Just a small update today: I roughly trimmed off the excess base foam around the top and bottom trim with a knife, then sanded it flush with my rotary tool.
Next up is figuring out how it's going to fasten when my daughter wears it. After that it'll finally be ready to paint!
I've been making lots of progress on the costume, but I hit a snag last night.
I was going to paint everything using Krylon Colormaster, but after spraying a test piece I realized that it cracked like crazy when flexed 😧
Tonight I'm going to make an emergency trip to the art supply shop and pick up some heavy body acrylics that should stand up to flexing much better 🤞
Update! I've been writing up my progress on a blog. Check out the posts on https://costumedad.com if you want to read about the ins and outs of making this costume.
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