wwhhaattt333: The hot knife cuts through easier, of cours, but the exacto/hobbie knives are more precise, i'd say use blade that is small that can get your finger closer to the foam for more support and manuverability
wwhhaattt333: Try sanding the edges, so it can be more precise. U don't even need a strong sand paper, since its foam u can even use a nail file
Bleeding Thorn: lol i been doing cosplay for 6 years now, but i never done any armor cosplays.. this is my first time. but i will try my best! 😁
Thug life Smith: Can you make swat armor
Nema Toad: I bet that smells wonderful! Mmmmm lung cancer #tasty
amanda bright: I just used a file. That makes my life so much easier... Sorry man
Matthew Southwick: you made a pencil
The Infernal Guardian: what type of EVA foam do you use, would you be able to link a website where i could buy it? thz much appreciated :)
Patrick Meiler: You should use a sharpie
Chris Gough: Most people would just use a knife.
wrad45: Sand paper is is better for smoothing edges use a fine grit, and be careful not to go to fast you might take to much off
Ryan RampJ: Use a dremal tool for smoother and more precise edges
Dale Bergeron: I have been playing with plastics and foam building for 25 years. Not a bad instruction. I wish you would have shown final complete product at the beginning and end.
Goatacus: That took way too freakin' long, even sped up.
Marc Paquette: What do you use for templates to cut out the foam parts?
Zoe Magnus (DTA - Be Creative): Use knives to cut everything! O_o Do not use something hot, the foam melts and becomes hard, therefore you can't smooth the edges with a dremel :/
Nyx Danvers: Great tutorial!
I use a box cutter, and have never had a hot knife. Would that be better for details? Also, mine is designed to be used, is hot glue still strong enough for boffing?
00daveyr: Can I ask where you get your templates from? is there a website or are they just free hand?