Make: Props and Costume Armor: Create Realistic Science Fiction & Fantasy Weapons, Armor, and Accessories

Make Props and Costume Armor Create Realistic Science Fiction Fantasy Weapons Armor and Accessories Have you been trying to think of a way to conquer your local comic convention through cosplay Do you gaze with envious eyes upon the fan made suits of ard awesomeness strolling around every year on Ha

  • Title: Make: Props and Costume Armor: Create Realistic Science Fiction & Fantasy Weapons, Armor, and Accessories
  • Author: Shawn Thorsson
  • ISBN: 9781680450064
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Paperback
  • Have you been trying to think of a way to conquer your local comic convention through cosplay Do you gaze with envious eyes upon the fan made suits of ard awesomeness strolling around every year on Halloween Do you have a spot on your wall, bookshelf, or desk that desperately needs to be filled with a screen accurate replica of your favorite science fiction or fantasHave you been trying to think of a way to conquer your local comic convention through cosplay Do you gaze with envious eyes upon the fan made suits of ard awesomeness strolling around every year on Halloween Do you have a spot on your wall, bookshelf, or desk that desperately needs to be filled with a screen accurate replica of your favorite science fiction or fantasy weapon If so, look no further We ve got just the book for you In this book, master prop maker Shawn Thorsson uses his unique blend of humor and insight to turn years of painful experience into detailed explanations He ll show you many of the tools, methods, and processes that you can use to create professional looking science fiction and fantasy props and armor The ultimate collision of creative imagination and practical maker skills, making props and costume armor involves sculpting, molding, casting, 3D printing, CNC fabrication, painting, and countless other techniques and technologies.In this book, you ll learn Basic fabrication methods using inexpensive, commonly available tools and materialsSimple, low cost methods to make foam armor out of easy to find foam matsHow to use the popular Pepakura software to build 3D models with paperMultiple molding and casting techniquesHow to build a vacuforming machine to make armor from plastic sheet stockPainting and weathering techniques that will bring your props to lifeJust enough safety advice to keep you from losing body parts along the wayWhether you re just a beginner or a seasoned builder with countless projects behind you, this book is sure to be an invaluable addition to your workshop library.

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    1. Are you ever called upon to make stage armor? Perhaps you just have an interest in learning more about the subject, or perhaps you want to dress up like Iron Man at some point in the future. Regardless, get your hands on a copy of the new title from Maker Media, Make: Props and Costume Armor by Shawn Thorsson. It's a must-own reference manual on a whole host of materials, methods, and techniques for creating such things.The book is written in an accessible, knowledgable way that demystifies a co [...]

    2. One of the best books on Cosplay and costumes I've ever seen. It's funny, extremely informative and even has great tips for after the costume is made. It goes over several different prop and costume making materials and techniques, and makes is clear how you can apply that to other items you may be making. It's meant for beginners, but doesn't assume that they're stupid. I loved this book!

    3. This is a beautifully laid out book with great pictures and a fun attitude. It’s aimed at people getting into armor and prop making and is honestly a superb resource as it teaches you to layer and how to build up to things. Though for the first project to be wood seems a bit hardcore and I wish they would have started with a more accessible media like foam instead of making that the third section. The safety warnings and well done step by step pictures are great though.The section on pepakura [...]

    4. I really wanted to like this book. I love the way the instructions are written, full of jokes and such. I get the impression that the author would be great to hang out with. And the end result of all the projects is gorgeous. But the book is presented as being suitable for beginners, but the very first "starting simple" project requires a pretty serious woodshop setup including multiple power tools, and the author assumes you know how to use that equipment This is just not a book I could get muc [...]

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