gap|
|then mod podge the surface to prep it for contact paper|
|I also taped the edges with black electric tape to hide the grey foam. I think model magic would work as well and make less creases, but I didn't have any at that moment.|
|with the contact paper glued on. Contact paper sticks really well to craft foam once you mod podge it. However, it becomes extremely unforgiving with mistakes. Make sure you have a card ready to squeeze out those bubbles.|
|pieces of the back armor, I made this a little thinner because it would bend more easily for a better fit that way.|
|with electric tape and contact paper.|
|The basic breast plate is finished.|
After few adjustments, I added more details to the breast plate and voila! Oh also, since craft foam can kind of hold a shape after it is been heated, I recommend heating it and bending it before you apply mod podge and contact paper. They will become rather...burnt.
Anyhow, let me know if you have any questions!!!
btw, I'm doing this Otaku House contest right now for this costume, please vote for me!!! Thank you!
- Mimi -
Insane Black Rock Shooter Cosplay Progress:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4