So on my Facebook page I get asked a lot of 'how do you do this?' 'What materials do you use for x?'
Well, I've decided to make detailed blogs as I build each costume, and hopefully answer some of the questions people have wanted answers for.
My first WIP blog is the Nightingale build from Skyrim.
I started out with a template from JFCustom here on the forums. For advice on printing out, scaling and assembling templates, I recommend you take a look at his thread. Coz that's what I did :P http://www.therpf.com/f24/jfcustoms-foam-files-148889/
So assembling the template was no worries. Especially with some expert advice. I decided to use the thin (2.mm) sheets of craft foam. I started out with the chest, and I feel like this was a good place to start. Within two days of starting this project, it was already coming together quite quickly, and seeing progress like that has kept me quite motivated. I used the regular old hot glue to attach the foam pieces.
a week later and I had the torso complete. I used different coloured foam for each section.
Right now, I am working on detailing the foam, and I will update with more pics before I get to painting