I have finished my #antman
”backpack” and I have a few crafting tips. This may be my first post where I’ve offered any description of my cosplay crafting techniques, but there will be more to come soon. >> When I’m cutting EVA foam, I like to use a good strong pair of scissors and for cutting into the corners of the EVA foam, a box cutter with a retractable blade. You can usually buy these from an office/stationery store. I use sandpaper to smooth sides and edges. It doesn’t need to be expensive. Some hardware stores will allow you to buy only a small piece of sandpaper. Only buy what you need. I don’t recommend using a knife or any serrated blade as they can leave jagged edges in the foam. If you’re young, make sure you always get an adult to help you with any cutting.
If you wish to attach the AntMan “backpack” to your jacket with velcro, the @leatherfashionvalley
‘s AntMan Jacket already has perforations in it. Just sew the thread through the holes that are already there, so that you don’t damage the jacket.
Also, in the interest of safety, you should always use a metal thimble to sew leather or velcro. Slip the metal thimble over your finger to reduce the risk of piercing yourself with the needle when you drive it through the leather/velcro.
If you have anything to add, other tips and suggestions, please leave them in the comments below.
Beautiful AntMan jacket by @leatherfashionvalley
EVA foam kindly donated by @nick.carmichael94
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