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About EVA foam

-Examples
EVA foam is a famous material for cosplay.
Following weapons and armors are made from EVA foam.

*How to make this example is here.


*How to make this example is here(sword armor).


*How to make this example is here.


*How to make this example is here.


-What's EVA foam
This is EVA foam.
EVA foam is a soft material.
You can process it easily.
Another name is EVA board, EVA zote, Craft foam etc.
I usually use one called "Lion board".
"Lion board" is sold only in Japan.


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-Kind
There are some thick and size.
Following information is about "Lion board".

[2mm thick]
45~45cm 300Yen (about 100Yen = 1dollar)
90cm~90cm 700Yen (about 100Yen = 1dollar)

[5mm thick]
45~45cm 460Yen (about 100Yen = 1dollar)
90cm~90cm 1200Yen (about 100Yen = 1dollar)

[10mm thick]
45~45cm 840Yen (about 100Yen = 1dollar)


There are other thick commody.
But I use only 2mm or 1.5mm thick, 5mm thick, 10mm thick.

-Proper use of thick for armors

When make armors, 5mm thick is mainly used.
2mm or 1.5mm thick is used only for ornament.
Most of 10mm thick is not used.

This armors is made from only 5mm thick.
*How to make this example is here.


This shoulder armors is also made from only 5mm thick.
Boader is alos 5mm thick.
*How to make this example is here.


In the case of this armor,5mm thick is mainly used.
2mm or 1.5mm thick is used only for ornament.
*How to make this example is here.


-Proper use of thick for weapons
In the case of this weapon,there is not pattern of proper use.
The right man in the right place.
*How to make this example is here(sword sheath).


Attention at the time of work
Let's consider the following things for accident prevention and health.

-When it uses a thing including the thinner(Bond, lacquer thinner etc) and the spray, make good ventilation.
And wear a gas mask and .
<-I'm using this mask.

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

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

-Do not use the lighter and tools with heart near the things which are easy to burn such as paint or thinner Bond.

-Turn off an outlet and the switch of the tool as soon as you have finished using it.

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

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