The CosBlog

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

Heat Gun Tips and Tricks: Cosplay Survival Guide

In this post, we'll give you our best heat gun tips and tricks, as well as go through a few safety reminders to think about when you're working with heat and foam.
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July 31, 2020

Getting Started with Foam: Common Cosplay Mistakes

Join us as we take a look at common mistakes and tips for working with foam.
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June 19, 2020

Cosplaying with L200 Foam: Material Guide

In this post, we'll discuss cosplaying with L200 foam, when to use it, and the benefits and challenges you need to know before building with it.
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July 08, 2019

Using Insulation Foam for Cosplay: Material Guide

In this post, we'll explain the best strategies for using insulation foam for cosplay as well as the advantages and challenges of working with it.
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June 03, 2019

Building Cosplay with EVA Foam: Material Guide

In this post, we'll discuss why building cosplay with EVA foam can be a great option as well as the benefits and challenges of working with this material.
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May 20, 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
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