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Adding the Details to Astrid’s Armor
In the 3rd episode focusing on Astrid's armor, we demonstrate how we added the details like the dragon scales with a soldering iron, the dragon skulls, etc.
Foam Cosplay Armor Assembly and Adhesion Tips
In this post, we'll give you our top foam cosplay armor assembly and adhesion tips, as well as explain what you can expect if something goes wrong during this part of the process alongside our video tutorial series on Astrid and her armor from How To Train Your Dragon 3.
Cutting Foam and Assembling Astrid’s Armor
In the 2nd episode focusing on Astrid's armor, we demonstrate how we used our pattern to cut the armor out of foam and how we assembled the armor using contact cement.
How To Make A Custom Foam Armor Pattern for Cosplay
In this post, we'll show you how to make a custom foam armor pattern using plastic wrap, tape, and your own body.
Creating the Pattern for Astrid’s Armor
In the 1st episode focusing on Astrid's armor, we demonstrate how we created the pattern for the armor using saran wrap, duct tape, and construction paper.
Basic Techniques for Weathering Foam Cosplay Weapons
In this post, we're going to describe the techniques for weathering foam cosplay weapons that we used in our Astrid's axe build and explain why those details are so important for any prop project.
Painting and Weathering Astrid’s Axe
In the final of four episodes focusing on Astrid's axe, we demonstrate how we painted the axe and added realism with some basic prop weathering techniques.
How to Add Screw Detailing to Foam Cosplay Weapons with Googly Eyes
In this post, we'll show you how to add detailing to foam cosplay weapons with plastic googly eyes like we did in our Astrid video tutorial series and explain how to ensure any embellishments you want to add to your prop actually stick.
Adding the Final Details to Astrid’s Axe
In the 3rd of four episodes focusing on Astrid's axe, we demonstrate how we added details like the axe hilt & stop, nail heads, "leather" straps, fur, and more.
Using Thermoplastics to Protect Your Cosplay Weapons
In this post, we'll explain the basics of using thermoplastics to protect your cosplay weapons on the road and give you an idea of which products on the market can help you do it. You can see this process in action in our tutorial video on travel-proofing Astrid's axe for the road.
Planning and Patterning Cosplay Weapons
In this post, we're sharing our top tips for planning and patterning cosplay weapons and providing some examples of those tricks in real life and showing the patterning process in action in our Astrid's Axe series.
Prepping & Protecting Astrid’s Axe with Worbla
In the 2nd of four episodes focusing on Astrid's Axe, we demonstrate how we protected the axe head using Worbla and how we made sure we could easily ship it.
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