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Lisibit
07-17-2002, 12:21 PM
Well, I have two things to ask about, only one having to to with the costume i'm actually going to make for this years cons/halloween.

Firstly, I've read up on a few sites about using thermoform and plastic molding and stuff for making breastplates, sythetic armor, masks, or small things like bucklers- and I wanted to know what materials are best for creating a model to mold the plastic over. I have yet to find info on what to use. Also- are there places you can possibly take molds to or sketches and have them do the dirty work for you?

Secondly, I am planning to cosplay as Farah from Tales of Eternia (her costume is a little more flattering than Meredy's...) and I wanted help with fabric suggestions. While I do have a lot of sewing experience, i'm not too knowledgeable about fabric choice.

http://www.rpgfan.com/pics/toe/art-farah2.jpg

That's the costume. Thanks for any help :)

Integral
07-21-2002, 07:04 PM
YAy! Tales of eternia!!

I beleive the Mochi cosplay group suggests only using the termoform plastic for large curves, etc, as it's hard to control. They said that they used a peice of sheet metal for their molds. Basically, they said they bend the sheet metal into the shape they needed (It holds gentle curves best) and melted the plastic on top of it. I don't have any experience with thermoforms, though >..<