Prop and Costume Materials
The list of materials in our shop is growing every day. Here’s a list of the materials we love and can’t live without. Also, there’s a playlist below of our builds and tutorials featuring materials.
Britt received a fun challenge from her friend and past college professor to create a Gandalf the White Staff that could collapse for easy travel.
Bill and his buddy Steven get together in the shop to finish up some resin swords with slick vinyl wraps for an awesome effect.
Proper tape storage can make a huge difference in your prop & costume shop efficiency! Follow along with Bill as he puts together a custom made adhesive tape roll storage rack.
Materials storage is a major concern when you’re running your own prop and costume making shop. Bill put a lot of thought into how he was going to organize his foam, wood, and plastic before building these custom made material storage shelves.
We’ve done pewter casting in the past, but we’re really starting to get a lot better at it. Check out our new, improved techniques PLUS some testing with lower heat resistance silicone.
Making super clean cuts with a knife in EVA foam can improve the quality of your prop and costume projects dramatically. Follow along as Bill discusses the tools and techniques he uses to get perfect cuts in EVA foam.
Soldering electronics can be tedious. Follow along with Bill as he tours his new soldering workstation designed to make soldering more streamlined and safer!
Epoxy can be a great material for casting lightweight props out of silicone molds. Follow along as Bill gives a new material and technique the old college try!
Bill sits down to talk foam, specifically the many varieties of EVA foam, where to get it, and which types are his favorites.
Superglue is one of Bill’s favorite adhesives for prop & costume making. Follow along as Bill talks about some tips and tricks.
Bill shows how to use neoprene rubber to seal an EVA foam Voltron paladin helmet. Creature Cast Neoprene Rubber Patterning Your Own Helmet Sealing Seams in EVA Foam...
Bill and Britt recently had a chance to visit Kim Beaton in her studio near Seattle and learn a bit about working with her new material, Pal Tiya. Kim also showed them a great technique for bulking out basic sculpture forms using aluminum foil and hot glue.