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Craft Foam Armor Tutorial

Craft Foam Armor Tutorial
I was searching for a cheap, light, but nice-looking material to make armor out of, and I discovered one - craft foam! This tutorial is designed to show what you can create using only materials that are widely available at general craft stores, with no need for specialty shops or internet orders. I specifically used it for Helm's Deep elf armor, but it could be used for almost any armor that you can break down into fairly flat pieces. The method listed below is what I've come up with, but there really is no one right way to use craft foam; check the end of the tutorial for links to other foam armor sites. For an example of a finished project, here's a picture of my elven armor. Advantages: Light weight Inexpensive materials Widely available materials Easy to make Safe to wear in crowds Most steps are safe for kids to do Flexible - won't break or crack Great 'beginner' armor Disadvantages: The tools you will need are: Scissors Paintbrush Heat source - heat gun or stove burner You're done! Related:  cosplay

Color, Color, Color! - Alternative ways to color resin... I've seen some conflicting information on what you can and cannot use to color resin. Now, as far as I know you can use practically anything sort of dry pigment - such as (my favorite) Pearl Ex powders, tempura powder, pastels, micro get the idea... Now for liquids, I've read some sources that say you can ONLY use dyes and pigments specially formulated to work with resin. If you can indeed use other types of pigments it would open the realm of color possibilities, so I decided to do some experimenting. Here's what I tried: Blick Studios brand Cobalt Blue Oil Color - (oil paint in a tube)Dye-na-flow by Jacquard in Teal - (fabric dye most often used for resists on silk, etc.)Vitrail in Lemon yellow - (glass paint used to imitate stained glass)Transparent Glass Paint in Purple - (another type of glass paint)Acylic paint in Orange - (the cheap-o kind you can get in a 24-pack in any craft store) Next, the Dye-na-flow fabric paint. It mixed up beautifully! Here are the results:

when silence drowns the screams, Fabric Insets using Facings! Don't have Polka Dots? DIY | Everybody, Everywear When it comes to adding polka dots to clothing the possibilities are endless. Here are a few super easy, super cheap ways to add polka dots to your clothes! How it's done:- Place a piece of cardboard between layers of fabric. - Work on one side of the fabric at a time.- Add little dots to the fabric by squeezing out a small amount of fabric paint for each dot. If you mess up just wait for the fabric paint to dry and peel it off.- Allow paint to dry before flipping over the the other side of the garment. Works best:- On all types of fabrics- On all colors of fabrics- For small dots How it's done:- Place a piece of cardboard between layers of fabric.- Work on one side of the fabric at a time.- For this I used a flat paint brush the same width as I wanted my polka dots. Works Best:- On all types of fabrics- On all colors of fabrics- For medium to large dots Works Best:- On all types of fabrics- On all colors of fabrics- For any size dot

Make It Handmade: Perfecting Serger/Overlocker Tension We are ready for week 2 in our Relationship Rescue: You and Your Serger Series. Now that we have our machines all threaded, we get to do some actual serging today! Why is tension adjustment important? So grab a scrap of mid-weight fabric (like quilting cotton), click the link below and I'll meet you by your machine! This tutorial covers tension adjustments for the 3 or 4 thread overlock stitch. I've threaded the machine with 4 different colors of thread: Left Needle: Green Right Needle: Red Upper Looper: Black Lower Looper: Sky Blue Just like with our sewing machines, it's best to adjust tension using a similar weight fabric to our project fabric. If you are starting from scratch, start by setting all the tension dials at 4. Balanced Stitch First, lets look at what we want. Needles For 4 thread stitching you will need to adjust both needle thread tensions; in 3 thread stitching there is only one needle thread tension to adjust. Loose Needle Tension: Loopers Tricks and Tips:

» Horn Pattern Collection – DOWNLOAD|PDF In this collection are included patterns for: Ram HornsThick HornsLong HornsCurved HornsSpiky Horns I recommend using 5mm low density EVA foam as well as contact cement to create these horns. Other materials work as well of course. Vector files are scaleable and can easily be resized or changed to your own liking. Please choose your correct printer size between European DIN-A4 (21×29.7cm) or US/Canada letter (8.5x11inch). This is a digital PDF download.

Burlesque Bustle Skirt ∙ How To by Becca K This is the pattern I created to make my bustle skirt. You can use it as is, or change it up a little. These instructions are super detailed, I'm basically walking you through what I learned along the way, so skip ahead if you're comfortable with some of these steps. Decide where you want the waistband to sit - at your waist or hips, and measure that circumference + add a little bit for seams.

Cosplay – SYNDROME - Cute Kawaii Harajuku Street Fashion Store Sort by Filter by Color Filter by Size New in Sale the RPF How to make self covered buttons! It's... - Emilie Gauvin Creations Design and Sew Your Own Leggings Cal Patch is a renaissance crafter, with know-how spanning the fields of crochet, pattern-making, sewing, embroidery, dyeing, printing, spinning, and beyond. She is the author of Design-It-Yourself Clothing, writes a blog, and can can be found teaching classes around New York state (and beyond). For this week’s How-Tuesday, Cal will teach us how to make a custom pair of leggings. From taking measurements, to making the pattern, to sewing it all up, Cal will be with us each step of the way! I adore leggings. I live in leggings. You’ll need to measure yourself, draft a pattern, get some stretchy knit fabric, and stitch it up. Materials You’ll Need: For the pattern: Paper to make the pattern. For the leggings: About 1 ½ yards of nice stretchy knit fabric, like cotton/Lycra jersey.About 1 ½ yards of cheaper stretchy knit fabric, like cotton/Lycra jersey (for the muslin).All-purpose thread to match.PinsScissors (for fabric)Sewing machine You’ll need the following measurements: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Fakie Screen Printing Tutorial by taeliac on DeviantArt detangling discovery: silicone spray lubricant So. Since finishing my Rider cosplay I've had a bedraggled waist-length wig hanging out in my room. It became hopelessly tangled the first time I wore it, and I never managed to get it untangled or defrizzed to a point where I could comb it; not with fabric softener, hair conditioner, or any other product lauded for its synthetic wig conditioning powers. But at long last, I have tamed the monster, using a product you can probably find at your local hardware store for under $5! 3 IN 1 Silicone Spray Lubricant It's basically silicone + petroleum distilates, a concentrated version of the two ingredients in human hair conditioner that serve any purpose on synthetic fiber. Before you decide to go mad science on your wigs, a few words of caution. - Try not to breathe it. Okay, on to procedure! 1) Affix your wig into something secure, ie a clamped wig head. EDIT: I realize now that spray may have been an ambiguous term. Before and After - Demonstration on a Godiva XL, with notes.

How To Wash a Wig Tutorial (With pictures!) For new wig owners, it can be difficult to figure out how to do things with your wig. I've developed a method to take care of wigs and keep them in top condition, and I'd really like to share it with everyone. :D Honestly, I made this tutorial out of boredom, and I really hope it helps some people! On to the tutorial! Materials; You wig (Duuuh!) Styrofoam wig head (Preferably one with a deep hole at the base) Foldable music stand, camera tripod, or anything you can stick your wig head on Any size spray bottle Generic shampoo and conditioner Dish soap Beach towel Hand towel Access to a sink or shower Multi-setting hair dryer (If applicable) Comb Step one; Potion making! First off, select your favorite drug store shampoo and conditioner! Now, go grab some dish soap from the kitchen! After gathering your ingredients, grab your spray bottle and start yer mixin'! And ta-da! Step Two; Spraying the wig Make sure you lay down your beach towel to keep your carpet clean and dry!

Owari No Seraph- Mika's sword tutorial | Cosplay Amino This is how I made Mika's sword from Owari no Seraph for Yume 梦 bbi. I feel like this tut can be applied to many other swords, the only differences would be the shapes of the hilts, handles and the details but essentially most swords have this general shape. Once again, the sword comes apart for easy travel. A. Cutting out the pieces. The concept here is to essentially sandwich the blade between 2 pieces of the hilt/handle so you can slide the blade in and out. B. D. shape your blade. E. F. G. H. I believed I used 6 ish layers of gesso before i painted it. And your done! #tutorial #owarinoseraph #mika #props #proptutorial