Eva foam bracers tutorial

*sorry for my english if any errors*

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  1. Use plastic wrap to cover the area you want to take out the pattern from.
  2. Then cover it with tape.
  3. Cute it and paste the pattern to paper. (I always add lil bit extra in the sides in this case added left, right and bot)
  4. Paste them to Eva foam and cut it.
  5. Add details with foamy (borders) and glue everything.
  6. The small cut you see in the back its because that way I can Fit my fist with no problem.
  7. Cover it with wood glue.
  8. Now with plasti-dip.
  9. Paint it and after it dries put a layer of modge podge.

For those who don’t already know - I’m actually a huge nerd for LARPing, ever since Danny wrangled me into playing D&D with his buddies when we first started dating two years ago. 

We always played our campaigns with a bit of a twist: Instead of leaving everything to chance at the roll of a die, our DM would have us duke out our in-game battles with real boffers in the yard.  

Now that Danny’s off travelling the country, I’ve filled the void by joining a local Amtgard holding in Salem. The short explanation: Every Saturday, I dress up in all-leather garb, grab a foam sword and shield, then go beat up nerds in a public city park.

Recently, the shield I’ve been borrowing from a friend is wearing out, so I decided to make one of my own, to suit my persona, “Roar”, who was raised by wolverines and has zero concept of basic human social skills.

It still needs a few touch-ups, but I’m pretty pleased with it, since more than half of theses materials are brand new mediums for me. The body of the shield is a packing product called plank foam; the ‘skin’ overlay is a thin craft foam, and it’s all hit with a layer of plasti-dip before being painted. I need to do some touch-ups with the gold around the edge before doing the final layer of clear plasti-dip overlay, then it’s ready for battle!


We love wooden hangers because we love our clothes and think they should be treated nicely. No bent-out-of-shape sweaters on wire hangers welcome over here. Wood hangers can be decidedly slick though, so we busted out some Plasti-dip to make them a little grippier.

It’s super easy to do: Tape off your painting boundaries, custom mix your color in the Plasti-dip (we used the blue, yellow and white tints), bathe your hanger in Plasti-dip and hang (over newspaper or something else that can get dirty to catch errant drips). About three minutes after you’ve finished applying, remove the tape; otherwise you could yank the Plasti-dip off with it. 

There’s enough Plasti-dip in the container to paint several wardrobes worth of hangers. Other ideas: dip the handles of your tools or cosmetic brushes; dip the key-ring end of of your keys; paint along the edge of baskets.