Making Foam Weapons and Props For Cosplay and Film

with Matthew Walther

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*The live and free course does not give you a certificate of completion, additional tools and resources, access to the bonus classess, and one-on-one with the instructors.
These perks are only available in the paid version of the course.

About the course

Do you have a costume that needs that little bit extra to really make it stand out? Are you filming a scene that needs a bit of violence, but don't want anyone to get hurt by the props? This class is just what you need to make safe, lightweight props perfect for any occasion. You will learn all about how to make weapons and other items out of foam floor mats, or “EVA” foam, one of the easiest and least expensive ways to make highly detailed, yet light and durable props with.

In this class you will learn how to work with the foam, including several tools you probably already have at your disposal. You will learn several different methods on how to make your prop, including stacking, boxing, sculpting, and so on to add huge amounts of detail you may never have thought possible. You'll also be able to follow along and make your own cool looking props, from a futuristic space gun to an old, battle worn medieval ax! Perfect for beginners and advanced makers alike.

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About The Instructor

Matthew Walther

Matthew has always loved building things, even at a young age. He caught the bug very early on, after attending local conventions for several years and seeing people dress up in costumes, though he never fully got into making his own costumes until a few years later, when he was introduced to the wonder that is foam fabrication.

In 2012, he made his first full set of armor out of foam floor mats and was hooked. Ever since then, he has cut thousands of pieces of foam and turned them into armor, weapons, and even gigantic costumes and creatures, always learning and improving his methods and skills.

Matthew has won several awards for his builds, including Best Video Game Representation, several Judge's Choice awards, and even Best Overall Master's Category for a costume he entered into the Intermediate Category. Participating in contests is just a fun side thing for him, however, since the more fulfilling thing for him is to share the things he has learned with other people who are interested in making something, but don't quite know where to start.

Live and Free*:

March 13th, 14th, and 15th
from 11:00am-2pm EST (8am-11am PST)

Replay*:

March 13th, 14th, and 15th
from 9pm-12am EST (6pm-9pm PST)

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*The live and free course does not give you a certificate of completion, additional tools and resources, access to the bonus classess, 
and one-on-one with the instructors. These perks are only available in the paid version of the course.