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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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:iconhentaiboy77:
I just have a doubt....is it too fragile!? or Gesso make it strongh enough!?
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FireLilyCosplay Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just use something else if you are doubtful. Like fiberglass or epoxy or resin. This is simply one method.
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:iconzakiax:
Thank you for this Tutorial it has really helped me. 
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very welcome!
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:iconimthenightherself:
Will it stay sturdy and solid if I use paper mache and fast mache? >.< 
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:iconironkau:
Ironkau Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Does the gesso strengthen the foam board?
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:iconnocturnal--artist:
Nocturnal--Artist Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Could I use mod podge instead of gesso?
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FireLilyCosplay Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't see why not.  It may not have the best affect as it is more of a glue and doesn't sand as smooth as Gesso does.
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:iconpapersedge:
I was just wondering about the strength of the handle.I'm in the middle of making my friend the Buster Sword, and I wanted to use foam board for it along with your method. However, the Buster Sword is notorious for it's huge blade and relatively small handle. Any thoughts?
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:iconakadragon1111:
Use expanding foam for the blade and for the handle a pcp pipe. then coat in wonderflex. Dont try any huge monster hunter swords with foam board it gets way to heavy. expanding  foam is the better way to go.
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