cosplayprop #cosplayprop Instagram Hashtag

Oddly enough, props are my area of expertise (in my mind, lol). But I never make posts about how I do it. So here's a really brief rundown of how I go about making props, using Lucio's gun as an example!

My main material used is EVA foam! Idk the mm but its the one used for floor mats!

So at the very beginning I gather as many references as possible and put them into my cosplay book. Its basically a sketchbook that has all of my more intricate cosplays pasted inside. Its where I brainstorm how I'll make everything and what I need to buy.

Then I'll take a side reference and render a simple outline in Adobe Illustrator. I make the different layers and kinds view each prop and something where you're building it up layer by layer. So I'll print out a few different sizes for the prop and determine which one looks the most accurate before cutting out each piece!

I use a dremel to sand down the edges of each piece, then use contact cement or hot glue or goop to adhere it together! All of these are great options for EVA/Craft foam creations bc they don't destroy the material underneath it.

After gluing everything together, I use sandable spackle filler on the edges! I do a few layers of that and sand it down before spraying it with a coat of plastidip! I do maybe 3-4 coats.

Lastly, I'll paint it using acrylics paint or spray paint if I can find a color accurate enough! After its dry is when I'll add on the final touches like sequins or rope or fabric or a speaker, lol.

TL;DR! My props are like onions. Many spackled and plastidipped layers, lol.

I hope this helps anyone out! If anyone ever was a specific tutorial on something I've made, let me know and I can post some more in depth details! 💙💙💙

Oddly enough, props are my area of expertise (in my mind, lol). But I never make posts about how I do it. So here's a really brief rundown of how I go about making props, using Lucio's gun as an example! My main material used is EVA foam! Idk the mm but its the one used for floor mats! So at the very beginning I gather as many references as possible and put them into my cosplay book. Its basically a sketchbook that has all of my more intricate cosplays pasted inside. Its where I brainstorm how I'll make everything and what I need to buy. Then I'll take a side reference and render a simple outline in Adobe Illustrator. I make the different layers and kinds view each prop and something where you're building it up layer by layer. So I'll print out a few different sizes for the prop and determine which one looks the most accurate before cutting out each piece! I use a dremel to sand down the edges of each piece, then use contact cement or hot glue or goop to adhere it together! All of these are great options for EVA/Craft foam creations bc they don't destroy the material underneath it. After gluing everything together, I use sandable spackle filler on the edges! I do a few layers of that and sand it down before spraying it with a coat of plastidip! I do maybe 3-4 coats. Lastly, I'll paint it using acrylics paint or spray paint if I can find a color accurate enough! After its dry is when I'll add on the final touches like sequins or rope or fabric or a speaker, lol. TL;DR! My props are like onions. Many spackled and plastidipped layers, lol. I hope this helps anyone out! If anyone ever was a specific tutorial on something I've made, let me know and I can post some more in depth details! 💙💙💙

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I'm bad at progress photos but got the handle a good leathery brown...next the black. Thanks to @paulkaryakos the progress inspiration.

#cosplayprop 
#cosplay
#cosplaywip

I'm bad at progress photos but got the handle a good leathery brown...next the black. Thanks to @paulkaryakos the progress inspiration. #cosplayprop #cosplay #cosplaywip

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Deadpool mostrando sus habilidades. La máscara y las armas, además del arnés y cinturón elaborados por mi. 
#deadpool #cosplay #cosmaker #prop #costume #marvel #funny #cosplayargentina #cosplayprop #buenosaires

Deadpool mostrando sus habilidades. La máscara y las armas, además del arnés y cinturón elaborados por mi. #deadpool #cosplay #cosmaker #prop #costume #marvel #funny #cosplayargentina #cosplayprop #buenosaires

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I found that toy shotgun from my first ever post on Instagram, and turned it into a RDR2-inspired sawn-off shotgun prop 😜 #toygunpainting #toygun #toygunrepaint #toyrepaint #toypaint #toyshotgun #shotgun #rdr #rdr2 #reddeadredemption2 #reddeadredemption #cosplay #cosplayprop

I found that toy shotgun from my first ever post on Instagram, and turned it into a RDR2-inspired sawn-off shotgun prop 😜 #toygunpainting #toygun #toygunrepaint #toyrepaint #toypaint #toyshotgun #shotgun #rdr #rdr2 #reddeadredemption2 #reddeadredemption #cosplay #cosplayprop

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My Fav nerf pistol to paint “ the Hammer shot” 
Think it’s a perfect mix of new and old all in one pistol. 🤠
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Perfect items for an xmas gift 🎄🎅🏼🎁
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#cosplay #cosplaygirl #cosplayers #cosplayer #cosplays #cosplayworld #cosplayfun #cosplayphotography #cosplaylove #cosplayersofinstagram #cosplayphoto #cosplayprop #steampunk #cowboy #guns #videogames #fallout #fallout4 #film #movie #pistol #gun #pictureday #pic #ebay #nerf #instagram #sundayfunday

My Fav nerf pistol to paint “ the Hammer shot” Think it’s a perfect mix of new and old all in one pistol. 🤠 • • Check out our eBay link in the bio . Perfect items for an xmas gift 🎄🎅🏼🎁 • • • #cosplay #cosplaygirl #cosplayers #cosplayer #cosplays #cosplayworld #cosplayfun #cosplayphotography #cosplaylove #cosplayersofinstagram #cosplayphoto #cosplayprop #steampunk #cowboy #guns #videogames #fallout #fallout4 #film #movie #pistol #gun #pictureday #pic #ebay #nerf #instagram #sundayfunday

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“Hail to the King, Baby!” Small project in between cons, working on Army of Darkness Ash for @sandrafaust, who was recognized by Bruce Campbell himself for her cosplay! Guess I’ll have to break out my Necromancer again 😈 #evildead #ashwilliams #armyofdarkness #cosplay #wip #diy #costest #samraimi #brucecampbell #props #cosplayprop #evildeadcosplay #beautifulmenmakingbeautifulcosplay #armyofdarknesscosplay #themanthemyththechin #groovy #modest #goodbadimtheguywiththegun #givemesomesugarbaby

“Hail to the King, Baby!” Small project in between cons, working on Army of Darkness Ash for @sandrafaust, who was recognized by Bruce Campbell himself for her cosplay! Guess I’ll have to break out my Necromancer again 😈 #evildead #ashwilliams #armyofdarkness #cosplay #wip #diy #costest #samraimi #brucecampbell #props #cosplayprop #evildeadcosplay #beautifulmenmakingbeautifulcosplay #armyofdarknesscosplay #themanthemyththechin #groovy #modest #goodbadimtheguywiththegun #givemesomesugarbaby

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#daishocon was a super amazing experience. It was awesome to meet so many impressively creative and kind people all in one place. I encountered so much acceptance for the expansive spectrum of humanity that gathered there. I had a blast adventuring with @ponytrain.con and @baka.senpai and I’m looking forward to cultivating new friendships! 
#daishocon2018 #voltron #voltronlegendarydefender #vld #shirocosplay #shirovoltron #voltroncosplay #cosplay #arkansascosplayer #cosplayprop #anime

#daishocon was a super amazing experience. It was awesome to meet so many impressively creative and kind people all in one place. I encountered so much acceptance for the expansive spectrum of humanity that gathered there. I had a blast adventuring with @ponytrain.con and @baka.senpai and I’m looking forward to cultivating new friendships! #daishocon2018 #voltron #voltronlegendarydefender #vld #shirocosplay #shirovoltron #voltroncosplay #cosplay #arkansascosplayer #cosplayprop #anime

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Weekend Dad Craft is nearly done. Just need to spray a couple coats of finish and let it sit for 48 hours untouched. No Touching!!! #toys #toygun #prop #nerfmod #foamsmith #cosplay #cosplayprop #evafoam #arresteddevelopment #Dadswagstudios #dadswag #dadcraft #replica #create #makestuff

Weekend Dad Craft is nearly done. Just need to spray a couple coats of finish and let it sit for 48 hours untouched. No Touching!!! #toys #toygun #prop #nerfmod #foamsmith #cosplay #cosplayprop #evafoam #arresteddevelopment #Dadswagstudios #dadswag #dadcraft #replica #create #makestuff

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WIP Borderlands SMG! Swipe for more pics and a video ↔️ Inspired by the Baby Maker SMG from #borderlands2  I found this amazing colorshift spray paint and I had to try it! It changes from blue to purple depending on how you look at it. I LOVE it! What do you think? Next I’ll be adding cellshading, weathering the edges, and adding white highlights. I also want to go over the black parts with black acrylic to make those parts a little more shiny, they just have matte black spray paint right now. I have also been working on a shot gun.. I’ll post pictures of that soon! .
#borderlands #borderlandscosplay #cosplayprop #cosplaywip #colorshiftpaint #cosplay #nerfgunmod

WIP Borderlands SMG! Swipe for more pics and a video ↔️ Inspired by the Baby Maker SMG from #borderlands2 I found this amazing colorshift spray paint and I had to try it! It changes from blue to purple depending on how you look at it. I LOVE it! What do you think? Next I’ll be adding cellshading, weathering the edges, and adding white highlights. I also want to go over the black parts with black acrylic to make those parts a little more shiny, they just have matte black spray paint right now. I have also been working on a shot gun.. I’ll post pictures of that soon! . #borderlands #borderlandscosplay #cosplayprop #cosplaywip #colorshiftpaint #cosplay #nerfgunmod

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Rainbow Smash Complete!
Took a little while but it’s finally finished. 
#fortnite @fortnite 
#battleroyale 
#rainbowsmash #partyroyale #cosplay #prop #cosplayprop

Rainbow Smash Complete! Took a little while but it’s finally finished. #fortnite @fortnite #battleroyale #rainbowsmash #partyroyale #cosplay #prop #cosplayprop

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Here’s the backing on the sheild to make it from being all wobbly. #cosplayprop #mashukyrielite #agentmidori #fategrandorder #cosplay #sheilder #typemoon #darkbladearmory

Here’s the backing on the sheild to make it from being all wobbly. #cosplayprop #mashukyrielite #agentmidori #fategrandorder #cosplay #sheilder #typemoon #darkbladearmory

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Here are the sculpted pieces on the shield. I don’t sculpt much so they were intresting to make. I used air dry clay for them. #cosplayprop #mashukyrielite #agentmidori #fategrandorder #cosplay #sheilder #typemoon #darkbladearmory

Here are the sculpted pieces on the shield. I don’t sculpt much so they were intresting to make. I used air dry clay for them. #cosplayprop #mashukyrielite #agentmidori #fategrandorder #cosplay #sheilder #typemoon #darkbladearmory

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Wasteland Misty and her Starmie Flail. 🌟
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I made the body for Starmie out of Foam Clay from @luminsworkshop . I drew the an outline of Starmies points on paper and then molded the foam on top. It worked awesomely! The chain was from eBay, I just sprayed some purple highlights on it and the stick is from where I walk my dogs! I darkened it and if you look closely I added some bloody hand prints. .
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#mistycosplay #pokemoncosplay #horrorcosplay #cosplayprop #cosplayarmor #propmaking #foamarmor #armorcosplay #foamsmithing #costest #cosplaywip #cosplaytest #wasteland

Wasteland Misty and her Starmie Flail. 🌟 . I made the body for Starmie out of Foam Clay from @luminsworkshop . I drew the an outline of Starmies points on paper and then molded the foam on top. It worked awesomely! The chain was from eBay, I just sprayed some purple highlights on it and the stick is from where I walk my dogs! I darkened it and if you look closely I added some bloody hand prints. . . . . . . #mistycosplay #pokemoncosplay #horrorcosplay #cosplayprop #cosplayarmor #propmaking #foamarmor #armorcosplay #foamsmithing #costest #cosplaywip #cosplaytest #wasteland

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And a Maka too! Incase you're sick of Sinon already 😂 I hate how the shirt was sticking out under the jumper 😩but I really like this pose!~ #maka #makaalbarn #makaalbarncosplay #soul #soulevans #soulscythe #deathscythe #souleater #spuleatercosplay #anime #cosplay #animecosplay #makacosplay #thrifted #recyled #prop #cosplayprop

And a Maka too! Incase you're sick of Sinon already 😂 I hate how the shirt was sticking out under the jumper 😩but I really like this pose!~ #maka #makaalbarn #makaalbarncosplay #soul #soulevans #soulscythe #deathscythe #souleater #spuleatercosplay #anime #cosplay #animecosplay #makacosplay #thrifted #recyled #prop #cosplayprop

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This is one of the photos taken of me at @ndkdenver cosplay contest in 2018. Photos are taken by @partfourphotos #cosplayprop #mashukyrielite #agentmidori #fategrandorder #cosplay #sheilder #typemoon #darkbladearmory #ndkcosplaycontest #ndk2018

This is one of the photos taken of me at @ndkdenver cosplay contest in 2018. Photos are taken by @partfourphotos #cosplayprop #mashukyrielite #agentmidori #fategrandorder #cosplay #sheilder #typemoon #darkbladearmory #ndkcosplaycontest #ndk2018

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This is one of the photos taken of me at @ndkdenver cosplay contest in 2018. Photos are taken by @partfourphotos #cosplayprop #mashukyrielite #agentmidori #fategrandorder #cosplay #sheilder #typemoon #darkbladearmory #ndkcosplaycontest #ndk2018

This is one of the photos taken of me at @ndkdenver cosplay contest in 2018. Photos are taken by @partfourphotos #cosplayprop #mashukyrielite #agentmidori #fategrandorder #cosplay #sheilder #typemoon #darkbladearmory #ndkcosplaycontest #ndk2018

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This is one of the photos taken of me at @ndkdenver cosplay contest in 2018. Photos are taken by @partfourphotos #cosplayprop #mashukyrielite #agentmidori #fategrandorder #cosplay #sheilder #typemoon #darkbladearmory #ndkcosplaycontest #ndk2018

This is one of the photos taken of me at @ndkdenver cosplay contest in 2018. Photos are taken by @partfourphotos #cosplayprop #mashukyrielite #agentmidori #fategrandorder #cosplay #sheilder #typemoon #darkbladearmory #ndkcosplaycontest #ndk2018

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Aaaa aaaa my prop iš here 😍
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#rubycosplay #rubyrose #cosplay #prop #cosplayprop #rwbycosplay #rwby

Aaaa aaaa my prop iš here 😍 + + + #rubycosplay #rubyrose #cosplay #prop #cosplayprop #rwbycosplay #rwby

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