Step 4: Applying Templates To Foam
The bulk of the work obviously is taking the paper templates and using them to cut the foam. It's important to get as many pieces out of each foam sheet and to save all the scraps for the smaller detail pieces. Use brand new xacto blades and change them often. When glueing the trim and other pieces be sure to apply pressure over night under some heavy books to get the smoothest surfaces and the strongest hold. Use velcro for closures but be aware that while initially the adhesive on the velcro seems strong enough after a few times of putting on and taking off the costume the velcro strips will let go from the foam so I suggest using hot glue instead of relying on the adhesive. The gloves are just cheap knitted gloves and the foam pieces hot glue easily to them. You'll use the elastic on the upper arm pieces to both strap around the arm and to attach them to the shoulder straps. Also use some for supports on the thigh pieces, attaching a piece of velcro to the loose end to attach to the inside of the belt.