Good day, Before I begin, I would like to introduce myself. Just last year in December, I came across Pepakura Halo cosplaying armor somewhere online and I was really intrigued by it. I was really interested to make one of these and cosplaying for the upcoming comic convention that will held next year in 2018. Fast forward to September of 2018, I am at a total lost. Being a total noob at Pepakura, I screwed up in every possible step in the way: · Using regular paper instead of cardstock · Screwed up the Papier-mâché twice, first time with toilet paper and the second time with newspaper. · Used the PVA-water-corn starch mixture for the initial reinforcement before using newspaper but it crushed itself under its own weight · Using a thicker of cardstock for the other pieces but they are collapsing under their own weight because they are too thin. · Finally gave in and used epoxy resin but sadly I used the glossy cardstock which ended up causing a tacky and smelly mess. · Realizing that the whole thing was too big to be mounted properly due to problems with scaling. And now today, after discovering the scaling for the chest and crotch plate is a bit too small to be put on easily. I am so frustrated with myself of not looking at the tutorials, being cheap and skimping on critical elements and finally, not asking questions. All these factors had let to failure after failure and I really out of time, money and options. I will attach a few pictures of the current iterations for you guys to evaluate. The first picture is the chest, second are arms and crotch plate, third are the legs and hand plate and lastly the helmet. Here’s my concern about my pepakura: · My pepakura doesn’t have the deep seams like the others since I never used any Bondo or any putty because they are hard to get in Malaysia. · Hence the pepakura is paper thin and without thickness hence it is not look as convincing as using EVA or Bondo, etc. · I am not sure if it is possible or it would look nice to use the existing pieces as a frame and stuck EVA foam on top of it without redoing it from scratch. · If possible, what would be the recommended thickness? · EVA foams in the form of yoga mats and puzzle floor mats are expensive and I am quite concerned about my budget. I had spent too much money on this project since early 2018. · If forgoing the EVA and just go on with the paper thin pepakura, how could I make it as convincing as possible without using too much money? · How can I fix the chest pieces that is shown in the attached picture? · If all else fails, what are my options? Sorry for the long post but this is my absolute first time in this project and I was being the told this community is very nice and provide lots of constructive feedback. I really hope this project will change the way how I do things, the importance of asking questions and proper planning. Thank you.