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Oct 24th 2016

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The Doctor's Hand

We enhance Patrick's Doctor Who project with some LEDs!

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Category: Help & How To

Using LEDs Padre helps Patrick create an awesome hand in a jar from Doctor Who, and learn how to make armor for Halloween or any cosplay costume!

Creating cosplay armor (foam > cardboard)

Created armor for Sabine from Star Wars Rebels

  1. Get as many reference photos as you can!
  2. Use large sheets of paper or posterboard to create templates (or Builder's Paper)
  3. Decide what foam to use (6mm or 2mm craft foam, 1/2" or 1/4" floor mats, L-200 EVA foam)
  4. Cut based on template
  5. Apply heat for curves (Heat gun is best.)
  6. Glue (Epoxy or Super Glue.)
  7. Sanding & Bondo
  8. Apply smooth coat (Modge Podge)
  9. Paint (Multiple coats)
  10. Wait for paint to dry! A week is best.
  11. Attach Velcro (You want it removable: easier to put on, washing, packing, etc.)
  12. Enjoy!

For further reference, read Foamsmithing by Bill Doran of Punished Props

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