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How To Make Foam Look Like Leather by samhawkeye
How To Make Foam Look Like Leather
As previously posted on Tumblr (here), my tutorial on how to use foam sheets to make props that look a lot like real leather!

The tutorial mentioned in the first paragraph: here

Good luck!



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JF-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
Love your Athos cos! :) (Smile) Keep it up!!
mistergrinn Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Happy Birthday! I hope yours is a lovely one!
samhawkeye Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Thank you! :D
mistergrinn Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Hey Sam!

I'm painfully inactive here and this is incredibly late, but I feel like I need to show you my LotR Ithilien Ranger outfit because I'm a huge fan of yours and you were a major part of my inspiration to make it in the first place. I'm really proud of it and will be wearing it during an online Q&A session with Mark Ordesky (executive producer of LotR) on Saturday. Sadly, I only have a photo of it up on twitter at the moment. I've been trying to get a decent pic to post up as a deviation but haven't yet gotten around to it.

Anyway, I'd love for you for have a look:…

As always, I really enjoy seeing your costume work! I hope to be more active here soon and update my gallery with the crapload of stuff I've been putting off for way too long.

I hope all is well with you! Take care and keep up the fab work!
samhawkeye Featured By Owner May 13, 2015

Haha yes I've been gone here for ages as well. I've kind of migrated to tumblr mostly - are you on there?

That costume is very good! Lots of detail and everything. Now wear it lots so it gets weathered properly and you'll look really authentic. ;)
Now you've got me wanting to do ranger things again...

Hope you're well too, and same to you!
mistergrinn Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
I'm not on tumblr, but I do lurk there to check out friends' posts and whatnot.
I saw yours awhile ago when you posted your foam-> leather tutorial (which is super helpful, by the way. Thank you for sharing!).
My main dwelling these days is twitter, as you probably already saw, and I've posted more of my costume work there than here.
Now I definitely have to remedy that.

Thanks for your words about my Ranger outfit! I still want to upgrade certain elements so it's very much still a work in progress. I'll probably have to weather some bits artificially too because I'm not sure how it'll hold up from regular wear. I appreciate the tip though! We'll see how it goes.

I saw your Athos costume (as well as your Musketeers group) and I think you look fab! I've actually been tempted to try making a Porthos look, but time and money restraints aren't being kind to me. Although I do have a secret Middle-earth themed idea for this summer. When I start making significant progress, I'll keep ya posted.

Great to hear from you!
samhawkeye Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
I haven't really gotten into twitter yet really; might have to give it another go. x)

You're welcome! Here's some good suggestions for adding wear artificially:…
Though I have to admit I've never gone as far as some of them suggest..

Thanks! Yeah, time and money have been the main reasons I haven't been doing much costume stuff lately too.
Looking forward to seeing what you're planning though!
Absolhunter251 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday! :D :party:
mistergrinn Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
(This is a terribly late response, but I have a bit of an explanation why HERE. My apologies for being so delayed!)

Ahhh, Sam! Thanks for adding The Hobbit - Bifur to your favourites earlier this year! I find your amazing cosplay work inspiring so it means a lot to me when you fave my own stuff!

I've a lot of catching up to do, but I saw some pieces in your gallery that I haven't seen before. I'll be back for a proper browse soon!

Thanks again!
PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great stuff! Keep on. :-)

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