If you are going to a comic book convention this year, and you want to dress up like your favorite character from videogames, comics, and film, you’re probably going to need to craft a weapon or two. Bill Doran has released his second volume of weapon making books, that will teach you to make props that are completely safe.

DSC_4751-510x660What’s inside?

  • 160 pages of instructional content.
  • Over 500 highly detailed photographs!
  • Tips, tricks, and tutorials on building professional quality foam props.
  • A pair of full build write-ups detailing Bill Doran’s foamsmithing process.
  • Two free digital blueprint files!

We’ve had Bill as a guest on Finally Friday to talk props and cosplay, and he’s appeared on Tested multiple times, and he definitely knows his stuff. You can get the eBook today, and the print version is expected to ship in May 2016.

You find out more about Foamsmith 2 at the Punished Props website.

via Punished Props

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. April 4, 2016 at 10:21 am — Reply

    This might be something for me to invest in since I’m working on my own custom Mandalorian armor, and I’ll definitely need to make some weapons to make the costume really pop (plus it is a requirement of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club to have a weapon).

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