09-13-2003, 12:20 PM
Hello everyone Ive been wanting to do a Cloud lately and sinse Oct 31 is coming up I thought Id make a cloud costume. Im planning to be Cloud in his 2nd class outfit :http://www.madamhydra.net/img-fan/coifan/coifw-capt-trio-80.jpg Im not exacticaly shure how to do the sholder guards...I know foam but Ive heard that it melts when you paint it ^_^;; Thanks in advance!
09-13-2003, 01:06 PM
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09-13-2003, 01:43 PM
cover the foam with paperclay and then sand it after that you can spray paint it with no fear. or use a suitable sized ball as the base to build upon..either will work just fine.
I did a Cloud costume for CNA last summer (my first time cosplaying ^_^) and someone gave me a really great idea for the shoulder armor. I feel bad though cause I can't remember who suggested this idea to my before, but if they are reading this, then credit goes to you!
Anyway, the idea is to get a basketball, cut it in half, or quarter or whatever shape you need, turn it inside out and paint it. I have to warn you though that when I first did it, the paint came off very easily cause it was over rubber, so either use a primer first, or use some glaze stuff after you paint it. Then I attached it to the suspenders I made using small screws. I also had small wine bottle corks for the spokes, but they fell off after the first day -_-