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  1. T

    Not costume related but hope you can help

    I am trying to cast a fire damaged cast done in plaster of Paris. It is of a baby's hand, the last keepsake my friend has of her son who passed two days later. I've cleaned the plaster using a white eraser and cotton swabs. Now I would like to make a mold of the hand and the base so that I...
  2. M

    History of Materials/Techniques (w/ focus on Cosplay)

    Hi folks, I'm interested in getting a sense of the history of the adoption and use of certain materials in costumes/prop making - particularly in the cosplay community....Naturally many techniques/materials that were taken up in cosplay may have ordinated in film, television, theater, and other...
  3. TormundsBeard

    Looking for some help with material

    I am making coasters from cast resin. They are molded from an actual tree slice. After I finish the paint job, I want to coat them in Envirotex Lite. I finished one and used it. The glass bottle slides around on the envirotex and gets worse when the glass has condensation. Now, I had made...
  4. mrcarkeys42

    Question about thicker EVA foam

    Hey everyone! I’m doing a job this week replacing the flooring in a gym. The current flooring is Eva foam matting (the interlocking puzzle piece kind) and it was all going to be tossed so I figured I would take it, there is a ton here and figured it would cover my foam related needs for the...
  5. DG Reid

    Building No Face face

    I'm pulling together a No Face for con and I'm bogging down in how to build the face itself. It's going to be somewhere around the size of 12"w x 16"h. It is going to be mounted to the structure of my costume so I don't need to see through it or attach it to my face. So far I'm seriously...
  6. M

    Question about material used in PVC/rubber patches

    Hey RPF! Quick materials question, and a friend suggested you guys might have an answer. I am trying to identify the material used in PVC/Rubber patches like in the above video. From what I've been able to tell, it starts as a room-temperature liquid and turns solid when baked, and given the...

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