HOW TO USE:
In cosplay or costume building 5mm EVA Foam is one of the most common choices for creating costumes and props fully out of EVA Foam. Because of the thickness of 5mm is is sturdy on it’s own, but still really flexible to work with. Making it really easy to make patterns and make 3D builds with.
Check out this list of possibilities there are with EVA Foam:
- Can easily be cut with a utility knife and with a little practice you can even cut beveled edges.
- When using a heatgun you can manipulate EVA Foam into various shapes.
- Glueing EVA Foam can de done with contact glue or hotglue.
- With a Dremel you can sand and emboss various patterns and edges into your EVA Foam.
- Want to do some next level embossing like the pattern on leaves or dinosaur skin, use a wood burning tool.
- Need to build a thicker layer of EVA foam, just contact glue multiple layers on top of eachother.
After you are finished with building your EVA Foam cosplay armor piece or prop, you always need to seal and prime EVA Foam before painting it. This can be done with the heatsealing technique or by directly priming and sealing it on one go with our QuickSpray Primer. If you prefer heatsealing, any of our primers can be used after heatsealing the EVA Foam. After the priming is finished you can start painting your EVA Foam build with Acrylic paint.
ABOUT EVA FOAM
The letters in EVA Foam stand for Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate. EVA is one of the materials popularly known as expanded rubber or foam rubber. Besides building costumes and props EVA foam is also used as padding in equipment for various sports such as ski boots, bicycle saddles, hockey pads, boxing and mixed-martial-arts gloves and helmets, wakeboard boots, waterski boots, fishing rods and fishing-reel handles. In most cases EVA Foam is typically used as a shock absorber but in the creative industry it is used for building the most amazing armors and props.