Bill Doran of Punished Props is a foamsmithing genius and his latest book, ‘Foamsmith 2: How to Forge Foam Weapons,’ will help you on the path to being a foamsmith in your own right.
With a desire to also be awesome, I recently interviewed Bill Doran, one of the top foamsmiths around, and reviewed his book, ‘Foamsmith: How to Create Foam Armor Costumes.’ I then set off to make my first piece of armor–Link’s Hylian Shield of ‘Zelda’ fame.
As cosplay becomes more popular and prevalent around the world, more and more people are looking for help on making great costumes. Bill Doran, one of the preeminent foamsmiths out there, is here to help with a new print book, ‘Foamsmith: How to Create Foam Armor Costumes.’
As most geeks love DIY and tools, we couldn’t run our holiday guide series without including a selection of some of our favorites. Check below for a list of some of our favorite tools, DIY gadgets, and related products.
SyFy’s latest competition reality show, ‘Cosplay Melee,’ aired episode two last week, and episode three airs tonight!
Gizmos and gadgets make great gifts, but there’s nothing like sinking into a good book to escape the holiday madness.
Representation matters. Representation matters in all forms of media and cosplay is no exception.
Follow along as I do a custom prop build of the coffee can that once contained Genesis on AMC’s ‘Preacher.’
I wasn’t planning on doing a new cosplay for San Diego Comic Con 2016, especially since I have my recent Ashitaka cosplay that has only seen one convention. Then ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’ came out.
I completed the version 1.0 of my Prince Ashitaka (from ‘Princess Mononoke’) cosplay just in time for Emerald City Comicon. Now that I’ve revealed the finished cosplay at ECCC, I’m sharing all of the final build details, some lessons learned, and what I have planned for Ashitaka 2.0!
I wanted to finally dip my toes into the amazing world of molding and casting props so I turned to the experts: Smooth-On.
This past weekend I attended my first Wizard World Comic Con in Portland, Oregon. Every time I go to a con in Portland, I am so pleasantly surprised at how low-key and chill it is.
Dremel’s 3D Idea Builder Printer promises to be a simple to use, cost effective 3D printing solution for users of all skill levels.
‘Princess Mononoke’ is one of my favorite films, so it was a no brainer for me when deciding on my next cosplay that I’d try Ashitaka.
This past weekend Seattle was overwhelmed with visitors attending PAX Prime 2015. As always there were tons of crowds, lots of lights and sounds, tons of video and tabletop games, a smattering of cosplay, and plenty of fun.
Artscow.com is a simple, cost-effective way to design your own clothes for cosplay or even everyday wear that look amazing.
PAX Prime is coming to Seattle in a couple of weeks, August 28-31, and GeekDad.com and GeekMom.com will be hosting a panel you won’t want to miss!
Many of us in the GeekDad community have experience with makerspaces and DIY work, including cosplay. The cosplay I have seen over the years simply boggles my mind. When people are given the right tools and have the push, the cosplay results can be spectacular and bring fandoms to life. A Kickstarter campaign, Studio Cosplay, seeks to give more people access to those tools. There are several Kickstarters that I have backed quietly, but this is one that I have not only pledged my money towards but also want to spread the word.