Prop: Live – Q&A with WM Armory – 5/28/2015

Prop: Live – Q&A with WM Armory – 5/28/2015

Bill is invaded by WM Armory on Prop: Live Q&A! Bill and Will answer questions about avoiding dust when painting, giant hand armatures, helmet templates, crafting in a small space, getting clean cuts, memorable cosplay moments, calculating hourly rates, giant...
Prop: Live – Destiny Vex Goblin Cosplay – Design

Prop: Live – Destiny Vex Goblin Cosplay – Design

Britt started designing her Destiny Vex Goblin cosplay! Vex aren’t human shaped, so Britt is using Autodesk’s Maya to template armor pieces over a human model. Then, an armor piece is unwrapped in Pepakura Designer to create a paper test template. Want...
Prop: Live – Q&A with Jarman Props – 5/21/2015

Prop: Live – Q&A with Jarman Props – 5/21/2015

On this week’s Prop: Live Q&A, Bill is joined by Eric, from Jarman Props! They talk about weathering techniques, fake flame effects, shipping giant things, what to buy (and not buy!) at Harbor Freight, detailing foam armor, affordable haunted house effects, custom...
Prop: Shop – Tomb Raider Bow Replica Build

Prop: Shop – Tomb Raider Bow Replica Build

Bill takes you through all his steps to build this perfect replica prop bow from Rise of the Tomb Raider! Tools Used: Inkscape Laser Cutter Band Saw Spindle Sander Hand Sander Dremel Tool Round File Sanding Sponges Materials Used: MDF Wood Glue Acrylic Sheet Filler...
Prop: Live – Q&A Live Chat Beta! – 5/14/2015

Prop: Live – Q&A Live Chat Beta! – 5/14/2015

On this week’s Prop: Live Q&A, join Bill and the the brand new Punished Props chatroom! Bill answers questions about adding magnets to your helmet, making transparent props, finding a head model, measuring silicone volume, tool purchases with regrets, glowing...
Prop: Live – Q&A with SoloRoboto Industries – 5/7/2015

Prop: Live – Q&A with SoloRoboto Industries – 5/7/2015

On this week’s Prop: Live Q&A, Punished Props is joined by Steven Meissner, from SoloRoboto Industries! Bill and Steven talk about foam densities, chrome finishing, sculpting symmetry, copyright problems, transparent wings, gaps in your cosplay armor, heating...
Prop: Live – Q&A with Micah from Beat Down Boogie – 5/1/2015

Prop: Live – Q&A with Micah from Beat Down Boogie – 5/1/2015

Prop: Live Q&A features the awesome video creator, Micah, from Beat Down Boogie! Bill and Micah answer questions about video editing programs, choosing what conventions to attend, video pre-production crazyness, filming conventions, stapling costumes together,...
Prop: Live – Q&A with Bill and Britt Doran – 4/23/2015

Prop: Live – Q&A with Bill and Britt Doran – 4/23/2015

The full Punished Props team is on this week’s Prop: Live Q&A! Join Bill and Britt Doran as they answer questions about running your own website, sealing EVA foam, cosplaying as a couple, working together on a business, heating insulation foam (don’t do it!),...
Pepakura for Cosplay

Pepakura for Cosplay

Pepakura Designer is a computer program that takes a 3D model and “unwraps” the surface onto a flat sheet. The 2D sheet creates little tabs, or flaps, and adds numbers to the flaps. You print out the sheet on paper, cut out the pieces, then match the...