Mar 24 2018
CosBond is Offering Some New Solutions
Every costume that is made has always brought about new challenges on how to attach items to each other! Especially with strapping for masks, gauntlets, and/or floating armor pieces that have no visible connection points to a suit.
We visited Zak Labs at Emerald City Comicon and were introduced to a […]
Dec 14 2017
Hi and Welcome to the assembly guide for my NCR Ranger Helmet version 2 kit.
Helmet kit can be purchased here
Each helmet kit will come with the following:
Spot light cast
main light lens cast
Chrome mirror red lens and mounting bolt
Real gas mask hose
Two Hose attachments
This guide will take you step by step on how to […]
Jan 21 2017
The Force Awakens X-Wing Pilot Helmet Kit Assembly Tutorial
Helmet kit as you will receive it :
Main helmet, blast shield, Vacuum formed visor, rear data port, rear antennae and mounting wire, right cheek detail, Mic assembly, blast shield detail knob, visor mounting screws, and blast shield mounting bolts
Recommended tools for assembly:
Rotary tool, cutting wheel, sanding […]
May 09 2015
These will be the steps taken to assemble a cleaned up NCR helmet kit from our Etsy shop.
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What your kit contains.
In the following images you will see the items that come in the Trimmed and Raw kits:
One helmet (trimmed or raw cast, prices […]
Jan 07 2015
There are some misconceptions that are going around about the overall safety on working with EVA foam (floor mats) that I would like to address. EVA foam is the material that most of us have been using to make armor and cosplay props, after it exploded in popularity with some amazing prop makers utilizing it.
Nov 30 2014
Thank you for your interest in a Pip-Boy 3000 cast! We have broken down the steps to making your own Pip-Boy 3000 below. This post, “Part One,” will deal with the cutting and clean-up of the Pip-Boy cast, and Part Two will walk you through the cast prep, painting, detail piece install, closure system, and […]
Aug 23 2014
[box type=”info”] Last week, we covered “Making a Mold, Part One: Making a Silicone Jacket”. Check it out before you read Part 2 down below![/box]
Now, I’ll show you how I did the “mother mold” using Smooth-On’s Free Form® AIR Lightweight Epoxy Putty. Free Form Air is a two-part epoxy putty that sets overnight into a sandable, carveable, […]
Jul 10 2014
Thank you to Lissa Carol for taking pictures for this guide.
Building props and costumes are awesome for making one-off items, but what do you do when you have a piece that you need to replicate multiple times?
How do you go about that, and where do you go?
Well, I am here to help you go about that: by […]
Jun 24 2014
I was commissioned to build a set of armor for the Red Lantern, Atrocitus. Aside from scratch-building the shoulder armor, I wanted to vacuum form the gauntlets for ease of construction and to also easily replicate two identical pieces.
To start any project, especially a vacuum forming project, research is key. I’ve learned a lot about […]