Help with sledgehammer prop

SaraFS

New Member
Hi, I am going to a con this summer and for my cosplay I need to make a sledgehammer prop. I am not sure what material would be the best for making the metal part of the hammer, since I obviously cannot bring a weapon made of metal to the con.
On their webpage they recommend using materials such as jackofoam, which I am considering using. The thing with jackofoam is that I have never used it before and I am unsure how to use it, also I do not know if it easily get dented.
Is jackofoam an okay material for this or are there any other, better, materials I should rather use?
 

ataris121

Member
PVC pipe, Pipe insulation, DAP contact cement, A yoga block for the head, Plastidip. Look the Plasti Dip artists group up on facebook and read through the FAQ. If you have questions we can probably answer them there
 

Crimson Prime

New Member
I made a sledgehammer a while ago for an abandoned project, for the head I cut two octagons the size I wanted the faces of the hammer from foam board then stuck strips the width of the sides on and filled with expanding foam, lightweight and sol;id.
 
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