(I'm) Commander Shepard - First Cosplay? (Help?)
So hey everyone...
I guess this is my first cosplay-ish? I'm planning on making (well in the process of making a Commander Shepard costume) I don't know if I am actually going to go to a con, if I do go to one it would be dragoncon since its nearby, buuuut regardless I will end up with a cool halloween costume which is all I really care about haha.
I've attached a couple pieces of my progress, but I'm looking for some advice, I want to cover the surface of my armor/etc with something stronger than just plain foam and that can be easily spray painted/hand painted and detailed. I watched the youtube video of the really good Garrus cosplay where he talked about making the soft/hard armor parts out of a mixture of modge podge and flexible joint compound. I have plenty of flexible joint compound but what exactly does the modge podge add to it? Does it help seal the mixture? If not, after sanding and painting whats the best way to seal something like that to keep it from cracking/flaking off/etc etc?
Thanks in advance! I'll try to keep this thread updated with my progress on the costume = )