Become a Foamsmith
Foam is an amazing material to craft props and costume armor. We mostly use EVA foam floor mats, which you can find locally in hardware stores! Foam can be easily cut, heated and formed, glued, beveled, and painted. Learn everything you need to fabricate, paint, and wear your stunning foam armor creations in our Foamsmith Books. Also, check out the amazing creations submitted to our Foamsmith Photo Gallery.
We have several builds for our foam props, costumes, and techniques listed below. Also, our collection of foam crafting tools and materials are gathered here.
Bill and Britt tag team the live stream and each build their own foam melee weapons from Fallout 4. Follow along as Britt crafts a tire iron axe and Bill makes a pipe wrench. These one day builds were all done on their live stream.
Bill and Brittney Brombacher team up to build a prop of the Deku Shield from Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time.
Britt shows how she made the Fallout 4 Assaultron headpiece and how all the armor is assembled and attached to the undersuit.
Bill touches up a couple of damaged parts of his Mechanist costume from Fallout 4. He also installs a new face plate for his iPhone Pipboy gauntlet.
Bill’s friends needed a little help putting together a simple foam shield form so he jumped at the chance to help expand your foamsmithing toolkit!
Hired by friend Frank Ippolito, Bill built a giant Viking spear from the game For Honor to be used on display at E3 2016.
After several attempts, Britt finally settles on a foam build that works for the Fallout 4 Assaultron’s hands. In this live stream, Britt uses Inkscape to import her final finger template to the laser cutter and shows the whole cutting process.
Britt figures out the bicep and forearm pieces for her Fallout 4 Assaultron Cosplay. She also shows how she made the back antenna and shoulders out of foam.
Bill has been building his Mechanist helmet from Fallout 4 and needed to add the ear antennas. So he tried out mixing some materials and 3D printed them to add to the foam helmet.
Bill tries out a new method for making a cosplay foam armor helmet template from scratch using cheap materials and tools.
Britt goes over the foam fabrication for her Fallout 4 Assaultron cosplay’s torso armor and adds some details.
Britt continues her Fallout 4 Assaultron costume by crafting the upper leg out of foam. She also goes over the details added to the lower leg piece and how to attach the foot covering to the shoe.