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  1. T

    Just starting out and wondering what would be a good beginner build to familiarise myself with the craft

    Hi all, As the title says, I'm looking to get into this hobby and am wondering where to start. I have past experience working with EVA foam but it was a while ago, so I'm at a near beginner level. I also have experience with scale model making which shares some common elements with this hobby...
  2. Pebelo

    My first build - mark VII armor

    Hi, I'm Pebelo and I'm currently beginning my halo cosplay journey. I've always been interested in cosplay but the mk7 cosplay guide 343i recently released got me really excited and made me want to make a suit of armor of my own. I'm not good at working with foam, etc. so I'm planning on 3d...
  3. L

    Not new but need help with something

    So I am not new but my brother is and he just finished his helmet and it is like three sizes too small and he is starting to get discouraged. I was hoping to get some advice on what to say to him
  4. JustJosh

    How do I make a visor that has the right detailing, color, is mirrored, and see through?

    So I don’t actually own a 3D printer, but my cousin does and he’s currently printing the halo 3 recon helmet by CollinMcCaf the main issue at the moment being how do I go about making the visor. I don’t know how to go about getting or making a visor that is the right color, is one way mirrored...
  5. Lonewolfhowling

    Needing advice

    Hey everyone! I'm a new member, and fairly new to costume and prop making as well. I understand there are probably a bunch of threads already informing others on what to do, or how they can improve their craft, but I am asking for some personal advice. I started this project late last year...
  6. Theawesomedudes

    Advice on Which 3D Filament to Use

    Hi all, I'm planning to build an ODST helmet with my new 3D printer to use both as a prop and for the occasional airsoft battle. Thing is, I've got absolutely no idea what filament would work best for this sort of project. Any advice? Also, is there a cheap, inexpensive way to make a VISR?
  7. Hibiki

    I want to make halo armor but I dont know where to start???

    Hello peoples!!!! My name is Hibiki! The first video game I ever played was Halo 2 and since then I have always dreamed of having my own suit of halo armor. In the past, I have looked into commissioning for a suit but it is so expensive. I need to know where to start!!!! What is best for...
  8. C

    Building with EVA Foam compared to Pepakura/Papercraft?

    Hello again 405th I still consider myself a beginner ive made afew things now and im loving the craft and community My only downside is I have used only EVA Foam so far and at first glance Pepakura looks a little complicated to use those Templates on EVA foam but im aware alot of people do...
  9. C

    Advice/tips for newbies working with EVA foam

    Greetings 405th members! Im a new member i just finished creating my first Helmet (an ODST one) now i was curious as a new member is there any advice/tips some of the more advanced creators and Senior members of the community could suggest for us newbies especially with working with EVA foam...
  10. rechun

    Need advice for current Cosplay project

    Hello everyone, I'm currently working on a Zed-Cosplay from League of Legends and got to a point where I could use some advice from the more experienced. I took the oldschool path of pepakura -> Epoxyresin -> Fiberglas mats -> car body filler -> sanding -> fine putty -> sanding and I'm done...
  11. PancakeEnforcer

    Any advice on how to start making Nightfall armor?

    I plan on using Eva foam for making it but I have some things I would like to know on in order to know how to do it, such as how to know how to cut out the foam so that when I connect it all, it works, how to get the proportions right, you know, the basics Here’s a picture of the armor in case...
  12. FelixMercenary

    Prop Medieval Weapons

    So, as of late, I’ve been looking at videos and images themed around medieval weapons and I think I could make myself prop weapons for conventions. There’s just one problem: I have no idea what to do. I want to make a two handed longsword or a poleaxe. What materials would hold their shape...
  13. Reddemon159

    I can use some advice

    I've built some pep Helmets over the years. Using resin, bondo, smooth cast, EVA foam ect. And I want to build a full suit of Halo Spartan armor. But I don't want to spend days cutting out pep armor. I've saved up plenty for either a 3D printer or a Silhouette Cameo something rather. I'm...
  14. RagtagVenom

    Prep Time! About to Build!

    Thanks to the awesome PerniciousDuke; I’ve got the Foam Files for the Hellcat Armor in my grasp, I’m gonna get cracking on the build but I need aaaaaany last minute tips, tricks and advice to get the job done the right way the first time around. Against my better judgement I’m gonna be using...
  15. mike bike

    Pyramid head cosplay help

    I'm planing on making a pyramid head cosplay from the movie and game silent hill. I did a couple searches for patterns or references and everyone has used cardboard. Being that I want to have it for more then a day I wanted to use Eva foam. Has anyone made one and have measurements or...
  16. wolfriordan

    My first Pepakura/first halo cosplay.

    Greetings, I am Connor, a rather fresh recruit here, I am no stranger to cosplay, but only recently have broken into armour. I will be attending Dragoncon this year and am desperate to come in a set of custom ODST armour. I've loved the concept since Halo 2 and the design since 3. I will...
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