View Full Version : Alphonse armor cosplay help!

08-09-2011, 04:06 PM
Hello everyone. I'm new here so I hope I don't post this in the wrong section, and excuse me if my english is bad.

I'm planning to do an Alphonse armor cosplay, I've never built anything before and I haven't sewn anything either, so I have some problems setting up the plan for this cosplay. I have been looking all over the internet for some material tutorials and tutorials in general for this cosplay and I've found a bunch, but the problem is that I live in Sweden (which is a small country comparing to USA :P) and I don't know what materials to use for my cosplay, since I don't know if we have, for an example, fun foam and what the name would be in swedish. (I'm a student so I don't have that much money either...)
I have asked some swedish friends that are cosplaying and they suggested using a sleeping pad for my armor, because it's cheap and it's pretty good to work with, say, you can put wire into the chest so it gets bendable and so on, but I don't really know if this is a good material. So that's why I'm asking you here... Do anyone of you know if fun foam, styrene, tagboard and the other materials that you have in USA exist in Sweden and what their names are? And if you don't, maybe you could help me suggesting other, cheap alternatives for me to use and maybe how I'm going to start building the cosplay? I think I won't be using cardboard for my cosplay since it's a very fragile material...
And also, do you know what color materials is the best to use?

I hope I don't ask too much of you, I really just need help... :confused: (desperate)

Best regards / nico