Welcome back everyone to another Boundless Podcast, this time we have the amazing @JazzTheBat with us and she’s going to discuss some awesome information relating to cosplay creation. Jazz has made some amazing cosplays ranging from Bowser to the man-ape mbaku.
Make sure you check out her Instagram for some more awesome images of her various creations as she is phenomenal at armor building. This episode has some great information related to working with EVA foam along with the difficulties of working with Worbla. So make sure you pay attention to all the tips given.
In the meantime, I would like to touch on how awesome some of her builds are. Starting with Bowser, this cosplay is made completely from EVA Foam as stated earlier and was actually one of her earlier builds. She says most of her knowledge was actually acquired from simple you tube videos.
To convert that knowledge into an actual product on your first attempt is rather amazing. Using items like a Dremel and heat gun she was able to craft the amazing cosplay you see before you. Shockingly, the ax is actually made from PVC piping and EVA foam.
The next character is Big Barda. Prior to speaking with Jazz, I had never heard of this character and definitely had to do a bit of research. For others ignorant to this character, don’t worry I got you covered. Big Barda is a New God in the DC universe with strength rivaling that of wonder woman.
She is a master combatant when it comes to swordsmanship. This combined with her physical abilities makes her an absolute beast on the battlefield. She also has the standard superpowers cocktail of being resistant to diseases and toxins along with being basically invulnerable.
Similarly to bowser, this armor was made completely from Eva Foam. Originally, Jazz had planned to make this character from worbla but due to its difficulty, she had to abandon the material in favor of EVA Foam. The take-home message regarding this material if you do not listen to the podcast is, if you’re not experienced, do not work with worbla. Its also rather expensive so mistakes are both mentally detrimental and financially.
Last but not lost we have mbaku. This was obviously my favorite cosplay because it’s from the black panther movie and I absolutely loved this movie. Through this interview, I learned that most of her chest and back pieces are made via the Duct Tape Pattering technique.
This involves layering our body with plastic wrap then duct tape and removing it and using it as a blueprint for you’re foam builds. This makes the armor creation process much easier because the pattern is now tailored to your body. This is only a brief explanation if you want to learn more definitely listen to the podcast. It’s extremely helpful.
I hope you enjoyed this interview with @Jazzthebat. She has definitely shed some light on the armor creation process and possibly made you’re decision on which material to use much easier. I would like to thank her again for coming on the show and sharing all of her knowledge and expertise. As always if your interested in being interviewed and sharing your knowledge with the rest of us feel free to message me at firstname.lastname@example.org Id love to hear what you have to say. That does it for today’s post until next time stay BOUNDLESS!!!
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