Adding Knurling to a Handle

Adding Knurling to a Handle

Knurling, what’s that? A slang word from the 80’s? Knurling, dude! …..not quite. Knurling is a criss-cross pattern commonly added to handles.  But how do you do that? Well there’s a special tool and method…but you don’t need all...
Tools and Materials of the Trade!

Tools and Materials of the Trade!

I post a lot of how to articles and tips and tricks. In each I’m always talking about the tools I’m using and I always try and place an Amazon link on there so that you can get the same tools that I’m using.  Since the 15th is Amazon prime day and...
Making Foam Spikes

Making Foam Spikes

In one of my recent builds I made a set of fantasy armor inspired by the game Dragon Age: Inquisition.  Attached to the armor was a whole mess of spikes!  The questions quickly came in, asking what they were made of and how I made them.  To answer those questions,...
Top 10 Foam Crafting Tips

Top 10 Foam Crafting Tips

The con season is fast approaching!  I’ve compiled the top 10 best tips fabricating with EVA foam.  Here they are in no particular order.   1– Not familiar with foam fabrication? Check out this tip for a quick over view. 2-Before you make anything,...
Quick Tip: Pattern Making

Quick Tip: Pattern Making

The Summer con season is here!  Have you started your costume yet? Well here’s a simple method to help make patterns! What you’ll need: Graph paper pen or fine tip marker pencil (colored pencils work great as well) Poster paper (with or with out grid, grid...
Strapping a Mask

Strapping a Mask

A question I’ve gotten recently, is how to strap tali helmets.  So that will be the topic of this weeks blog, and this can go for any mask or helmet with an open back.  Here’s what you’ll need! A mask that needs strapping straps (elastic is the best...