If you’re just getting into cosplay, you should be excited. But, you’re probably also not quite sure what foam you should use so that your costume will stick and be durable enough to wear.
Don’t worry, that’s a common question new cosplayers have which is why we’re going to give you some clarity with a complete guide.
What Foam Should I Use For Cosplay?
So, what kind of foam should I use for cosplay?
Well, before we can answer that question, we should probably think about what the foam needs to be like. If we have foam that is too soft, it can cause our costumes to break, and the fun will be over. This is the worst nightmare for any cosplayer out there which is why we need high-density foam.
If a type of foam is extremely dense, it stops it from breaking or losing its shape. The most popular and best types of foam for Cosplay are EVA foam and Moldable foam clay. Both of these types of foam are extremely dense but can be easily shaped if you apply heat to them.
This allows you to create the shapes you need, but it also stops them from losing it.
There are also other types of foam such as standard polyethylene foams which are too hard. EVA foam & Moldable foam clay are in a sweet spot which is why they are the most popular choice.
Despite the popularity of Cosplay, getting the highest quality of EVA foam is still hard today. Quite often, you’ll find options that aren’t truly authentic, and when you are building your costume, this will show.
Buying The Right Type of Foam
Here at the Foamory, we specialize in providing high-quality foam for Cosplayers. The reason, we can be confident in our foam is because we actually Cosplay ourselves. This means, we and many of our friends regularly use our foam, meaning we always know what’s going on.
EVA foam is by far the most popular option for cosplayers. And, we’ve got authentic EVA foam in our store.
The cool thing about our EVA foam is that it is smooth on both sides. This means it will feel better on your costume.
Additionally, it is also “shape retention foam” which means:
- Cutting is more precise
- Sanding & Dwelling is smoother
- Heat Shaping is easier
- It also holds much better
No matter whether you’re building a sword, helmet, or any other part of your costume, EVA foam is the ideal solution. You can check out our EVA foam at our store, where we have a great range of options available.
Moldable Foam Clay
The second option that you can use is Moldable foam clay.
With Moldable foam clay you have to make sure that you are getting a moldable, high-density formula. Otherwise, you can quickly end up with foam that loses its shape.
If you have the right formula Moldable foam clay can work well for any type of Cosplay:
- New builds
- Intricate detail work
- Pressing into silicon molds and holding very fine detail
- Filling in gaps and spaces
Another thing that we like about Moldable foam clay is that it’s safe to paint on with whatever color. This gives you that added possibility for customization. If you would like to learn more about our moldable foam clay you can click this link.
That’s it, we hope this article has given you a little bit of clarity on what foam you should be using. If you did enjoy this article, make sure to check out some of the related posts we made below.