I searched and couldn't find anything.
I'm also disappointed that there's no general forum for materials/methods that are general, since resin and fiberglass probably aren't just limited to costumes.
On 405th all I found was a thread with one mention of "aqua resin".
I'm wondering if there are environmentally friendly / eco friendly resin/fiberglass.
I've heard that resin is not sufficient to reinforce cosplay armor, which is what the fiberglass is for. Are there eco-friendly resins/[something else] that are as good as fiberglass, or eco-friendly fiberglass?
Despite all the reading I've done, both recently and over the years, I didn't understand what fiberglass was. I'd seen a video where someone was applying fiberglass cloth patches to the inside of his papercraft armor. I'm guessing it always comes like that?
While wikipedia says:I thought the real problem was the resin that it's glued on with, but perhaps I'm mistaken. Usually it's the hardeners and plasticizers that are the culprits here, and I don't know that the resins meant for fiberglass have those, do they? Wikipedia again:The National Toxicology Program classifies inhalable glass wool fibers as "[r]easonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen."Perhaps an environmentally friendly resin would solve this problem as long as the resin weren't too brittle?While the resins are cured, styrene vapors are released. These are irritating to mucous membranes and respiratory tract.