Garrick, from KnowOne’s Designs, answer questions about Cosplay Melee and helps Bill answer questions about gluing fabric to foam, business names, sword scabbards, printing filament, building wings, EVA foam crafting tools, templating, and more!
The EVA foam Star Wars bracer is crafted and it’s time for paint! Britt uses Acrylic Paints to add metallic and paint-chipped layers to the gauntlet. Plus, she prints some Aurebesh text for the plastic screen display.
Bill got his hands on the Sigma Dual Extrusion 3D printer from BCN3D and put it to the test, creating a flexible and rigid costume glove platform. This video is a tutorial on how to prepare multiple material prints so that the flexible NinjaFlex and rigid ABS materials bond together.
Bill is hyped about the new Destiny 2 trailer, and is excited for his upcoming trip to Star Wars Celebration! The community submitted great prop and costume questions that cover a range of topics, like video editing, small apartment dust management, adding helmet horns, the planning process for a large prop build, clear casting, 3D Printing tips, and more!
Britt is designing her own Smuggler-type Star Wars universe character. One of the arms will have a bracer with fun button-type attachments and a guide light. Using only a scrap of EVA foam floor mat, Britt cuts out all the pieces for the gauntlet design, then adds a flashlight and straps.
Bill frequently gets questions about the metal blocks that he uses in his prop and costume making videos. What are they? 123 Blocks of course! In this video Bill shows some useful tips for using these handy tools on your projects. Also: Bench cookies!