The CosBlog

Tips, guides, tutorials and more to help you create better cosplay and enhance your creative experiences

How to Get Cosplay Body Paint Right: Common Cosplay Mistakes

In this post, we'll explain how to get cosplay body paint right by avoiding some common cosplay mistakes.
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September 25, 2020

Using Fabric Glue in Cosplay: Adhesive Series

In this post, we'll explain the benefits of using fabric glue in cosplay as well as discuss some alternatives to this specialized adhesive.
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May 29, 2019

Painting Cosplay Armor with Spray Paint vs. Acrylics

In this post, we'll list the pros and cons of painting cosplay armor with spray paint vs. acrylics and also explain how a combination of the two can potentially be the perfect mix for your cosplay.
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May 06, 2019

How to Carve EVA Foam with a Soldering Iron for Cosplay

In this post, we'll explain how to carve EVA foam with a soldering iron and discuss all the ways you can incorporate this technique in your armor builds.
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April 29, 2019

Foam Cosplay Armor Assembly and Adhesion Tips

In this post, we'll give you our top foam cosplay armor assembly and adhesion tips, as well as explain what you can expect if something goes wrong during this part of the process alongside our video tutorial series on Astrid and her armor from How To Train Your Dragon 3.
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April 24, 2019

How To Make A Custom Foam Armor Pattern for Cosplay

In this post, we'll show you how to make a custom foam armor pattern using plastic wrap, tape, and your own body.
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April 22, 2019

Basic Techniques for Weathering Foam Cosplay Weapons

In this post, we're going to describe the techniques for weathering foam cosplay weapons that we used in our Astrid's axe build and explain why those details are so important for any prop project.
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April 17, 2019

How to Add Screw Detailing to Foam Cosplay Weapons with Googly Eyes

In this post, we'll show you how to add detailing to foam cosplay weapons with plastic googly eyes like we did in our Astrid video tutorial series and explain how to ensure any embellishments you want to add to your prop actually stick.
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April 15, 2019

Using Thermoplastics to Protect Your Cosplay Weapons

In this post, we'll explain the basics of using thermoplastics to protect your cosplay weapons on the road and give you an idea of which products on the market can help you do it. You can see this process in action in our tutorial video on travel-proofing Astrid's axe for the road.
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April 10, 2019

Planning and Patterning Cosplay Weapons

In this post, we're sharing our top tips for planning and patterning cosplay weapons and providing some examples of those tricks in real life and showing the patterning process in action in our Astrid's Axe series.
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April 06, 2019
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