On her 8th birthday, Redditor JediTrooper‘s daughter said she wanted to be a trooper like her dad — specifically as stormtrooper from Star Wars. A few years ago, she proudly donned a Rey costume and props, but she’s been admiring her father’s trooper armor. He crafted the costume for her by hand and used, you guessed it, EVA foam. He explains:
I hand cut all of it out of 1/4” EVA foam using paper templates I found online. It is then assembled using contact cement, I shaped the pieces with a heat gun. Used techniques I learned watching Evil Ted on YouTube.
Evil Ted Smith’s YouTube channel is an exceptionally helpful resource if you’re into making. He has dozens of videos covering everything from making foam helmets, to using a 3D printer to make Baby Groot, to modifying Nerf blasters into cool props.
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