If you’re ‘in’ to cosplay or if you are just looking for a material to use for a costume party you will attend,Polyethylene foam then there’s no better material than this foam. There are other foams that you could use other than polyethylene, however, it’s more preferable due its wide range of benefits. Here’s a step-by-step guide of procedures that will help you use this material for any ‘arty’ activities you might think of.
- Identify the size you’ll use. This type of foam have a wide variety of size, density and thickness you could choose from. Scour the net for a kind of list that will show these information to you before buying the one that’ll suit your needs.
- Know you Design. After obtaining your foam, it’s time to draw the design before cutting it up. It is very important to know what part of the costume or design you’ll make first. Observe efficiency while deciding how you’re going to cut the foam to avoid wasting it.
- Cut it up. Once you’ve drawn the design on the foam, it is time to cut them one by one. Do this carefully and intricately as you can’t repeat this step without buying a new set of foam to use. Be patient in cutting in order to avoid destroying the material.
- Heat it. If you find yourself in need of sticking those parts you just cut, you can’t use glue as this will not stick it even the slightest. You need to heat it or use a ‘welding’ material for foam which you can find on the internet, though it’s going to cost more. If there are foams which are no longer usable, practice sticking them together using any form of flame or heat before doing it with your design.