Surprise, surprise! An Iron Man costume thread! :P
So amongst my list of other Pepper Potts' costumes for this year, I've been debating on possibly adding the RESCUE armor. My biggest hesitation is the costume's construction. Sewing? I can do. Crafting armor is a WHOLE different story, though. Not to mention the cost. I've already drawn up a large budget just for the rest of my costumes. Thank you special fabric shipped from England. <<
Anyway, I was perusing some forums and a spark of an idea popped into my head. Since I'm the closest thing to a fiberglass newbie, I was curious about crafting the armor out of craft foam. NOT the most durable medium, I know. (I'm already planning on this costume being a pretty while standing and HORRIBLE while moving type.) But I feel that it would be much cheaper than fiberglass and I know some friends who have made beautiful armor pieces out of it. For the base, I was thinking a silver spandex suit that I could possibly detail to add depth. Then I'd fit the red craft foam armor over that.
It's certainly NOT an idea set in stone. Just mulling over some thoughts and I decided to make them a little more public. Maybe get some advice or critique.