Make Craft Foam Armor -Shoulders and Arms

Make Craft Foam Armor -Shoulders and Arms


Hi its Will from Stormthecastle.com And here on youtube you know me as epic fantasy And this is my latest tutorial This is a foam armor project We’ve done the gauntlet We have done the vambrace And in this tutorial we do the shoulder the
bicep and the elbow Fun project made out of craft foam You need some cereal box and some craft foam
and some paint And of course I give you the template And this works Everything moves so you can wear it Dioramas origami catapults and trebuchets Telescopes terrariums bonsai trees and paper
games Swords and shields and real blacksmithing
model rockets animation I teach the art of real creation Stormthecastle.com Let’s make something Alright let’s take a look at what we need
to do this project You need some kind of glue I use a spray on adhesive like this It’s wonderful and easy You can use any kind of glue you have You need the template You need some strips of velcro I got these
at the dollar store for a dollar A little bit of wire you know maybe about
a foot of it Some cereal box cardboard or cracker box cardboard You can even use poster board And three big foam sheets like this foamies Now a couple of important things I want to
point out about this project is Um there are four different parts One the shoulder the under shoulder the bicep
and the elbow right We’re going to make these four parts And an important thing about this is the assembly
like this Makes it so you actually can move your arm And your elbow That’s an important thing with armor is you
got to move your arm So Let’s get started Print up the template The link is in the description of this video
down below You can get that template it is totally free And all the parts Parts 1a and 1b you cut those out and tape
them together like that Part 2a and 2b cut those out and tape them
together like that And C excuse me 3a and 3b the bicep You tape those you cut them out and tape them
together like that And part 4 is the elbow You just need to cut that out They fit on one sheet of paper So let’s start with part 1 the shoulder Now we have that piece cut out like that Glue it on to your cereal box or your poster
board And then part 2 do the same thing Glue it onto your Now the wonderful thing about this is the
poster board or the cereal box Will give the thing some strength And then cut them out And uh and then the foam gives it a good look When we apply the foam later And I will show you that So see those dashed lines those are slots So you cut these pieces out and you cut along
that slot Of part 1 Now let’s form the shoulder You just go like this watch this Boom and it’s pretty much done That shapes your shoulder Now fit it on your shoulder to see if it fits You can open that and close that as you need
to And then put plenty of tape on it Once you got it in a nice size and shape you
like for your shoulder You know tape it up with masking tape Um you can tape the whole thing if you want For strength and rigidity I taped it partially but I just wanted to
show you You can even at this point shape it a little
bit with the tape Oh and I didn’t say masking tape in the beginning
I’m sorry Masking tape is useful So now let’s put foam on it Start like this You’re just putting foam to the top of the
shoulder And you glue it down Then what we’re going to do is We’re going to wrap up the sides like this So put some glue on there And bring up the sides Watch So we end up with a nice smooth armor And this foam is quite wonderful You can do a little heating with it too if
you have a heat gun So once you got it wrapped up the sides You can trim it down a little bit so it’s
easier to work with The only thing we have to worry about is the
end piece The end there But as you trim it you can see how it’s going
to work I will show you exactly how to do this But I like it And it’s a little open right now But as we add more pieces But see there you go So you end up with something like this Cut it so you end up with that Then you can fold that down And then trim it neatly with like a sharp
knife or scissors or something And you’re done with this shoulder piece So now piece 2 The under shoulder You um take that you had previously put the
template onto cereal box Now glue that to foam And you have this like this Done Now we want to attach it under the shoulder And it goes just like this Make sure you have that shoulder oriented
the correct way It’s gonna go just like that So place it together in a way its nice it
looks good Punch a hole through both of them And then run your wire through it to act as
like a little lock and a hinge See So you want it to be strong But you still want it to hinge And that wire will do that So a little double piece of wire you feed
it through You can even use paper clips if you don’t
have wire That would be fine So you do that So now let’s do piece three the bicep This is mine is eight inches by twelve inches And this is poster board here I know the black colors throwing you off That’s poster board Instead of cereal box So I used the template to make that piece And now I’m taking that piece And applying it to foam of a blue color Don’t let the colors throw you I didn’t have all of the same color of foam So there you go There’s the bicep piece Now we want to make it so you can open it
and close it As you need it to get your arm in there And how we do that is with some strips of
velcro So you see you can roll it Fit it on your arm Get a good for it with extra room Trim it as needed And then you put velcro on it like this Put some velcro along one end And then flip the thing over And put velcro on the other end Now notice I flipped it See you don’t see the velcro anymore over
there on the right That’s important Then you put the hook or the loop the mating
pieces on this end like this So what happens is when you roll it these
will connect these are the hoops Will connect with the loops like this See it That’s very important Get that velcro right before you Make sure you understand that before you glue
it down But there’s the bicep You can adjust that to your arm And I ended up trimming a little bit under
the arm pit as needed So now you put them together like this That goes about in the center And you can if you have help have somebody Put these pieces on and have somebody mark
them And then you know exactly where they fit the
most comfortable But you do the same thing You um pierce a hole through both And then run a double piece of wire through
it To act as a hinge and an anchor And do it around the back side too There you go We’re almost done here Nice job If you’re doing this project I am proud of you Make sure you send me a picture I will send you a certificate of contribution And I will put the picture on my website Um and just to show you You can use a hot glue gun to add rivets like
this to hide those And even have some fun with ornaments Let’s put some rivets on there Now the last piece the elbow piece This is um black poster board that I put the
template on Now I am putting it on foam So it’s always some kind of cardboard Whether it be poster board or cereal box Glued to the foam So you get a double layer So it’s strong and it’s sturdy and it will
stay together It looks good and the foam has a nice smooth
look to it So do that and then cut it out Now you do the same thing Position it at the elbow Pierce two holes One through each piece And then glue it down Wrap it around the back and do the same thing Try it on and get it fitted just right for
yourself For your arm See doesn’t that look good All four pieces Now go crazy with the hot glue gun Add some ornaments Paint this thing put some designs Oh I’m going to show you some painting I like it Important thing It moves That way you can move your arm So then I had some fun with some ornaments I won’t show you all of that but you can see
it in the pictures How I made like a little design it’s kind
of cool So that’s it let’s paint it up Silver spray paint And make sure you uh move it To get at the parts that are currently not
exposed Because it’s all hinged You want to get under the hinges That’s it you’re done I like it There’s oh there you can see the design I
put on my elbow So that’s It I also have the gauntlet and
the vambrace So we’ve gone from your fingertips all the
way to your shoulder I have more of this foam armor coming Thanks for watching that video I hope you
enjoyed it If you’re a subscriber thanks for subscribing
to my channel If you’re not a subscriber hit that button I always have lots of fun and interesting
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100 thoughts on “Make Craft Foam Armor -Shoulders and Arms

  1. Hey will, The renaissance Festival is coming up, I need a chestplate to go with the rest of my foam armor, And I love your style of armor, so just a heads up im looking forwards to that tutorial!

  2. So glad you put this tutorial up! I've been watching for a while now, and have never been disappointed. Keep up the great work; you're making an impact!

  3. Are you going to make a chest piece? If you are, could you also show / make one that would fit on women?

  4. Another great tutorial! 
    Could you use split pins instead of wire? It would look like the head of a rivet almost on the outside.

  5. Epicfantasy I love the skyrim and sword art online weapons I would love to see more Sao weapons thank you

  6. I've watched your videos since the Corvo's mask episode, and i have always been blown away by your creations. Your doing a great job and please keep making videos, cause I will continue to watch them

  7. I have a question about the drastic sword you made: is it possible to foam cast it, and if it is should I make the blade foam x2 thick?

  8. I've done about four of your tutorials and all have turned out amazing! I just have a quick request… Would it be possible to make the Pip-boy 3000 from the Fallout series? It doesn't have to light up, just look like it lol

  9. As much as i want to do this project is really hard to get all the stuff that is required to make it But still stay cool and do more awsome vids thx

  10. Would it be better if the elbow joint was positioned in a way making it perpendicular to the shoulder joint?

  11. epic fantasy: i got it at the dollar store for a dollar.
    Me: whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttt?

    idk why but i thought that was so funny……ill find my way to the door

  12. I'd like to see you make a big model pirate or cargo ship, you know, one fit for miniatures or wooden dolls

  13. Hi,I watched your how to make a sword tutorial and plan on doing it,but I'm wondering if u could possibly do a template for a Deathsroke costume,thanks

  14. I plan on using this and the gauntlet tutorial to make Terra's armor pieces from Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep speaking of which could you do a tutorial for a keyblade preferably one such as Oathkeeper/Oblivion or Ends of the Earth/Eartshaker

  15. hey will im a huge fan. i like and support your videos. but something that i think would be really cool would be if you showed us how to blacksmith armor.

  16. You could use brass fasteners instead of wire as well. Not only it a strong hinge, but it also is good for decoration.

  17. Just discovered your channel, and honestly your tutorials are the best I've found on the Internet. I can't wait to try this!! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing!!

  18. I liked your SAO builds but I have one request if it is not too much trouble

    Could you make lambent light please?

    Great tutorials and I hope you keep making them

  19. If this was made of styrofoam you could use one of The King of Random's tutorials to turn it into solid aluminum

  20. Instead of wire use the button things with the two metal ends


    / they look something like that 😀

  21. For that thin foam, brass paper fasteners make excellent pivots and even give you that riveted look. Super cheap as well

  22. hey guys in the near future me snd my freinds are going to be make al sorts of scifi armour and custom nerf guns so plz sub

  23. It would be cool to make an aluminum sheet armor. It would look more like steel. You can probably bent by hand the problem would be to cut it.

  24. Hey! I'm 17 years old and i love costume design and building costumes and such but money has always been an issue, thanks for showing me how easy it is to make awesome props and armor for really cheap.! I'm currently building a partially full set of Armor for an event I'm going to this upcoming week. some of it is my own design but a lot of it is yours, thanks for all the Awesome vids! I plan to send you pictures of the finished set, have a great weekend!

  25. Love it. Thank you for the tutorial. You made it look easy. Hope to see the chest male and female soon. ^_^

  26. Love the projects your doing! Just a sugestion for your rivits. I used googly eyes makes a clean round circle with out the fuss if hot glue dangley bits. Love the channel keep up the awesome work!

  27. Ive been a huge fan over multiple years/accounts, sent you some fan art a while ago! My question, I'm getting into LARPing and my costume is coming together, but its a bit plain in the chest area (its an assassin character), any ideas how to change it? Possibly some light chest Armour or tabbard?

  28. hey will. bit of an odd question, but i am considering starting my own tutorial series similar to yours (dont worry i dont plagiarize) but i was wondering how you do the voice overs/ narration in your videos. thanks!

  29. i know is a little bit old now but is a important question can i apply heat to that foam like a little heat with a heat gun ???

  30. I think I might just take the shoulder piece from this for my Proto Man cosplay. It's the perfect shape, but I don't need the arm parts.

  31. i have a problem with the Shoulder part, when i put it on my shoulder it just slides off whenever i try to move it might be a simple fix but this is my first ever costume build, (DR DOOM). Just want to know how to stop it falling off, as it would be humiliating if it did it on the day of the Convention. My brother suggested using a string from one shoulder to the other and tighten it in the middle, so it doesnt fall off but i don't know if that would work. Thank you in advance

  32. How would you recommend attaching all the various armour pieces together? (I'm planning on making a set of steampunk armour for a convention 🙂 )

    Awesome videos by the way, instant sub 🙂

  33. I know this is fairly late, but does brass fasteners act as a good substitution for wire? I've seen it be used on some of your other armor tutorials.

  34. I am using most of your templates to make my own costume out of cardboard. Your videos are awesome. I will post a picture of everything once I am done! You're the best Will, keep it up my friend.

  35. I'm making the whole Armor Set along with a set for my horse. I'm going for the Templer Knight look. Since I'm using some of your templates and ideas where would you like the finished pictures at? Each piece on their individual videos or a Complete photo done? Let me know? I appreciate your help and incite and would love to share a completed photo.

  36. Thank you sooo much! You just saved me, my 2 tween nephews are going to look AWESOME! This is all you, forever grateful!!

  37. Granted I know that this is an old video but I came from the armor chest piece video because I'm looking to make some armor for an character of mine.
    Its a great video and probably the easiest one's I've seen in a while

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