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Styrofoam...

Postby Okami Yokai » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:31 pm

I recently came into possession of a good deal of styrofoam, in a variety of thicknesses. I've heard of people using insulation foam for props, however I was wondering if, styrofoam were to prove any use for props?

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Postby Yogurtness » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:18 pm

well.. I guess you could make a giant mudkip head? (that would be soooo sick...)
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Postby Okami Yokai » Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:52 am

I'm not so much asking for ideas for props, as I am in asking if styrofoam is even worth putting time and effort into.

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Postby mrs.tomoe » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:53 am

Styro is usually too fragile and crumbly for props. It'd be good in a skit where the prop is supposed to break as part of the act. It might also help in hidden places where you need a little structure in a low-stress part of a costume.

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Postby Okami Yokai » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:02 pm

Much thanks too you!

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Postby A19riku » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:14 am

Actually sturefoam isn't that bad I find it annoying to work with but I used it as a base for my buster sword and then we made my friend a full sized ... maybe 60" long scythe for Marluxia. We papermached over the top to give it strength and we had to glue on some paint sticks as supports bc its so long.

It held up ok so I wouldn't suggest using it for a scythe but if you put some time into it to make it nice It could work nicely for a sword. Also It will sand smooth but I would just suggest either papermache or fiber glassing it
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