So as the title says, I'm looking to put together the complete, no-nonsense, practiced-and-proven craft foam tutorial.
I know there are a lot of tutorials on here for craft foam props and armor, Entropy's being the most famous. But they all seem to differ on materials to use as far as priming, sealing, painting, etc.
So I'm just looking to do a tutorial with basically:
Materials for Priming/Sealing and Pros/Cons of each
Painting (ie why you can't just off the bat use spray paint)
Glueing/Attaching (velcro, snaps, hot glue, the works)
As far as materials for priming/sealing go I have:
Elmers Glue/Water mix (or jus straight up Elmers Glue)
Fabric (vinyl, pvc, etc) like the Eva Foam/Vinyl tutorial by the ever genius joysutton -
The last one of those materials has come in EXTREMELY helpful for my latest costume and I don't think enough people know about this method. You don't need multiple layers of it, you don't need to wait for it to dry, don't have to worry about it cracking. Just glue it on and done.
Anyway, just wanted to make it a bit easier for people using craft foam. With my recent costume and a few other friends of mine who use this site forums regularly, it seems like there's so many different tutorials/advice on craft foam, that it'd be nice to collect it all in one place so that one can make an educated choice after reading through all the research. (0_o I just sounded way too intelligent for 9:30a in the morning. And I haven't even had my coffee yet...)