Allen Amis Creations


  • Strapping a Mask Using CosBond from ZakLabs

    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 […]

  • NCR Helmet Assembly Guide

    Helmet Assembly
    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:

    Helmet cast
    Spot light cast
    main light lens cast
    Filter casts
    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 […]

  • The Force Awakens X-Wing Helmet Assembly Guide

    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 […]

  • PSA: EVA Foam Safety Tips

    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.

    The […]

  • Making a Mold, Part 2 : The Mother Mold

    [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, […]

  • Making a Mold, Part 1: The Silicone Jacket

    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 […]

  • Vacuum-forming Gauntlets

    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 […]