Foam is a magical material that can be used to simulate a variety of textures. I’m continually in awe of what cosplayers can do with craft foam and EVA foam. Jen at EPBOT made the above gorgeous bracers for a warrior Belle look from foam. It looks so much like carved leather, but it’s a single sheet of 12 x 18 inch Fun Foam from the craft store. The material is inexpensive, forgiving, and good to have on hand for cosplay and crafting.
Jen used the foam, a heat gun, a nice sharp blade, foil, and paint to make the bracers. This project uses a variety of techniques and is ideal for testing out your weathering skills. See a couple in-progress pictures below.
Get the complete details on how to make the leather-like bracers and see several more photos at EPBOT.
Images via EPBOT
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.