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Using Hot Glue for Cosplay: Adhesive Series

Using Hot Glue for Cosplay: Adhesive Series

In this post, we'll discuss everything you need to know about using hot glue for cosplay, including which materials it works best with as well as the pros and cons of incorporating it into your costumes and props.
Building Cosplay with EVA Foam: Material Guide

Building Cosplay with EVA Foam: Material Guide

In this post, we'll discuss why building cosplay with EVA foam can be a great option as well as the benefits and challenges of working with this material.
Using Fabric in Cosplay: Material Guide

Using Fabric in Cosplay: Material Guide

In this guide, we'll tell you everything you need to know about using fabric in cosplay, from the benefits to the challenges and why it's worth giving sewing a chance.
Strapping Astrid’s Armor

Strapping Astrid’s Armor

In the 5th episode focusing on Astrid's armor, we demonstrate the four ways we attached straps to our armor and got it ready to wear to the convention.
Painting Cosplay Armor with Spray Paint vs. Acrylics

Painting Cosplay Armor with Spray Paint vs. Acrylics

In this post, we'll list the pros and cons of painting cosplay armor with spray paint vs. acrylics and also explain how a combination of the two can potentially be the perfect mix for your cosplay.
Painting Astrid’s Armor

Painting Astrid’s Armor

In the 4th episode focusing on Astrid's armor, we demonstrate how we put the final paint job on our foam armor pieces using various paints and techniques.
Introduction to Contact Cement: Adhesive Series

Introduction to Contact Cement: Adhesive Series

In this post, we'll give you an introduction to contact cement, when it's best to use, and the benefits of working with this extremely strong adhesive.
How to Carve EVA Foam with a Soldering Iron for Cosplay

How to Carve EVA Foam with a Soldering Iron for Cosplay

In this post, we'll explain how to carve EVA foam with a soldering iron and discuss all the ways you can incorporate this technique in your armor builds.
Adding the Details to Astrid’s Armor

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

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

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

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.

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