How to make Japanese armor for female (with templates)


Materials
[Materials for making templates]
-Drawing paper 10sheets
-Scotch tape(Sellotape) 3pieces
-Packaging tape(parcel tape) 1piece

[Main materials]
-EVA foam
→5mm thick 100cm X 80cm
-"Bond G17"(one of sticky glue in Japan) 100ml
-Liquid super glue 3pieces
-Hot melt(glue gun) 10pieces
-Cord 5m

[Painting materials]
1.When undercoat is Gesso
-Gesso 100ml
-Paintbrush 1piece
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint, Lacquer Spray etc) or acrylic paint proper quantity*
-Masking tape 1piece

2.When undercoat is Wood glue thinned with water
-Wood glue 100ml
-Water a little
-Paintbrush 1piece
-Paper cup, bowl etc 1piece
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint, Lacquer Spray etc) proper quantity*
-Masking tape 1piece

3.When undercoat is Thinned "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan)
-"Bond G17"(one of sticky glue in Japan) 100ml
-lacquer thinner 100ml
-Paintbrush 1piece
-Paper cup, bowl etc 1piece
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint, Lacquer Spray etc) proper quantity*
-Masking tape 1piece

*The paiting area is written in the package, refer it. Details are here.

Materials cost
2000Yen (about 100Yen = 1dollar)

Tools
-Writing implement(Pencil,eraser,ballpoint,Magic Marker,ruler)
-Scissors
-Box cutter etc(Use also a "Pro blade" and a "Blade breaker")
-Cutting mat
-Hot melt(glue gun)
-Lighter
-Soldering iron and soldering iron stand
-Paint tools (brush etc)

Convenient tools when you have
-Standard art knife,Cushion grip art knife
-Heat gun
-Super glue Accelerator

Work time
9hours

Spec
Weight 300g

Template data
PDF format(A4 size)

-How to print is here.
-After printing, it becomes easy to use by sticking it on Drawing paper with spray glue.
-Size:Woman M size(Adjust if needed)
-Mentions of "x1","x2" etc are the numbers of sheets.
(If you need both arms or both legs etc, cut the number of double.)
-Mentions of "2mm" , "5mm" etc are thickness of EVA foam.

Completion drawing


Attention in the work
-When you uses a thing including the thinner(Bond, lacquer thinner etc) or spray, make good ventilation.
And wear a gas mask.

-When you toast mterials etc, make good ventilation.
And don't breathe smoke, don't put smoke in your eyes.

-When you dig mterials etc with Soldering iron, make good ventilation.
And don't breathe in smoke, don't put smoke in your eyes.

-Don't use fire near the things which are easy to burn such as paint, thinner etc.

-When you finished using tools, pull an outlet.

-Read labels of materials and tools, and understand how to use.


Tutorial video
When you watch this video before reading this page, you can understand this page better.


Make the template
Make Templates from Drawing paper.
When you want to know how to make Templates, browse this page.
When you make Templates of the body, use a torso.




When you make a ideal from, cut open it. Use it.


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More history

Building
Make the front part of body.
Cut material into the Templates form.
Cut out 5mm thick EVA foam.




EVA foam is soft material.
You can process it easily.
Other names are EVA board, EVA zote, Craft foam etc.
Cosplayers all over the world use this.

Introduction video





コスプレ造形向けボードはネット通販で手軽に買えます。
ちなみに、COSボードとコスプレボードの違いは特にないと感じます、お好みでどうぞ。
ギャクヨガはCOSボードをいつも利用しています。

●5mm厚COSボードをAmazonで買う


●5mm厚COSボードを楽天で買う

[商品価格に関しましては、リンクが作成された時点と現時点で情報が変更されている場合がございます。]

COSボード Sサイズ(450mm×600mm) 5mm厚 白
価格:583円(税込、送料別) (2019/10/23時点)

[商品価格に関しましては、リンクが作成された時点と現時点で情報が変更されている場合がございます。]

COSボード Mサイズ(600mm×900mm) 5mm厚 白
価格:1120円(税込、送料別) (2019/10/23時点)

[商品価格に関しましては、リンクが作成された時点と現時点で情報が変更されている場合がございます。]

COSボード Lサイズ(900mm×1800mm) 5mm厚 白
価格:3249円(税込、送料別) (2019/10/23時点)

[商品価格に関しましては、リンクが作成された時点と現時点で情報が変更されている場合がございます。]

COSボード Sサイズ(450mm×600mm) 5mm厚 黒
価格:650円(税込、送料別) (2019/10/23時点)

[商品価格に関しましては、リンクが作成された時点と現時点で情報が変更されている場合がございます。]

COSボード Mサイズ(600mm×900mm) 5mm厚 黒
価格:1344円(税込、送料別) (2019/10/23時点)

●5mm厚COSボードをキャラヌノで買う


●5mm厚コスプレボードをAmazonで買う


●5mm厚コスプレボードを楽天で買う

[商品価格に関しましては、リンクが作成された時点と現時点で情報が変更されている場合がございます。]

コスプレボード 白5mm×660mm×500mm
価格:517円(税込、送料別) (2019/10/23時点)

[商品価格に関しましては、リンクが作成された時点と現時点で情報が変更されている場合がございます。]

コスプレボード 白5mm×660mm×1000mm
価格:990円(税込、送料別) (2019/10/23時点)

[商品価格に関しましては、リンクが作成された時点と現時点で情報が変更されている場合がございます。]

コスプレボード 白5mm×1000mm×2000mm
価格:3564円(税込、送料別) (2019/10/23時点)





Use a sharp blade. For example, "Pro Blade".
This is so sharp.
←10枚入り ←50枚入りお得パック

I always use "Running fire box cutter","Blade breaker",Cutting mat.
"Blade breaker" can break the blade easily.


Use Standard art knife or Cushion grip art knife to cut small ornaments etc, too.



Make holes on the Templates. Mark them with a pen.


I finished marking.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.
When you use a Super glue Accelerator, Hardening speed becomes fast.
(Smoke may be generated. Don't breathe in the smoke and don't put in eyes.)





Super glue can glue a large surfaces easily.
But it can't glue a small surface such as this photo well


Then you should use a following spray.
I always use this.
Watch video.


Super glue accelerator
This can glue surfaces in several seconds.
When you use 100ml, you can make a armorset or about three weapons.
←100ml ←420ml

About super glue
I use general liquid super glue.



Cut material into the Templates form.
Cut out 5mm thick EVA foam.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Make hole with a Soldering iron.(Don't breathe in the smoke and don't put in eyes)


ギャクヨガが使っているハンダゴテです、コテ台付き。

Bend by heating with a Lighter or a Heat gun.(Be careful about fire)


↑ギャクヨガ愛用ライター、使いやすい! ガスがなくなったらボンベで充填しましょう


Cut 5mm thick EVA foam thin. Shave the corners.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Remove the corner by toasting with a Lighter.(Don't breathe in the smoke, be careful about fire)


Make holes on the Templates. Mark them with a pen.


Draw patterns with a Hot melt(glue gun).


ギャクヨガが愛用しているグルーガンです、口が広くてとても使いやすい!

Reinforce by heaping a Hot melt(glue gun) on the backside of glueing places.


Make the front part of body.
Cut material into the Templates form.
Cut out 5mm thick EVA foam.


Make holes on the Templates. Mark them with a pen.


I finished marking.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Bend by heating with a Lighter or a Heat gun.(Be careful about fire)


Make hole with a Soldering iron.(Don't breathe in the smoke and don't put in eyes)


Cut 5mm thick EVA foam thin. Shave the corners.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Remove the corner by toasting with a Lighter.(Don't breathe in the smoke, be careful about fire)


Reinforce by heaping a Hot melt(glue gun) on the backside of glueing places.


Glue Velcro with "Bond G17"(one of sticky glue in Japan) or a Hot melt(glue gun). Detailes are here.
Don't use fire until drying, because "Bond G17" burns easily. Don' use a Lighter etc until drying.




Glue Velcro with "Bond G17"(one of sticky glue in Japan) or a Hot melt(glue gun). Detailes are here.
Don't use fire until drying, because "Bond G17" burns easily. Don' use a Lighter etc until drying.


Present state.


Make the shoulder part.
Cut material into the Templates form.
Cut out 5mm thick EVA foam.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Remove the corner by toasting with a Lighter.(Don't breathe in the smoke, be careful about fire)


Glue Velcro with a Hot melt(glue gun).


I finished glueing.


Glue Velcro with "Bond G17"(one of sticky glue in Japan). Detailes are here.
Don't use fire until drying, because "Bond G17" burns easily. Don' use a Lighter etc until drying.


Reinforce by heaping a Hot melt(glue gun) on the backside of glueing places.


Cut material into the Templates form.
Cut out 5mm thick EVA foam.


Bend by heating with a Lighter or a Heat gun.(Be careful about fire)


Stick Masking tape on the point you don't want to paint.


ギャクヨガは細かいところは10mm幅(左の商品)、広い所は30mm幅(右の商品)を使ってます

Stick Masking tape on the point you don't want to paint.


Glue a broken piece of material. Hold it in painting.
(Cut it off after painting.)


Glue a broken piece of material. Hold it in painting.
(Cut it off after painting.)


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Painting
Begin painting.
At first, paint undercoat on EVA foam.
The effects are as follows.

-Color becomes well.
-It becomes hard to come off.
-Gloss comes out well.
-You can save quantity of the paint.


1.Gesso
This is easy.

【Merit】
-It's usable just to paint with a paint brush.
-Gesso don't contain thinner, then you can use it in the room.
-You can use also Acrylic paint.
-There are several colors one, white black etc.

【Demerit】
-It's easy to come off than Thinned "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan).
 Then, use this for weapons and armors without moving parts.
-The gross is smaller than Thinned "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan).

【Commodities page】
Gesso or Black Gesso
or

【Paint】
Lacquer Spray or Bottle lacquer paint or acrylic paint
or

2.Wood glue thinned with water
This is so easy.

【Merit】
-Someone can get
-Someone can use easy

【Demerit】
-Drying time is a little long.

【Commodities page】


3."Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan)
This is difficult, however it's almighty.

【Merit】
-It'st hard to peel off.
-It can use for PVC pipe or plastic sheets.

【Demerit】
-"Bond G17" is japanese commodity.
 Then you can't get it easily.
 Please use others. For example, you can substitute wood glue for it.
-You must thin it with lacquer thinner.
-It needs thinner, then you must work outdoors.
-It burns easily.
Don't use fire until drying, because "Bond G17" burns easily. Don' use a Lighter etc until drying.
The parts will be charred in seconds.

【Tutorial video】


【Commodities page】
"Bond G17"(one of sticky glue in Japan) thined with lacquer thinner
&

-About paint
I use following paint.


You can use acrylic paint, when you use Gesso.



I use "Zoukei be-su" as undercoat this time.
But it's sold only in Japan.
Substitute Gesso or Wood glue thinned with water.


Paint "Zoukei be-su" twice with a brush.
Dry it about 2 ~ 6 hours.


Paint black with Lacquer Spray.


Paint red color with Lacquer Spray.


Paint gold Bottle lacquer paint with a paint brush.


When you paint Bottle lacquer paint, use a paintbrush,silicon cup(Use as a paint plate. It can easy to peel paints after dry.),
panint stick, thinner.



Paint gold Bottle lacquer paint with a paint brush.


After painting
Cut cord.


Tie the edge.
Harden the edege with a Liquid super glue. Sharpen it.


Pass cord through holes.


Glue the edge.
Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Present state.


Cut cord.


Tie the cord.


Cut out Synthetic leather.


Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Cut cord.


Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


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