Help Thread: Need introduction into the world of Foamcraft

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Synonym

New Member
Howdy all, found this forum hub just yesterday and already i'm amazed at what you've got going on in here. My goal is to build a Voltron suit (I know that there are currently two threads on this topic in the Non-pred section, but I thought help was a better section for my post).

However unlike the other two users threads (Jax Archillies and grim_hammer your input would be highly valued) I am a total noob in the world of foam crafting. I have been cosplaying for several years now, slowly getting more elaborate and daring in my creations however one of my all-time fantasies was to create a Voltron costume.

I understand the time demands this kind of project will have and am still willing to go ahead.

However what my question at this point is, is "How do I get started in the foamcrafting world?"

Questions like:
-What kind of tools will I require
-What kind of steps are there before we get to the foamwork (I read something about cardboard mock-ups)
-What kind of expenses are usually associated with this kind of project

I searched the site for tutorials of this nature, but was unable to find anything that went all the way back to a basic level.

Many thanks in advance,
Synonym
 

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Synonym

New Member
Well two questions. What kind of foam and are you on a budget?

Darren
In terms of foam I havn't a slightest clue. The only type I know of, and not even if its appropriate for this type of build, is Polyurethane.

In terms of budget, i'd like to keep the project under $200 if at all possible.

Thank you for your speedy reply as well Darren.
 

Darkwolf1

New Member
I would suggest that you PM the two members who have the experience with the suits in particular. As for the foam I believe it was a type a furniture foam sold at craft stores however I may be wrong. Good luck.
 

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