Noiz Cosplay Help
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Posted 11/22/14
Hi so im making a gendebent Noiz from Dramatical Murder. I was wondering on how i should make the rabbit cudes that hang from his belt and the leggings that are featured in the picture below
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Posted 11/23/14


Hmmm.. do you need this to travel in a suitcase or anything? Cutting cardstock into shapes to make those cubes would be pretty simple (which you could paint, then glue together), but they'd be somewhat flimsy, and I'd worry about travel considerations...
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Posted 11/23/14
Yea i have to fly to the con im planning for, im worried of the cubes would be crushed by workers who throw luggage around so i wanted to make something that could survive that
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Posted 11/24/14
Hmm.. you could try something like this:
Make the cube out of cardstock, and glue everything but the back on.
Squirt some expanding foam (like this, available at most hardware stores) inside each, then let it set.
Cut off any excess, then glue the back on top of the foam.

That should leave them pretty rigid, but still lightweight. May have to play with the foam to get it just right - don't want its expansion to bulge out the sides of the cube or anything!

Another option might be cutting them out of insulation foam (like these). They're about $10 for a sheet at hardware stores in my area, and you can cut the cubes (possibly out of a few layers of the foam glued together), sand them down, then paint. Might have to seal with Mod Podge first to get a smooth and sealed surface for the paint.

Neither of those will be totally crush proof, but should survive air travel. If you want to get really extreme, though.. use the cardstock approach above, but paint them with fiberglass resin, and pour a few layers on the inside of the cube before putting in the expanding foam. Fiberglass resin is pretty stinky, so I'd use it outside or in a garage if possible, but it's quite strong even without fiberglass fabric backing it up.
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