Lights, Smoke, and Foam: I Made a Full Set of Costume Armor!
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 Published On Aug 28, 2019

It's a few weeks before our favorite convention and we're making an original cosplay design! The Impact Armor costume has a giant fist with puppet fingers, smoke, and lights! All of the armor pieces are made from EVA foam.

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Plaid Materials Used:

Cosplay Cosplay Technique & Finishing Kit

Mod Podge

Clear Acrylic Sealer - Gloss

Folk Art Paints

Brushed Metal Paints

Stencil Blanks

Costume Design by Paige:

Foamsmithing Tools and Materials:

EVA Foam

Foam Dowels


Circle Stencil Tool

Critter Spray Gun - Amazon

Our usual Foamsmithing tools and materials are gathered here:

Electronics in the Impact Fist:

CosClouds Smoke Machine

NeoPixel Ring - 24 x 5050 RGB LED

Adafruit NeoPixel Digital RGB LED Strip

External Battery Pack

Arduino Uno R3 - Amazon

Electronics in the Impact Armor:

12V Amber LEDs

12V Battery Pack – Amazon

Custom Soldering Workstation

Other Tools and Materials:

Athletic Shirt - Amazon

Tactical Gloves - Amazon

Tactical Pants - Amazon

Fabric Medium - Amazon

Upholstery Foam - Amazon

Thin Masking Tape - Amazon

Masking Paper Tool - Amazon

Badger 200 Airbrush - Amazon

Airbrush Siphon Containers – Amazon (may not be the same thread as the bottle we have)

Nylon Webbing and Buckles - Amazon

Elastic - Amazon

Sew on Snaps - Amazon

Nylon Tube – Used in RC Vehicles
Purchased at local Hobby Store

Hook and Loop Attachments (Like Velcro)

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