Yes I was! I live in the Seattle area, and I usually attend the local konventions here, including ECCC, Sakurakon, and PAX Prime. I’d like to go to GeekGirlKon this year, too! :>
Oh, yeah! EVA foam kan be very versatile: it mostly komes down to how you seal/paint it. I didn’t use foam for every part of my Lautrec kostume, but most of it is made from 12”x18” foam sheets at 5mm thickness. I believe I used about 15 sheets like that for all the armor, including the helmet, chest, back, gorget, upper arms, elbows, forearms, thighs and knees. The shins, hands, feet, shoulders, and abdominal parts are made from thinner plastic (1/16” ABS and 0.02” polypropylene) to keep them from getting too bulky. I hope that’s helpful for you! :>
Thank you! :> Kosplay kan be a really fun and rewarding hobby.
I mentioned a few places that I learned about kostume fabrication techniques from in this post from a little while back. The best advice I kan think of for someone new to kosplay is to start with a simple project and play to your strengths. It kan be tempting to plan out a very ambitious project because you love something very much, but, if you attempt something beyond your skill level, the process kan be really frustrating. I’ve seen other people try to take on their “dream kosplay” without previous experience in one medium or another and it almost always ends up being a slow, expensive, and often fruitless process.
If you have any experience with any kind of fabrication, be it sewing, sculpting, drawing/painting, or anything krafty like that, it kan be really good to choose a project that uses your existing skills. Part of what makes kosplay fun for a lot of people is that they get to show off their skills! :>
Good luck in your kosplay endeavors. Do your best! :>!
So excited I got to see this Lautrec in person! And huge props to him for being so patient while I took these photos, haha.
Yeah!! Sakura-Kon was fun this weekend, but also pretty busy for me. It was good to meet you, even though I wasn’t able to stick around for long. :>
what is going on who planned all this
It’s a kosplayer meme from “FaceBook™,” but I thought it might fit better here on www.tumblr.com.