How to Make Craft Foam Armor for Women
Making Craft Foam Armor For Women
There are lots of options when you go the armor route. If you don’t want to hammer out real metal into armor, there are still a lot of other materials you can use. Some people use leather, Prince Armory arguably has the best leather working skills out there. Other options are Worbla, Craft Foam, and so many others.
This article will be about craft foam armor, and making an armored chest plate for a female!
The first thing I did was run to target and buy a super cheap white bra. You can get them anywhere. Mine was a push up, because I think push ups look better. If you’re doing a cosplay of a female with those typical video game female breasts, refer to this tutorial.
List of needed things!
- Craft Foam
- Wood Glue or Mod Podge
- Hot Glue Gun
- lots and lots of hot glue stocks
For mine I wanted a scaled/feathered look for the chest plate. I spent a good amount of time cutting out these scaled shapes, and placing them aside.
I think I cut out about 250, making sure they were flat on the top.
Then I started hot gluing them down onto the bra.
The checkered pattern your seeing below the scales is just a weaved pattern I did with strips of craft foam. I put the bra on a large piece of foam, traced underneath it, then cut out the w shaped cups that I had just sketched. Cut that out of the foam, then folded in half to get the stomach covering. Then wove those strips on top of it like I was weaving a basket!
Anyways, keep gluing those feathers on. I layered them pretty close to each other. Eventually you’ll finish the top of the cup, and the last feather/scale I rounded the top of!
I then added shoulder pieces with the same techniques shown here!
Once done, you should cover the whole thing with two layers of mod podge or wood glue.
Craft foam is porous, so if you paint directly on top of it the paint will be absorbed. Putting a layer of glue avoids that!
And then you’re done! This is an unfinished picture on my mannequin, but you get the idea.
That’s it! Use a bra for a template and you’re golden.