Funky foam

So I’m now making a giant-version of the zombie bear because … I can? I’m racking up a list of possible projects (none of which I can really afford to do) which include:

  • A scale 1:1 ewok
  • Ludo from Labyrinth
  • Porgs
  • Ewok hoods/scarves
  • An Alice: The Madness Returns cosplay

Anybody fancy sponsoring a project?

I’m also very much enjoying watching my other half play the Witcher 3 whilst I blog, read and generally potter about. It’s such a beautiful game, with a fantastic plot. And I can’t help but wonder if I could make some cosplay for it. I’d love to be able to spend a ridiculous amount of time crafting incredibly detailed armour from this game – there are some amazingly skilled people out there who’ve made stunning things out of EVA foam. Last year, I thought I’d take some baby steps into that area by making cosplay for the Comedian from Watchmen.

The shoulder pieces are purely made of craft foam – I’ve since learned there are better techniques I could have used, such as heating pieces, in order to sculpt this a little more. The elbow and knee armour was also made out of craft foam, but the bases for these were paintball armour that I had kicking about. The gun I bought from ebay – it was a brightly coloured nerf gun, but I watched many youtube videos about taking it apart, did so and sprayed everything in gunmetal paint. It’s probably the thing I like most about this outfit to be honest, because not only does it look great, but it still works when I put it back together!!

The mask was great fun to do – got to utilise my leather crafting skills. I did a course a few years back and I don’t get as much of an opportunity to use it as I’d like. Of course it does mean that wearing it involves pasting spirit gum on my face and pulling all sorts of contorted expressions to get it to come off again, but the end effect is worth it.

Written by: Lulu

I’m best described as a jack of all trades type - I have a lot of interests and tend to bounce sporadically from one to another, picking up new ones on the way. Predominantly I make things and read. I do play console games (I think at present I own three four consoles that fight for space), but even then I wouldn’t say I play one type of game more than any other. I’m a big final fantasy fan, but I also like puzzle games and FPS. There are plenty more console games enthusiasts on here though, so I’ll be sticking to reviewing tabletop games. I grew up with a culture of playing board games with my family frequently, especially Hero Quest with my dad. Whenever we have a social gathering, which is usually every other weekend, we inevitably play at least one board game. Then there’s the making of things. My current list of enthusiasms includes crochet, embroidery, clothes making and cosplay, bags, leather work, some jewellry, plushies of all shapes and sizes and some other random bits and pieces. You can read all about my nerd-craft in my blog and if you’re interested and willing to part with some cash, I do take commissions on certain things. If you can think it, I can probably make it out of something - just ask!

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