Introduction to Cosplay Foam Fabrication with Nicole

  • 05/12/2018
  • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA 95407
  • 15

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This will be a 2-3 hour class.

In this class you will learn about the tools, materials, and skills you'll need to design, plan, and fabricate extraordinary pieces of foam armor. For learning purposes we'll be making a set of pauldrons.

We will spend a brief amount of time understanding the tools and materials needed to start and complete a piece of foam armor. From there, we will go through the design phase, and learn how to turn an idea, into a 2D design, into 3D wearable armor.

The second half of the class will be dedicated to the assembly of the armor and detailing. 

By the end of the class we will have made a set of pauldrons ready for paint. 

Prerequisites:

None

Materials will be provided for a $40 flat fee, which includes:

Foam
Contact cement
Brushes for applying contact cement
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Ruler
Sharpie
Utility knife
Masking tape 
Cling wrap
Dremel sanding stones

Disposable respiratory mask ***feel free to bring your own, however it needs to be able to block chemicals as well as dust. 3M sells a N95 with valve, which is the ideal disposable option. 

It is recommended to bring a Dremel (rotary) tool and heat gun if possible. There will be a couple available in class, but will need to be shared.

Tickets are required and available at Eventbrite

Teacher Bio:

Nicole Betsill is a local, self taught, bay area artist who's passion is foam fabrication, specifically in the cosplay community. She was the featured cosplay guest at the 2017 Santa Rosa Toy Con and has been a returning judge and vendor at Toy Con in the previous years. Her work has been featured on many popular sites including Punished Props Foamsmith gallery. Save yourself countless hours of tedious research, trial and error, and start off your project right! 

This class only covers construction. A second painting class will be available soon