Cosplay Foam – Foam for Halloween Costumes & More!
Cosplay foam (such as Plastazote & EVA foam) are selected for costume and prop making purposes due to their durable and flexible properties. These types of foam are easy to work with, making them a great choice for those hoping to create costume pieces and various props. We stock both white and black plastazote sheets which can be easily painted for the desired effect:
Halloween is quite possibly the most popular time of year to dress up in costumes. So, what could be a better time to discuss cosplay foam and the fantastic costumes people make using it?
Cosplay Foam – What is Plastazote?
Plastazote is a unique form of closed-cell foam, consisting of a series of closed nitrogen filled cells. It is a tough, yet flexible foam.
Manufactured by Zotefoam, Plastazote is a member of the Azote range. Other foam grades within the Azote range include Evazote and Supazote.
Plastazote is a versatile foam used for many different applications. It can be used as a form of packaging to protect important items, used as a flotation device and can even be used to create a variety of medical orthoses.
You can purchase sheets of Plastazote LD33 here at GB Foam Direct! We offer a variety of thicknesses and stock sheets in either black or white.
If you would like to learn more about Plastazote and its unique properties be sure to visit our Plastazote page.
What is Cosplay Foam Used to Make?
The possibilities are seemingly endless when it comes to crafting things using foam. The level of talent displayed by costume makers using foam is impressive, to say the least!
Just carry out a quick Google search and you’ll find everything from realistic Batman costumes to Predator outfits, anime characters and much more.
A wide range of prop weapons, shields, helmets and more have all been made using cosplay foam! It takes a lot of dedication to make these and it’s always a treat seeing pictures of people’s creations.
Making a Halloween Costume from Cosplay Foam
If you’re the sort of person who enjoys making their Halloween costume, why not try using some foam this year? Just make sure you don’t take on a project too big or your costume may not be ready until next Halloween.
There are many in-depth tutorials online about using cosplay foam and creating costume pieces. Try watching a few to pick up some handy tips and perhaps find a little inspiration
We’ve been asked to provide foam for some whacky costume ideas in the past (including a couple’s costume for a giant pair of flip flops).
If you’re using foam to make your Halloween costume this year, we’d love to see what you’ve come up with. Share some pictures of your costume with us and we may even post them on our social media.
For now though, we hope you all have a very fun and spooky Halloween. Stay safe and be sure to look out for any foam monsters on the night.