Help for a future cosplay?

Looking for advice for your cosplay skit? Need help with your latest costume? Have advice to offer? Looking to sell some commissioned costumes? This is the place!
Post Reply
User avatar
coffeecake
Veteran Poster
Posts: 113
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:27 pm
Location: Providence, RI

Help for a future cosplay?

Post by coffeecake » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:28 pm

To be precise, its for a friend of mine. They would like to cosplay King Knight from the game Shovel Knight at some point, maybe AB 2020. They need help doing the armor portion.

Image

I'm not very experienced in making cosplay, much less one of this magnitude. Can anyone offer any advice, such as what sort of material to use, how to put it together? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Anime Boston 2019 Lineup:

Plague Knight (Shovel Knight)
Inko Midoriya (My Hero Academia)

User avatar
Ciaobirdie
Expert Poster
Posts: 51
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:55 pm
Location: Rhode Island
Contact:

Re: Help for a future cosplay?

Post by Ciaobirdie » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:42 pm

Easiest to work with and most cost effect would be to make the armor out of EVA foam. Check out EvilTed's YouTube channel for lots of info on how to work with it :)
"We all got a chicken-duck-woman-thing waiting for us."
instagram.com/ciaobirdiecosplay
facebook.com/ciaobirdiecosplay


AB 2019 Lineup
Tenya Iida (My Hero Academia), Akito Sohma (Fruits Basket), Potato GLaDOS (Portal 2), Cyber Eli (Love Live), Unidolized Kunoichi Nico (Love Live)

User avatar
coffeecake
Veteran Poster
Posts: 113
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:27 pm
Location: Providence, RI

Re: Help for a future cosplay?

Post by coffeecake » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:17 pm

Ciaobirdie wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:42 pm
Easiest to work with and most cost effect would be to make the armor out of EVA foam. Check out EvilTed's YouTube channel for lots of info on how to work with it :)
Thank you, we'll definitely check it out!
Anime Boston 2019 Lineup:

Plague Knight (Shovel Knight)
Inko Midoriya (My Hero Academia)

Shiroikami
Veteran Poster
Posts: 183
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:13 am

Re: Help for a future cosplay?

Post by Shiroikami » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:51 am

I found a really great tutorial on making armor out of EVA foam a few years ago when I needed a way to make a tiara for my Sailor Jupiter cosplay.

http://entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costum ... sdeep.html

It's a really nice step-by-step tutorial and includes how to make patterns and put everything together.
Flying is easy. You just have to learn to throw yourself at the ground... and miss...

2007 - Shinigami in Pink
2008 - Mitsuru (Persona 3)
2010 - Jade Curtiss: Doctor Mambo costume title (Tales of the Abyss)
2012 - Xion (Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days)
2013 - Yukionna
2014 - Kyubei (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
2015 - Sailor Jupiter
2016 - Akatsuki (Log Horizon)
2017 - Sailor Jupiter

Post Reply