Fastening EVA Foam armor plates

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Rinzler, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Rinzler

    Rinzler Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone, quick question, am building a quick costume for Xmas party coming up and doing a Roman Centurion, am doing shoulder armor that I am making out of EVA foam and want to fasten the pieces together in a way that is firm but still loose enough to easily move around in (I plan on have a few drinkies :p). Oh and I am in Australia so recommending Walmart and some Brand names isn't going to be much help.

    Looking forward to any ideas :)
     
  2. familyman

    familyman Sr Member

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    I would use back pack clips and straps.
    This is what I have done for a few pieces and it has worked great. Glue the straps under the armor with hot glue, I also glue an extra piece of foam over the straps aswell so they are sandwiched inbetween the foam.
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    And this is how I would do the shoulders this stop any shoulder armor from falling either off the back of the shoulder or off the front.
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    Hope some of this helps.
     
  3. j0wE

    j0wE Well-Known Member

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    If it's layered armor, like KNights I use shoe strings to tie them together, you can use leather(or pleather) "laces" to go with the rest of the look
     
  4. Rinzler

    Rinzler Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm not for what I asked........but it will definitely help with other pieces!!!! Thanks for that the pics really help me figure it out (I am a visual person not instruction person)
     
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  6. Rinzler

    Rinzler Well-Known Member

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  7. Rinzler

    Rinzler Well-Known Member

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    Well I have assembled the first shoulder piece in 10 minutes using paper fasteners with washers on each side did the job nicely and allows for easy dissassembly or alteration, this is a quick and easy costume for a work Xmas Party not a con or anything. Still any suggestions are always welcome.
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