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Expanded PVC Basic Armor Tutorial by nyunyucosplay Expanded PVC Basic Armor Tutorial by nyunyucosplay
My first DA tutorial! I have a handful of tutorials for my website, but I'm going to start putting them here so more people actually see, and hopefully use them. I must give credit to :iconfeawen-northwood: for telling me about this material, which she used on her awesome Saber armor, and my awesome boyfriend, Sam, who helps me out with so many cosplay things, whether it's using his stuff (he's an artist...has everything!), giving me new ideas when I hit a wall, or just plain doing parts for me when I get frustrated or might cut up my hands. ^^;;;

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lulukohime Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
I'm going to be using this stuff soon if all goes well, thanks for the tips!
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lulukohime Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
also peeing myself over you doing a plugsuit not gonna lie
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whiskeypeak Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
I heard about this stuff earlier this week, and thanks to your tutorial, I'll definitely be trying this out!
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nyunyucosplay Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool!! Make all of the things!!
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OztheNekoMaster Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Whoa, this is super useful! I am absolutely awful with anything that ventures outside fabric and the sewing machine, so this helps a lot for when I venture into my first armor projects!

So I take it this particular product is safe to put in an oven that you bake food in since you were putting it on woks and such? I'm asking, because I don't have a designated oven for art things and I'd probably just be using the big oven I have in my home. I don't want to accidentally poison my food when I bake things, haha.
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nyunyucosplay Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay I'm glad to make something useful! The oven and the wok were used JUST for art projects. They both came from Goodwill, so cheap enough. I'm not sure if they are safe to use for food after that and will just avoid them.
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SinnocentCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This ... is freaking amazing, and I can't tell you how much I love you for this XD But what is this 'expanded PVC' you speak of, and where can I get it? I know of PVC pipe, and PVC material, but it's very obviously not either of those. I'd love to use this technique on a costume I'll be making later this year, and this way is going to be SO FREAKING cheaper than the route I was gonna go.
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nyunyucosplay Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I ordered it from a local plastic shop. You might see if there are any plastic shops in your area and call/check website to see what they have. It's definitely cheaper compared to like, Worbla or Wonderflex.
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SinnocentCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, so it's a form of plastic? That's really cool. And yeah I'll check out some places around me and see if I can find any ... is there anything specific I should ask for? Or is it just 'expanded pvc'? And yeah, I've never been able to work with either of those cuz I just can't bring myself to spend that much on them >_>

and sorry for all the questions X3
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nyunyucosplay Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's just called "expanded PVC" as far as I know. I think "Sintra" is a brand name or other name for it.

Here's the site for the shop where we ordered it:

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Actually they list several brand names, but "expanded PVC sheet" would be the generic term, I guess.
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