How to make Japanese armors


Materials
[Materials for making templates]
-Drawing paper 10sheets
-"Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan) 5sheets
-Scotch tape(Sellotape) 3pieces
-Packaging tape(parcel tape) 1piece

[Main materials]
-EVA foam
→1.5mm or 2mm thick 100cm X 60cm
→5mm thick 100cm X 60cm
-Synthetic leather 100cm X 40cm
-"Bond G17"(one of sticky glue in Japan) 100ml
-Liquid super glue 3pieces
-Hot melt(glue gun) 10pieces
-Safety pin 4pieces
-hook for handicrafts 2pieces
-Red cord(for body) 17m
-White cord(for body and shoulder) 60m
-Blue cord(for waist) 48m

[Painting materials]
1.When undercoat is Gesso
-Gesso 200ml
-Paintbrush 1piece
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint, Lacquer Spray etc) or acrylic paint proper quantity*

2.When undercoat is Wood glue thinned with water
-Wood glue 200ml
-Water a little
-Paintbrush 1piece
-Paper cup, bowl etc 1piece
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint, Lacquer Spray etc) proper quantity*

3.When undercoat is Thinned "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan)
-"Bond G17"(one of sticky glue in Japan) 200ml
-lacquer thinner 200ml
-Paintbrush 1piece
-Paper cup, bowl etc 1piece
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint, Lacquer Spray etc) proper quantity*

Materials cost
4000Yen (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
-Masking tape 1piece
-Paint tools (brush etc)
-Pinvice or Prick punch etc
-Sewing machine
-Sewing tools

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

Work time
20hours

Spec
-

Template data
PDF format(A4 size)
Body Click
Waist Click
Shoulder Click

-How to print is here.
-After printing, it becomes easy to use by sticking it on Drawing paper with spray glue.
-Size:Free size
-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.

Body Completion drawing


Waist Completion drawing


Shoulder 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.

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



Repeat cutting and pasting.
I finished making the Templates.


Make holes threaded cord.
Make hole with a Punch.


Use 5mm thick EVA foam.
Make holes on the Templates.




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。

●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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

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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)

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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)

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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.



Mark.


I finished marking.


Cut out 5mm thick EVA foam.
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。

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 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)


↑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

Make belts.
Cut out 1.5mm or 2mm thick EVA foam.
Glue Synthetic leather with "Bond G17"(one of sticky glue in Japan). Details are here.
Don't use fire until drying, because "Bond G17" burns easily. Don' use a Lighter etc until drying.





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、好みでどうぞ。

●1.5mm厚COSボードをAmazonで買う


●1.5mm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) 1.5mm厚 白
価格:359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) 1.5mm厚 白
価格:672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) 1.5mm厚 白
価格:1681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) 1.5mm厚 黒
価格:672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(シールタイプ)Mサイズ(600mm×900mm) 1.5mm厚 白
価格:1120円(税込、送料別) (2019/10/23時点)

●1.5mm厚COSボードをAmazonで買う


●1.5mm厚コスプレボードをAmazonで買う


●1.5mm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1.5mm×660mm×1000mm
価格:605円(税込、送料別) (2019/10/23時点)



I finished glueing.


Stick to the body.
Glue 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!

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.



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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 Gesso in this tutorial.


Paint Gesso twice or three times with a brush.
Dry it about 2 ~ 6 hours.


Paint black with Lacquer Spray.


Paint gold of 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.



After painting
Thread cord.
-Red cord 17m
-White cord 20m

Cut 1.5m for easy using.
Make a knot in the one side.
Sharpen another side.
Harden with Liquid super glue and sharpen.


Sharpen tips more with Box cutter etc.


If holes are closed by painting, insert thin article.
Make hole with a Pinvice or Prick punch etc.



Thread cord.


Thread cord.


Stretch cord over a thumb, and thread. Then it was finished neatly.


Paste the end with Liquid super glue in backside.
Moreover serve with Hot melt(glue gun).


Thread second cord.
Afterward, repetition.


Complete.


Make the template
Make waist armor.
Make Templates from "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan).



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Building
Cut material into the Templates form.
Cut out 1.5mm or 2mm thick EVA foam.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Glue Synthetic leather on the backside with a "Bond G17"(one of sticky glue in Japan) for reinforcement. Detailed process is here.
Don't use fire until drying, because "Bond G17" burns easily. Don' use a Lighter etc until drying.


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


Make hole with a Soldering iron.(Don't breathe in the smoke and don't put in eyes)
Draw patterns with a Hot melt(glue gun).


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Painting
Paint.
Painting method is same as body armor.


After painting
Stick cords.
Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Cut out cloth.
Sew with a sewing machine.


Temporal tack with Masking tape.


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

Try on.


Thread cord.
-Blue cord 48m


How to thread.


Threa in order of numbers.




















Tie at last in backside.


Tieing was finished.


Tieing was finished.


Complete.


Make the template
Make waist armor.
Make Templates from "Kousakuyousi"(one of hard paper in Japan).


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


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


Cut material into the Templates form.
Cut out 1.5mm or 2mm thick EVA foam.


Glue with a Liquid super glue.


I finished glueing.


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


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


Draw patterns with a Hot melt(glue gun).


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Painting
Paint.
Painting method is same as body armor.


After painting
Thread cord.
-White cord 40m












Make a cylinder.
Cut out 5mm thick EVA foam to belt form.
Paste together end and end with Liquid super glue.


Let wire pass to inner.
Paste the end of wire. Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Cut out cloth.


Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Attach a hook for handicrafts.
Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Attach a hook for handicrafts.
Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Stick the cylinder.
Glue with a Hot melt(glue gun).


Glue a Safety pin with a Hot melt(glue gun) for equiping.
(There is also a method that use Velcro. Details are here.)


Complete










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アラキさん
月風魔の甲冑
こちらは「戦国甲冑のつくり方」のページを参考にしております。
甲冑を装着する為の「安全ピン」をグルーガンで接着する技術は本当に役に立ちました!
塗装はヘルメットと同じくジェッソを2度塗りした後、ジェルメディウムを塗り、ラッカーを使用しております。
甲冑が全身に及ぶため、かなり時間はかかりましたが、ギャクヨガさんのサイトには本当に勇気付けられたました!


NekochaQBさん
同田貫アーマー一式
いちおう完成しました。(兜のぞく)
制作にあたってはギャクヨガ師の作例を
参考にさせていただいております。