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Foam Board Weapon Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Foam Board Weapon Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay
As a Thank You to all my supporters, here is the Foam Board Weapon Tutorial!

I've had a lot of practice with this method, and this is the formula that works best for me, so I hope it can help you make your props with ease. I really enjoy working with my hands and making props using various methods, so please don't hesitate to ask questions if you have any - I'll be glad to answer them!

Tutorial and all images therein are Copyright Fire Lily and FireLilyCosplay.com.
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ILuvAnimeSK Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Um, how much was this total?
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How much was what...the sword?  The foam board is about $2 a sheet - one sheet for 3 layers.  I already have a stock of Gesso, spackle, and sealant.  Paint is about $5 a can.  Cabochons were $6 for a dozen on EBay.

Time wise?  It took about a week total, working on it after I got home from a full time job and two solid days on the weekend.
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ILuvAnimeSK Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! Sorry I didn't specify...
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12starlings Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Will I have any issues with pieces scraping against each other, or the blades being covered in blood? I'm trying to make a giant pair of scissors. <:3 Thanks
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You may lose some of the paint unless you seal it multiple times, but it shouldn't be too problematic.
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12starlings Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Alright thank you!
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AlbinoWerewolf729 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I think I might use this to make Karkat Vantas' Sickle~
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HP-Jack Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
also would you suggest using the styrofoam cutter form when cutting out the base of the prop or? Because I don't really need to cut anything else out from my prop besides from it's normal shape/outline/base.
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The styrofoam cutter will only cut the foam and not the cardboard. You can get long pieces of pink insulation foam for longer props, but you would need a center support or it'll break.
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HP-Jack Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I have a quick question, I'm going to start working on a prop soon for an up coming con, but the length of the foam board isn't long enough for how I want the weapon to be. So should I use the contact cement to connect the different pieces of the prop together or? 
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