Best way to achieve a matte colored finish over foam armor?

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Kate Bishop, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. Kate Bishop

    Kate Bishop New Member

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    Hi there! I'm working on making an armored bodysuit for the superhero Blue Beetle. Here's a pic of his costume for reference:
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    I already have some four-way stretch black vinyl picked out for the bodysuit, and I know I'm going to be using foam for the armor. I've found lots of resources for finishes on worbla, but I don't have the funds to add that to the costume. I was hoping I could get some feedback on which techniques or materials you like the best for a colorful matte finish. I'd like something cheap, easy, and realistic looking, but if it only checks off one of those, I'm sure I can make it work :)
     
  2. Geo411m

    Geo411m New Member

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    Most people spray latex over it but I was thinking of using plasti dip

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  3. GeekStation

    GeekStation Active Member

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    I agree with Geo, Plasti Dip would be a cheap and easy solution. It's definitely worked for me in my experience! Keep us posted, always love seeing Blue Beetle builds!
     
  4. Kate Bishop

    Kate Bishop New Member

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    Thank you both! Plasti Dip looks like the perfect finish, and their blaze blue color is a great match to the shade I'm looking for. I will definitely update you on how the costume is coming :D
     
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  5. GeekStation

    GeekStation Active Member

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    I'm excited to see what you come up with!
     
  6. Geo411m

    Geo411m New Member

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    Glad I could help. Looking forward to see what you come up with.

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