This year at Silicon Valley Comic Con, Bill got to run around with the crew from Tested.
Bill answers prop and costume questions about molding a helmet, cutting foam with table saws, making prop templates, respirators, Epsilon Pro, metal powders, smooth finishes on foam, and more!
Now that Bill has a basic helmet form created, he shows off how to add layers of detail, hiding the seams and creating a finished piece.
Bill shows a couple of simple techniques for creating a basic helmet template that can be adapted for nearly any costume headwear.
You read that right. Last week I 3D printed a flexible glove platform and this week I made aesthetic shell pieces to cover up the finger parts. These pieces were modeled in Fusion 360 and printed on the Sigma 3D printer. In this video I show how I finished and assembled those parts.
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.