Day 1 – Drawing the templates
The templates have been drawn…very roughly and the foam has been ordered!
After many hours of searching, I decided to go with standard EVA foam that’s nice and cheap from the internet. Since it’s my first armour build, I did a little research into what would make the best material for the build and EVA won in both price and flexibility.
Many Cosplayers use the same material, so I hope it woks!.
Twinkle and I spent the day drinking coffee and drawing out the templates to cut out of the foam, you can see the rough design of the torso on the left.
(Please excuse the badly drawn N7 logo)
After Twinkle-toes and I drew the rough templates, we put some detail on them to see what it would look like…Fingers crossed it works.
Since this Armour build is being done on a budget, we have to find a way to heat the foam to bend it…without a heat gun…we have to figure out how to burn in the detail without a burner and we have yet to figure out how we are going to make the breastplate…
Any ideas about how to do this, are very welcome!