I've done small scale work for cosplay costumes using Polyethylene foam before and for my next build I'm hoping to take the jump from craft foam to EVA foam, such as the work done by EvilFX in his N7 Armour.
As this is my first build, I'll be faithfully using Julian Beek's templates and then progressing into personal designs, if all goes well.
The actual questions I have are with the material - if I were to purchase EVA foam sheets, how much do I need overall for a full suit of armour? What density and thickness is best? Is it advisable to apply a semi-rigid backing to the foam pieces?
And last of all, has anyone had any experience purchasing this material in the UK? From what I can see, it'd work out cheaper to buy wholesale from the USA and have it mailed over.
Thanks in advance!