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’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.
Bill puts some finishing touches on his foam dwarven sword. Learn how to mix pigmented latex rubber for adding details and how to wrap the handle in leather.
Bill continues work on his Dwarven sword, adding more foam details and then sealing everything with some latex rubber in this live stream recording.
Britt started her Fallout 4 Assaultron costume! Learn how to make a duct tape leg form to build armor pieces. Create templates by bulking up the form…
Learn the tricks to making the edges of your cut EVA foam pieces all nice and smooth.