hello everyone Aaron from Ohio USA I've lurked here forever but now finally signed-up .
Ive been costuming for years but usually doing original costumes and some super hero stuff. But lately been wanting to start trying anime characters and other things.
things i most frequently make my costumes out of leather and suede. I also love working in my forge and pounding the anvil for some things.
I work in construction supply and find lots great stuff for crafting my shinies.
One of my most favorite things to use for armor ,weapons, shields
and I haven't seen anybody else saying they use it
Is a product used in concrete industry called Expansion joint http://bometals.com/products/joints/...d-linked-foam/
i love using it because its fairly easy to form and trimming it with in exacto knife is super easy and with a Heat gun it can be shaped , Its Cheap
and u can get it in a variety of thicknesses and widths (i like using 1/2" x(whatever be close to what i need like armor 48" swords 4" -6"))
best way to find it go to your local ready-mix concrete company
welp that's all i can think of for now .
Oh and yes i know im horrible at spelling and Grammer.