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Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)

-Such things can be made.

"Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)" is famous material for cosplay in Japan.
Below weapon and armors are made from "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".

*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.


The many works published in my site are made of "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
If you watch the works at first, please go index page.

-What's Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)
This is "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)"B


Old Brand name is "Lion board".
Present brand name is "Koyo Soft board".
But, many people call "Lion board" still.

Feature is below.
-Soft.
-Cutting is easy
-It's bent.
-It don't break like styrofoam.
-Light

Watch movie.


-Store
-Tokyu Hands(Japanese famous D.I.Y shop)
-Japanese some cosplay shop
-Japanese some handicrafts shop
-Japanse some internet shop(Amazon.jp rakuten etc)

"Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)" is sold only in Japan.

Then, if you live in except japan, you must use other materials.
A EVA board is usable in substitution for "Lion Board(Koyo Soft Board)".
It's called EVA foam, EVAzote, too.
Many world cosplayers are using EVA board.
(I don't know well about EVA board, sorry. Plase study by Google)
Or, basicly soft and can bended board is substitutes.
Then find the materials in your country.

I don't know material information of except japan.
Then you must call for help to your country cosplayers, if you know more information of materials.
There are many world cosplayers in Worldcosplay.
Please find your contry cosplayer by this site. And ask them.
http://ja.worldcosplay.net/

Or, ask japanese material shops that the shop can send "Lion board" to your country.
Thease are shops selling "Lion board".
http://www.rakuten.ne.jp/gold/cosprop/ This site has Japanese page only.
http://www.tokyu-hands.co.jp/foreign.html This site has English page too.

-Kind
There are some thick and size.
Below are pattern of commody sold in Tokyu Hands(Japanese famous D.I.Y shop)

[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 thick(1.5mm is also OK), 5mm thick, 10mm thick.

-Proper use of thick for armors

When make armors, 5mm thick is mainly used.
2mm thick(1.5mm is also OK) 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 thick(1.5mm is also OK) 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).


-How to make weapons and armors
Plase watch top page, there are some how to make.

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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