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Costuming => General Costuming => Topic started by: ThoraniosX on February 01, 2017, 09:21:21 PM

Title: Sources for Foam?
Post by: ThoraniosX on February 01, 2017, 09:21:21 PM
Hey everyone!

I'm new to the whole "40k cosplay armor" thing, but definitely not new to costuming (Mandalorian Mercs, 501st, various Marvel/DC/anime heroes). That said, I've worked in various materials (sintra, aluminum, plastics, steel, cloth, foam), but have never had to source material for a costume as large as a Space Marine. I've built items (and much  more often, built items for friends) out of the EVA foam flooring tiles, but never really bothered to source an alternative since I didn't need the larger sizes.

With that in mind, where is the go-to (read: cheapest or best) place to get large sheets of EVA foam?, preferably 12mm thickness.

Thank you ahead of time, and if anyone has any pointers, feel free to go ahead and include them!
Title: Re: Sources for Foam?
Post by: Tiberius on February 02, 2017, 07:57:25 AM
You can get EVA Foam for cheap on Amazon (20$ for a 6-pack of 60cmx60cm mats)
Title: Re: Sources for Foam?
Post by: doomfist on February 02, 2017, 02:30:57 PM
These guys are good too.  24" x 60" Eva foam sheets that are blank on both sides.  Up to 10mm thick.  I've ordered from there multiple times.

http://tntcosplaysupply.com/store/c2/EVA_Foam.html
Title: Re: Sources for Foam?
Post by: ThoraniosX on February 04, 2017, 04:04:42 PM
You can get EVA Foam for cheap on Amazon (20$ for a 6-pack of 60cmx60cm mats)

I was actually trying to avoid the typical flooring tile pieces due to the size of template pieces. This way I can avoid as many seams as possible.
These guys are good too.  24" x 60" Eva foam sheets that are blank on both sides.  Up to 10mm thick.  I've ordered from there multiple times.

http://tntcosplaysupply.com/store/c2/EVA_Foam.html

I had actually saw these guys before, but was hoping to get 12mm thick sheets. I know 2mm isn't that far off, but the thickness would help.

Any opinions on 10mm vs 12mm?
Title: Re: Sources for Foam?
Post by: doomfist on February 08, 2017, 08:55:48 PM
10 mm is as thick as I have ever used.  It's what used for my Pauldrons and chest pieces, otherwise the regular 8mm floor mat foam works for almost everything (for me at least).  I've used 12-15mm foam board to frame the inside of my Pauldrons because the 1/4 and 5/16th tubing I tried eventually bowed out the foam and mishaped it.     
Title: Re: Sources for Foam?
Post by: Bowfanny on March 25, 2017, 02:19:58 PM
Walmart sells the 48"x72" rolls one side textured one side smooth in their workout equipment isle
Title: Re: Sources for Foam?
Post by: nickdoobs on August 02, 2017, 01:09:26 AM
Harbor freight is a good, cheap source. Bought two different thicknesses. One thing one on a roll for $6 and a pack of the .5" thick interlocking squares for $8

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