PVA foam mats. Anyone try these? You can get them at most hardware store and Harbor Freight. Even some auto parts places have large mats for garages.
First off yes, I know, I’ve heard it on several Youtube vids that body sweet can work like acid on this stuff. They suggest sealing the inside of anything you make with it.
So far what I’ve seen of this stuff is amazing. I bought some to try to make cosplay armor. Been catching as many vids on pva foam as I can find. Just a side note, PVA = Elmer’s Glue or white craft glue in general.
this guy is pro and has great tips and results,https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLTxoOYUpGKDSexgjTG1D1A?spfreload=10
It’s a lot sturdier than foam.
Cheaper in price.
Can be glued together using cement. (recommended) Hot glue can be used.
Can be molded to form curves and cups using a heat gun.
Very easy to cut with a razor knife. But dulls the knives quickly.
Venting for air flow is possible. Small holes wont collapse.
Would have to be 100% protected from body sweet.
Doesn’t have the flex of foam. A head would have to be treated like eggs when being packed. Heat or pressure could deform it. A heat gun could be used to fix it. But if you used hot glue to put it together……
‘Bing’ PVA cosplay armor for some great pics and videos of this stuff.
Two of my favorites,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdmRUAX7cEk&spfreload=10https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOyVFx7uaGE&spfreload=10