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Unread 07-31-2013, 04:27 AM   #1
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Re Enforce Foam?

Alrighty my Cosplay Prop buddies out there! I have a question for you!

now this is the first time I have EVER made a prop to this size.
And I have 0 knowledge on how to use power tools and such.
And now I am wondering.
How can I re enforce this bad boy?
it stands about 5 feet tall and is made out of Foam. The problem is that it wabbles and has no stability. I tried card bored for the center but it just made things worse.
Any ideas?

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Unread 07-31-2013, 08:28 AM   #2
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You could try covering the outside in paper mache or paper clay or something else that will dry hard. That's what I'm doing for a foam prop and it's working out okay.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 11:24 AM   #3
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Ideally you would put wood in the center to grant additional stiffness, however if you have an aversion to tools you can coat the outside with fiberglass cloth/mat and resin. I did that for this foam prop and it was super solid. GL Happy cosplay!

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Unread 07-31-2013, 11:49 AM   #4
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You could try making an internal "skeleton" with a combination of cardboard and wire - a couple of coat hangers, twisted together to make a spiraling helix shape, will add a lot of internal strength. For even more internal strength, replace the cardboard with something sturdier like wood (as suggested above), MDF, or a plastic like Sintra.

An exoskeleton made out of something hard will also help. Fiberglass, Bondo, or good ol' paper mache.
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