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Craft Foam Armor Tutorial

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I've been working on this tutorial for a while since doing armor for my first time was such a rewarding experience! Hopefully this helps some of you out at some point or another!
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Karra-shi Digital Artist
Great tutorial! I hope it'll help with my armor I plan to make. I do have one question though. I've read that craft foam can be hard to use on round pieces (chest plat for a woman), is that true or is there a way to help form it to make the chest plate?
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OceanPirateHobbyist Digital Artist
What milimeter thickness did you use? Two or six?
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ZombieOwlHobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting! I don't know if or when I'll ever try armory things, but this is very cool stuff! :dance:
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LocosplayHobbyist General Artist
What armor is this? I love the design on the arm! makes me think of Zyra or from LoL :3
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OceanPirateHobbyist Digital Artist
Blade and Soul, looks to me.
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ChattergirlHobbyist General Artist
Omg so cool!
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I always love these turtorials :D plan to make something close to this but  .Hack animation which im working on.
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SawakoToudojiHobbyist General Artist
Omfg ♥ That's great ! You saved my Life with this tutorial ! Thank you !
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KittyChowStudent Artisan Crafter
Thank you, this is great :)
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RockMafiaJVHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Will this sealant be waterproof?
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Stardust-skiesHobbyist General Artist
I've been using water and glue as a sealant for quite a while, but I mostly winged the ratio in most cases. Then I found this and the 2:1 proportion really helps! Thanks :)
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MuggleDirectionStudent Artist
For heating, Is blower okay? And what's the mixed glue and water again for? :>
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anzudrakoHobbyist Artist
juts to show you what i made base in your tutorial anzudrako.deviantart.com/art/A…
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MissCordieHobbyist Artisan Crafter
VERY awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!
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anzudrakoHobbyist Artist
Thank you to you
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Kokushibyu Traditional Artist
Step 5. Sealing it. Does that also protect the foam from the nicks, scratches and dents it so easily obtains? 
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CelestialMelodiaHobbyist Digital Artist
It's still foam so i high impact will still probably nick it. But I've heard that it's sturdier than it looks and really good for convention wear. BTW I'm lovin' your icon.
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Kokushibyu Traditional Artist
Awesome. I hope so~! :3 I'm not going to have a full suit thing of foam armor stuff. Mostly just pieces, so that'll probably also make me feel better about it getting scratched and whatnots.
And thank you~! x3
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MissCordieHobbyist Artisan Crafter
It protects it somewhat, especially the more layers you put onto it because as the glue hardens so will the foam.
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Thank you for this tutorial :) 
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sasammi2Hobbyist General Artist
That was great! Thank you so much!

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This is fantastic.  One of the better and best tutorials I've seen. 
Any suggestions/products for giving it a metallic-looking finish?
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m1ndr34d3rHobbyist Artist
This tutorial is awesome!! Just wondering what kindof glue did you use? I tried doing hot glue on craft foam but it falls apart QnQ
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SmileyVampHobbyist General Artist
Can you use gesso to seal it instead of glue?
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