Stormtrooper Armor Foam Templates Cosplay Costume

Stormtrooper Armor Foam Templates Cosplay Costume

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$25.00


Item details

Digital download (4 PDF)

Materials

eva foam, floor mats, craft foam, contact cement, foam, cutting

New more accurate version!
The templates include easy guides for making the Stormtrooper armor for Adults with EVA foam.
Before cutting the foam you can validate with the paper molds on your body. The paper molds are created with the templates and are used to cut the foam to make each part of the armor.
This is an original design inspired on Star Wars movie.
It can be made with eva foam from 6mm to 10mm thick. 8mm thick recommended. For other little parts it's recommended 3mm or 4mm foam.
The templates are in PDF files. Use Adobe Reader to open the files. These are for printing on letter size paper. Select the correct paper size in the print setup. If you print in A4 use in Adobe Acrobat the "Actual Size" option to print on A4 as a letter size. Templates available in Arch E size to print them in plotter.
The molds are for men size from medium to large, you can also adjust the parts to your body, also for a woman.

Templates include:
Chest
Back plate
Shoulder Bells
Biceps
Forearms
Hand plates
Abdomen (+Sandtrooper Options)
Lower Front plate
Lumbar
Lower Back
Belt
Back Belt
Thermal Detonator
Thighs
Shins
Shoulder strips
Recommendations and guides
Velcro union diagram
Shoe Cover
Holster (New)
Pauldron (New)
Ammo Pouch + Mini pouch (New)
Abdomen Sandtrooper Options (New)
ESB Hand plates option, snowtrooper-style (New)
Shin Front Sandtrooper -Diamond Knee plate- Option (New)


Foam armor build video:
https://youtu.be/yCRv6TaDqWM

Does not include the helmet template, you can see it here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/566780480/stormtrooper-full-helmet-foam-templates

if you are interested in child sized armor check this:
www.etsy.com/listing/562624459/kids-stormtrooper-full-armor-foam

For this template, the basic things you will need are:
· 4 square meters (1m = 39.37 inches) of 6mm/8mm foam (8mm recommended)
· Small area of 2mm/5mm foam (4mm recommended)
· Contact cement, hot glue gun (optional)
· Foam cutters, scissors (optional)
· Heat gun or powerful hair dryer instead
· Paper tape

Letter pages to print: 96

Note: the templates do not include materials to build the armor and the templates will be downloaded digitally.

Delivery & returns

Your files will be available to download once payment is confirmed. Here's how.
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order. 

Meet StormtroopTemplates

Cristian Álvarez

Cristian Álvarez

Buenos Aires, Argentina

This seller usually responds within a few hours.

You can contact me and tell me what the piece is and I will give you support so that you can create it without problems. I may send you additional documents or videos to guide you.
Unfortunately the eva foam material is not approved by the 501st Legion, they are only allowed these types of materials or like materials: White fiberglass, ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene), or Polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Removing this requirement would be worthy of approval. For more detailed info in https://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TK_anh_hero
For Stormtrooper/Shoretrooper armor: you will need approximately 4 square meters (1m = 39.37 inches) depending on the extensions or adjustments you make and also how much you take advantage and minimize the waste of the material. In some online stores you can buy 4 sheets of 24" x 60", each sheet is almost a square meter, for kids only 3 square meters, for helmets only 1.5 square meter.

For Darth Vader suit you will need 4 square meters of foam, 4 square meters of synthetic leather and 3m x 4m of black fabric for cape and inner robe. You can make the armor clothes with 3mm foam and for this you will need 4 square meters of foam instead of the leather.

Check at the end of each product description all the things you will need to make it.
It is very entertaining to create and also get personal satisfaction of being able to make a quality Stormtrooper/Shoretrooper armor or Darth Vader suit. I cannot say it will be very easy and you will do it fast, but I can say that with constancy and dedication you will achieve your creation. Just make the decision, get the basic materials and follow the guides and instructions that I provide in the templates and files.
Between 50 to 80 hours dedicated in the construction depending also on the experience that each one has to work with the foam.
At this total time, must be added set-up times (Fix joints with DAP Kwik Seal Plus to fill some joints), painting time (I recommend Plasti Dip 4 hands), strapping time (velcro), etc.
Yes, it comes with guidelines for adjust the pieces to your body.
Before cutting the foam you can validate the sizes and joints of all the molds on your body, and if it is possible, test them all together in your body, because after cutting molds in foam is more difficult or impossible to adjust the parts. I recommend doing this task. It is easy to adjust the parts to your body following the adjustment instructions. Remember that although the templates are for an adult, not all of our bodies are the same. It will only take a moment to temporarily attach the molds to test them on your body and you will have better completion of the armor or helmet. Here you can see how: youtu.be/-pzVJi9I1ts
I use and recommend 8mm thickness for armors and helmets, but the thicker the better, but it is more difficult to cut the foam and give shape when it’s thicker, that's why I indicate from 6mm to 10mm, but 8mm is for me the best. Remember that this measure of 8mm thickness I recommend is for armor or helmets for adults. If it's for a kid I recommend 6mm. For some small parts and clothes it is always good to have foam from 2mm to 5mm.
Some online stores:
cosplaysupplies.com (USA & Canada), redmooncosplaysolutions.com (USA & Canada), truenorthcosplay.com, (Canada), arda-wigs.com/collections/foam-products (USA), sksprops.com (USA), thecosplaypros.com (USA), tntcosplaysupply.com (USA & Canada),
poly-props.com (UK), cosplaycrafts.com (USA)
If you know more stores that you have used successfully send me the link and I will add it to the list.
The base paint that I used is a plastic paint, a flexible paint. But you can use Plastidip instead or similar, then on this plastic paint you can apply spray paints to give it shine or color, but it is important to give the plastic base so that the final paint does not crack. The base is important that you make the coats that you can, not less than 2, more coats more flexible. Sometimes you can finish it only with the base if you want or leave it unpainted with the original color of the foam.
You can use any color if you will paint it, but it is better if the foam base color is the same color as the paint. In my case I use black because I do not get good white foam for the Stormtrooper in my country, but for Darth Vader is black. I also see in many cases that the armor does not paint it and leave it to the color of the foam.
It would not be useful to tell you how much it costs to me because I am in another country and the costs of the products are very different from yours and the products are different. Besides, most of the brands that you use I do not get them here, in my case I can spend 60 USD (without templates) approximately in everything including all the materials and tools but with very low quality, but it is not the same for you. You can get in USA excellent foam density and quality, the same for the paints and tools. According to some reviews from people in the USA they say they spent on all materials 100USD or less to build and paint all armor.
It is a cream that when dried becomes a semi-soft plastic and is used to cover joints and to make the piece look more homogeneous. You can use the KWIK SEAL PLUS. You can also use a product called Foam Clay to achieve the same, which is a moldable foam.
I use a contact cement from my country to glue. I suggest use Weldwood - DAP or Barge contact cement but I have never used them, so I recommend that you try and choose the one that works best for you. The contact cement have to be liquid and dries fast.
www.dap.com/dap-products-ph/weldwood-contact-cement/
www.bargeadhesive.com/products.html
The hot glue is not recommend for all the joints, only use it to reinforce from the back.
I recommend not scaling the actual size of the templates. Print at actual size by checking the printed scale with a ruler on the first page.
It will only take a moment to temporarily join the molds to test them on your body and adjust them. You will have a better finish of the armor. Here you can see how: youtu.be/xSt6kH9D7lM
The video shows the task with an old stormtrooper template, but gives you an idea of ​​how to adjust it. See also the recommendations in pdf, it also shows how to adjust each part. If you scale the template, you will be wrong. Use the actual size and extend the mold you need to your body.
You can validate the standard sizes of the template with your body:
https://i.etsystatic.com/15900749/r/il/77fc97/1926273074/il_794x

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars (103)
  • GIGANTE Nov 20, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars
    First build in foam and I am so impressed with this template and guide. Enlarged a couple pieces for my 6'4" frame. Won me the Best Halloween costume contest at work and that's what really matters! lol
    GIGANTE reviewed Stormtrooper Armor Foam Templates Cosplay Costume
  • Bryce Frary Oct 11, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars
    Great so far. Seller provides feedback when needed. I'll add some pics when I'm done with it.

    ***Watch the youtube videos before starting your build*** I actually have them queued as I'm building so I can make sure I'm making the cuts properly and using the templates appropriately.

    I would try to get contact cement like Barge or something more effective - especially if you are in California (since you can't get Barge here anymore). You could use superglue but I have found that contact cement is better. It's easy to clean up and it is flexible after it dries.

    Also consider a hot knife (exacto style) for cutting the foam. These are like soldering irons that can use exacto blades. You will go through a lot of blades. EVA foam dulls blades rather quickly.

    I would buy from here again without question.
    Great so far. Seller provides feedback when needed. I'll add some pics when I'm done with it.

    ***Watch the youtube videos before starting your build*** I actually have them queued as I'm building so I can make sure I'm making the cuts properly and using the templates appropriately.

    I would try to get contact cement like Barge or something more effective - especially if you are in California (since you can't get Barge here anymore). You could use superglue but I have found that contact cement is better. It's easy to clean up and it is flexible after it...
    Bryce Frary reviewed Stormtrooper Armor Foam Templates Cosplay Costume
  • Brittni Mitchell Sep 1, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars
    I was doing my own kawaii take on a stormtrooper for Dragoncon and this was the best template/guide. The videos were awesome and I love all the updates. I felt like I could reach out for help if I needed to.
    Brittni Mitchell reviewed Stormtrooper Full Armor Foam Templates Cosplay Costume
  • Adrian Barrios Arias Jan 27, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars